We always get asked when we will start up regular Blues classes again, well here it is! A weekly Blues lesson on Sundays; drop-in anytime or come every week for a great progression of Blues material. This will be a beginner friendly, but all levels class, so help us spread the word and share this event with a friend that you want to learn Blues.
What is Blues dance? Blues is an umbrella term for an improvised family of individual, partnered, and group dance forms done to Blues music and structures. It is based on a series of dance styles created in America between the 1800's and mid 1900's, parallel with blues music. Rooted in African movement, Blues places high value on rhythm and a strong emphasis on solo movement. The dance has experienced a significant evolution within the last 10-15 years.
While there are now a wide range of Blues dances, each with unique dynamics, aesthetics, rhythms, attitudes, and step patterns, they share numerous characteristics that allow individuals to stylistically and creatively express the music. These include: asymmetry in the body; grounded and earth-focused movement; a balanced and flexible posture; dancing behind the beat; pulse; polyrhythms; 'every day' found movement; bent limbs and torso; movement in all parts of the body; call and response; lead and follow; and emotion. -John Joven, Shoshi Krieger, Flouer Evelyn , & Joe DeMers
Overstreet Dance Gallery
5366 S. Bannock Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Sundays, starting November 3rd. Drop in any day! 11:30am-1pm. Class will include lots of practice, dancing, and socializing time. $50/Month or $15 drop-in
About Joe: Just back from New York City, now THE International Blues Dance Champion, Joe is starting up weekend Blues dance classes. Joe DeMers is a champion Blues and Lindy Hop instructor based in Denver, CO. He has toured the world from South Korea to France, Canada and all over the US. He loves to dance and is proud to be a dancer, performer, competitor, and instructor. For more information on Joe check out his website at joeandnelle.com.