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Monday Blues Dance

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MONDAY BLUES DANCE
Fred Heutte Center, 1000 Boutetourt Gardens, Norfolk, VA 23507
COST: $5.00 • Bring Munchies to share!

7:30p-8:30p INTERMEDIATE BLUES DANCE LESSONS
Intermediate Techniques and Stylings: Learn some additional techniques and patterns to help you build your Blues knowledge. From Ballroomin' to Jookin' to Struttin' to all sorts of in between. If you are unfamiliar with those terms, then this class is for you.

8:30p-11:00p DANCE PARTY
Dance the night away with featured DJs playing oh-so-yummy tunes!

Bring Munchies to share! Chips, dips, cookies, brownies, etc.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BLUES DANCE?
Isn't Blues Dance just dancing to Blues music? Yes & No.

Blues Dance is a pre-cursor to a lot of the patterns and movements in swing and even modern day techniques. Plus some of the music swing dancers are dancing to is from a blues rhythm or even by blues artists. Blues Dance is a whole dance genre of its own - and a precursor to most of our swing dances of today. Blues can be danced to slow or fast music, and somewhere in-between. But importantly it brings out the emotions from Blues Music into your dance: sad, joy, grief, love, oppression & passion.

It has over a century of history and roots with techniques & moves from the influences from rural house parties, to urban rent parties to modern day late night dances seen at swing dance events all over the world.

brought to you by ELIZABETH RIVER BLUES SOCIETY