Dance @Home: Courses
We're very excited to bring you our series of courses focusing on some of our favourite styles of blues. Blues is a family of African American music and dance styles. We believe that best way to connect with and express the music is to take a deep dive into the history, culture and sounds of each style. Each class is packed with plenty of dancing along with stories, videos and info about the history and key artists. Get ready to geek out!
Classes happen live twice a week on Zoom - you choose the time that suits you best:
Each course is either 4 or 6 weeks long. You can join in the first 2 weeks of the course.
More info and registration for our upcoming courses are available below.
Course Info & Registration
country blues styles (23 may - 29 june)
There are several regional styles of country blues and, in this 6 week course, we're focusing on two of our favourites:
Country Blues Styles
Part 1: Piedmont Blues
Want to dance relaxed, happy and fast to mellow rag rhythms? We've got you covered! Join us for this lively country blues style, famous for it's syncopated finger-pickin' guitar.
Part 2: Mississippi Hill Country is a blues style with deep roots, characterised by its driving rhythms and hypnotic groove. We'll take the opportunity to explore pulse, waves and grooving.
classic blues women (04 july - 27 july)
Classic Blues Women
They are the glamorous, flamboyant hitmakers and revolutionary superstars of the 1920s. The first blues recordings ever made were Blues Women, sparking a craze for female blues artists that lasted throughout the 1920s; the influence of which can still be felt to this day.
“[...] the classic blues was an unprecedented new arena of self-expression, which gave voice to overt sexuality, the peril of abusive men, and even queer perspectives” (BBC Culture)
We'll be dancing through blues idioms and classic moves as we explore the lyrics, history and performative aspects of the style.