What we're about

This meetup is organized by Elizabeth Kilrain (http://JukeJoint.ninja), the organizer for Blue Note - San Diego's monthly pure blues social dance (http://BlueNoteSD.com). We welcome suggestions for meetups from other organizers as well, but our focus will be on blues dancing (not fusion, rockabilly, zydeco, etc.) and Black history.

Our vision is to offer consistent events for the exploration and development of the blues vernacular dances in San Diego. As the name implies, our love here is the blues - all 100 years (and counting) of the rich and living history of blues music and dancing - and that is the type of music and dancing that will be offered.

There are many venues in San Diego that offer other dances with blues. We enjoy many of those dances and encourage you to go explore them and find your passion. We also believe that to really grow in love and understanding of a subject, you have to spend time immersed it. We are passionate about the blues and truly believe you will love it as well.

• Website: https://BlueNoteSD.com

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Upcoming events (5)

(Virtual) Progressive Blues Lessons

Online event

⚠️⚠️⚠️❗️ ALERT ❗️⚠️⚠️ ⚠️

Please register here: https://rebrand.ly/bluesdanceclass

Elizabeth Kilrain will lead you through a series of 1-hour progressive classes to hone in your blues aesthetic and develop your sense of rhythm and style.

Not only will you be prepared to take on the dance floor with ever-growing confidence within a welcoming community, but you will also gain insightful glimpses into the rich history of blues. Come on, mooche, walk, shimmy, and shake it with us!

- $10 drop-in, $45 for a package of 5
- Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific
- Register at ticketing link
- Zoom link provided after payment (please add [masked] to your email whitelist and check your SPAM folder!)

ABOUT: "Blues dancing" is an umbrella term for multiple regional Black American idiom dances that developed alongside the blues as popular music throughout the United States. The blues are an expression of the variety of experiences of Black Americans throughout history, from pain and struggle to spirituality and celebration.

There are many styles that can be danced solo and partnered. In partnership, blues idiom dances are danced primarily in close embrace. Dancers seek connection with one another as an affirmation of their humanity and express themselves in celebratory defiance of their environmental conditions.

The blues celebrates individual expression while affirming communal values. The blues celebrates contrasts - rhythm and athleticism tempered by coolness and lag.

(Virtual) Progressive Blues Lessons

Online event

⚠️⚠️⚠️❗️ ALERT ❗️⚠️⚠️ ⚠️

Please register here: https://rebrand.ly/bluesdanceclass

Elizabeth Kilrain will lead you through a series of 1-hour progressive classes to hone in your blues aesthetic and develop your sense of rhythm and style.

Not only will you be prepared to take on the dance floor with ever-growing confidence within a welcoming community, but you will also gain insightful glimpses into the rich history of blues. Come on, mooche, walk, shimmy, and shake it with us!

- $10 drop-in, $45 for a package of 5
- Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific
- Register at ticketing link
- Zoom link provided after payment (please add [masked] to your email whitelist and check your SPAM folder!)

ABOUT: "Blues dancing" is an umbrella term for multiple regional Black American idiom dances that developed alongside the blues as popular music throughout the United States. The blues are an expression of the variety of experiences of Black Americans throughout history, from pain and struggle to spirituality and celebration.

There are many styles that can be danced solo and partnered. In partnership, blues idiom dances are danced primarily in close embrace. Dancers seek connection with one another as an affirmation of their humanity and express themselves in celebratory defiance of their environmental conditions.

The blues celebrates individual expression while affirming communal values. The blues celebrates contrasts - rhythm and athleticism tempered by coolness and lag.

(Virtual) Progressive Blues Lessons

Online event

⚠️⚠️⚠️❗️ ALERT ❗️⚠️⚠️ ⚠️

Please register here: https://rebrand.ly/bluesdanceclass

Elizabeth Kilrain will lead you through a series of 1-hour progressive classes to hone in your blues aesthetic and develop your sense of rhythm and style.

Not only will you be prepared to take on the dance floor with ever-growing confidence within a welcoming community, but you will also gain insightful glimpses into the rich history of blues. Come on, mooche, walk, shimmy, and shake it with us!

- $10 drop-in, $45 for a package of 5
- Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific
- Register at ticketing link
- Zoom link provided after payment (please add [masked] to your email whitelist and check your SPAM folder!)

ABOUT: "Blues dancing" is an umbrella term for multiple regional Black American idiom dances that developed alongside the blues as popular music throughout the United States. The blues are an expression of the variety of experiences of Black Americans throughout history, from pain and struggle to spirituality and celebration.

There are many styles that can be danced solo and partnered. In partnership, blues idiom dances are danced primarily in close embrace. Dancers seek connection with one another as an affirmation of their humanity and express themselves in celebratory defiance of their environmental conditions.

The blues celebrates individual expression while affirming communal values. The blues celebrates contrasts - rhythm and athleticism tempered by coolness and lag.

(Virtual) Progressive Blues Lessons

Online event

⚠️⚠️⚠️❗️ ALERT ❗️⚠️⚠️ ⚠️

Please register here: https://rebrand.ly/bluesdanceclass

Elizabeth Kilrain will lead you through a series of 1-hour progressive classes to hone in your blues aesthetic and develop your sense of rhythm and style.

Not only will you be prepared to take on the dance floor with ever-growing confidence within a welcoming community, but you will also gain insightful glimpses into the rich history of blues. Come on, mooche, walk, shimmy, and shake it with us!

- $10 drop-in, $45 for a package of 5
- Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific
- Register at ticketing link
- Zoom link provided after payment (please add [masked] to your email whitelist and check your SPAM folder!)

ABOUT: "Blues dancing" is an umbrella term for multiple regional Black American idiom dances that developed alongside the blues as popular music throughout the United States. The blues are an expression of the variety of experiences of Black Americans throughout history, from pain and struggle to spirituality and celebration.

There are many styles that can be danced solo and partnered. In partnership, blues idiom dances are danced primarily in close embrace. Dancers seek connection with one another as an affirmation of their humanity and express themselves in celebratory defiance of their environmental conditions.

The blues celebrates individual expression while affirming communal values. The blues celebrates contrasts - rhythm and athleticism tempered by coolness and lag.

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