Schedule

as of December 8th, 2017

Following is the schedule of upcoming events, classes, and workshops. Note that topics can change, so it's best to check back every so often.

Date Start End Description Topic Links
TASTER SERIES
This series of classes will give you a taste of many of the different blues and fusion dance styles that we will cover in more detail in later months. This is a good opportunity to get a broad overview of what we teach and decide what you might be interested in learning later.
12/8/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Ballroomin' Blues Taster
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
12/15/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Jukin' Blues Taster
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
12/22/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Struttin' Blues Taster
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
12/29/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Fusion Dancing Taster
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
SPECIAL CLASS - SAFETY DANCE
This special class focuses learning dance-floor etiquette, how to connect and dance safely with your partner, as well as defensive dancing and other techniques when dealing with troublesome partners.
1/5/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Etiquette, Connections, and Safety
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
BALLROOMIN' BLUES SERIES
This style of dance evolved from ballroom style dances, and is great when danced to New Orleans style jazz blues and similar genres.
1/12/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Ballroomin' Blues - Footwork
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
1/19/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Ballroomin' Blues - Turns and Spins
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
1/26/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Ballroomin' Blues - Dips and Leans
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
SPECIAL CLASS - BODY ISOLATIONS
Learn how to separate and move different parts of your body to the music, providing more range and options for adding style to your blues or fusion dancing.
2/2/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Body Isolations and Musicality
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
JUKIN' BLUES SERIES
This style of blues dance evolved in the juke joints along the Mississipi Delta up through Chicago. It's perfect for dancing to mid-tempo urban or country blues music.
2/9/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Jukin' - Basic Footwork Styling
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
2/16/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Jukin' - Turns and Isolations
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
2/23/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Jukin' - Intermediate Footwork Styling
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
SPECIAL CLASS - HOUND DOG DANCE ROUTINE
Created by Dexter Santos, learn the dance routine performed to Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog". These dance moves will teach you isolations and movement for the dance routine that you can also incorporate into your regular dancing.
3/2/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Hound Dog Dance Routine
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
STRUTTIN' SERIES
Struttin' is a blues idiom dance that is danced to uptempo medium and fast blues rhythms.
3/9/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Struttin' - Frame and Footwork
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
3/16/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Struttin' - Texas Tommy Turns
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
3/23/2018 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Struttin' - Footwork Variations
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
FUSION DANCING SERIES
One of the fun challenges of fusion dancing is learning how to mix/mash other social dance styles to a wide variety of music. This series will teach you some basics of various social dance styles, and how you might incorporate them into your fusion dancing.
3/30/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Fusion - Incorporating Tango and Blues
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
4/6/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Fusion - Incorporating Swing and Blues
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
4/13/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Fusion - Incorporating Cha Cha and Blues
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing
4/20/2017 Blues and Fusion Lounge
8:45 pm 9:30 pm Class Fusion - Musicality / Style Switching

This special class is aimed at people who know multiple dance styles who want to learn how to read the music to find opportunities to smoothly switch between various dance styles. This class will be most helpful if you have some basic to intermediate understanding of at least two of the following styles: Blues, Tango, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha. This is not a class for beginner dancers.
9:30 pm 11:30 pm Blues Music and Dancing
11:30 pm 1:30 am Fusion Music and Dancing