https://bluesunionboston.com/ Dance Union
16 Bow Street
Summerville, MA 02143
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Every Thursday in Somerville
8-9 - Blues Basics class
9-11 - Social Dance!
Lesson + dance - $10
Lesson or dance only - $5
What is Blues Dancing?
Blues dancing is a family of social dances and movements that grew alongside the many styles of blues music throughout U.S. history. It includes historical dances done by Black & African-American communities to blues and jazz-blues music, as well as modern interpretations of many of those dances and movements.
Blues dancing is characterized by an improvisational spirit, rhythmic drive, emphasis on personal style, and a deep connection between dancers and the music.
On the dance floor today, you might see different dances like the slow drag, fishtail, funky butt, or struttin’, as well as a breadth of personal stylings on these dances, and a wide variety of improvisations.