Blues Dance Workshops with Mary Christensen and Social Dancing to the Fried Bananas

Friday, Oct 23 2015;
6:30 PM To 11:00 PM

135 S. Hamilton Street Poughkeepsie NY, 12601

Blues Dance Workshops
6:30-7:15 Blues Connection & Musicality
Blues is the partner dance that is easy to start doing, and hard to stop. This workshop will cover the fundamental elements you need to start blues dancing socially: connecting with your partner, responding to the rhythms in the music, and simple movements that you can combine into a whole night of great dances. And because blues dancing has fewer patterns than other dances, this workshop will also give dancers of all experience levels a chance to increase your connection with your partner.
7:15-8:00 Bluesify Your Social Dance
Blues dance gives you unlimited license to explore improvisation and musicality with your partner. In this workshop, we'll work on taking patterns you've learned from other social dances and finding creative ways to change their rhythm, shape, and texture with the style and music of Blues. You can bluesify your moves from swing, waltz, salsa, whatever, once you learn the trick!
8:00-11:00 Live music and dancing to the Fried Bananas