Jumptown Blues Classes – The Blues Basement!
Jumptown Swing offers a blues dancing class together with a social dancing opportunity in a fun, informal setting. Blues classes and socials run on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
6:15 – 7:00pm - Level 2 – Intermediate/Advanced Blues Classes
7:00 – 7:45pm – Regular Beginner Drop-in Classes (no need to book)
7:45pm to late – Blues social dancing $5 or free with class entry.
Cost: $14 per night
Venue: K’Motion Dance Studio, Lower Ground, 35-37 London Circuit, Canberra City.
What is Blues Dancing:
Blues dance, like Lindy Hop and Swing, fit under the umbrella of swing and jazz music. Blues dance is based on call and response/lead and follow, emotional intensity and expressiveness, and tension and release. It is directly related to the music from a variety of classical and contemporary jazz artists. There are many types of blues music – for example, rural, urban, up-tempo, slow, electric, gutbucket, delta, modern, etc, all with very different nuances and emotions.
Demo of Blues Dancing:
So whether you’ve done blues dancing before or have no idea what to expect, the class will bring you up to speed and build on your skills. Blues is based on techniques that can be applied to all aspects of your dancing. Bring a friend along to share the fun and find out what it’s all about – no previous experience required.
Jumptown also teaches blues dancing classes at local and regional music festivals, such as the Thredbo Blues Festival and the Australian Blues Music Festival at Goulburn.
Private lessons are also available. Contact us for more details.