Saturday, January 13
“Manhattan Gets The Blues!”
with Dexter Santos & Galit Weinfeld
Learn about this historical dance through classes on vocabulary, movement technique, connection, musicality and more!
Section 1: “Blues Grooves”
Level: Beginner (Prerequisite- Either a Blues Crash Course or Beginner Level Series Recommended)
Get ready to level up your social dancing! We’ll be working on how to dance to different styles of Blues music, how to get that perfect Blues aesthetic, and some fun moves for you to throw down on the dance floor!
12-1:20: “Moovin’ and Groovin’” This class will explore Blues solo movement techniques and aesthetic. We’ll explore the idea of moving and shaping the pulse in your body to give it expression based on the style and feeling of the music. We’ll also cover some Blues dance vocabulary and identify how the Blues aesthetic gives your movement that “bluesy” feeling!
– 10 minute break –
1:30-2:30: Riffin’: Riffin’ is a collaborative approach to solo dancing with a partner. It’s about creating variations and building on each other’s movements. More importantly, it’s about being inspired by each other and improvising on the spot. We’ll start by listening to the structure of Blues music and then explore how we might riff on each other’s movements using the structure we just learned. At the end, we’ll get to show off our new riffin’ skills.
Section 2: “Blues, Your partner and You!”
Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate
(Prerequisite: Section 1, 2 months of Beginner Series or 1 month Intermediate Series.)
Get ready to get fancy! We’ll be focusing on partner conversation, lead and follow dynamics, styling and connecting with the music through rhythm and musicality.
Full Day: $60 In Advance/$70 Day Of
Section 1 or 2 only: $35 in Advance/$40 Day Of