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Come learn to dance the blues! Our classes are open to all skill levels and genders, and you don't need to bring a partner.

Blues dancing is a family of solo & partnered dance styles done to Blues & Jazz music, originating in communities all over the country. We are inspired to learn these original dances to connect to each other & to the music! Shake, shimmy, or hold your partner close. Good for friends, couples, singles. Everyone is welcome!

We have 2 locations for classes and social dancing, Tuesdays in Harvard Square and Thursdays in Union Square, Somerville.

Every Thursday
Beginner lesson - 8:00-9:00pm - no partner or experience necessary
Social dancing - 9:00-11:00

Location:
Dance Union
16 Bow St, Somerville, MA

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Virtual: Monthly accoutibility group

Online event

Especially because blues is a dance from Black culture, we are committed to fighting racism in our time. Every month, we have a check-in on folks' personal goals related to anti-racism. Everyone is encouraged to join, regardless of whether you joined the previous month(s) or not, whether you met your goal(s) or not... This is a time to check in, help each other clarify goals, get back on track if needed, and be in community around these actions. New this month: If you don't have an idea for what to set as your goal/actions for this next month, we have something you can do. . . . During quarantine, we're hosting virtual events--online classes, social hangouts, blues music broadcasts (DJed and live), readings of blues books, etc. Each week is different, so we'll update as we go. Stay safe & we'll see you online! . . . Blues is a family of Black dances done to Blues & Jazz music, originating in communities all over the country. We are inspired to learn these original dances to connect to each other and the music. Shake, shimmy, or hold your partner close! Good for friends, singles, couples. All genders & experience levels welcome! . . . . . To see the range of styles in Blues dancing, check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0spenJdVUw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfhSvxdkxvk

Virtual Blues Dance Class and Social Dances

The Democracy Center

During the quarantine, we've moved online! . . . To see the range of styles in Blues dancing, check out these videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0spenJdVUw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfhSvxdkxvk Blues is a family of dances done to Blues & Jazz music, originating in communities all over the country. We are inspired to learn these original dances to connect to each other and the music. Shake, shimmy, or hold your partner close! Good for friends, singles, couples. All genders & experience levels welcome! The Democracy Center is wheelchair accessible, except the bathroom. Deadalus next door is available.

Virtual blues dance classes & events

Online event

During quarantine, we're hosting virtual events--online classes, social hangouts, blues music broadcasts (DJed and live), readings of blues books, etc. Each week is different, so we'll update as we go. Stay safe & we'll see you online! . . . Blues is a family of Black dances done to Blues & Jazz music, originating in communities all over the country. We are inspired to learn these original dances to connect to each other and the music. Shake, shimmy, or hold your partner close! Good for friends, singles, couples. All genders & experience levels welcome! . . . . . To see the range of styles in Blues dancing, check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0spenJdVUw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfhSvxdkxvk

Virtual Blues Dance Class and Social Dances

The Democracy Center

During the quarantine, we've moved online! . . . To see the range of styles in Blues dancing, check out these videos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0spenJdVUw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfhSvxdkxvk Blues is a family of dances done to Blues & Jazz music, originating in communities all over the country. We are inspired to learn these original dances to connect to each other and the music. Shake, shimmy, or hold your partner close! Good for friends, singles, couples. All genders & experience levels welcome! The Democracy Center is wheelchair accessible, except the bathroom. Deadalus next door is available.

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Virtual Blues Dance Class and Social Dances

The Democracy Center

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