Learn To Dance Blues Or Improve What You Already Know!

24
Dance Style: Blues
Dance Family: Swing
Number Of Blues Lessons: 15 Lesson Packs, 84 Lessons
Number Of Blues Instructors: 14
Blues Instructors: Evita ArceBill BorgidaNathan BughRonni CreelSharon DavisTodd DeweyLaura GlaessVarious InstructorsNikki MarvinJulee MertzMikey PedrozaJoel PlysMike RobertsAlison Scola

History: Little written or videographed history of Blues dancing exists from its creation in the late 19th century; however, blues music's pervasiveness first in African American rural and then urban culture led to the dance's popularity in juke joints, rent parties, and city clubs.

How it works: As diverse as the music itself, Blues dancing is composed of one and two step movements, focuses on improvisation and a close connection to one's partner. Like Tango, partners generally stay in closed position or close embrace for a majority of the dance, with some space for open position and breakaways.

Traditional partnered styles such as Jookin', Ballroomin', Slow Drag vary based on music, whereas modern Blues is often a fusion of complimentary dances, borrowing from Argentine Tango, Swing, Hip Hop, and vintage Blues. In addition to the partnered dancing, Solo Blues is a style of Vernacular Jazz dancing to slow tempos and is performed by an individual.

Why you should dance Blues: Slower tempos, soul bending music, and the ability to take your time to experiment with dancing musically give Blues its addictive quality. Since there are no set patterns to remember in the basic, beginners often enjoy learning how to connect to their partner first, and ease into learning moves later.

Check out All blues Lessons Check Out All Blues Lessons Check Out All Blues Lesson Packs






Recommended Blues Lessons Packs


Recommended Blues Lessons

Blues Fundamentals

640
This lesson introduces you to Blues d...
blues
Lesson_view

Blues Hips

641
This lesson actually does two things:...
blues
Lesson_view

Blues Rhythms

872
This lesson is a detailed exposition ...
blues
Lesson_view

1920s Blues Basics

788
This early style of blues differs fro...
blues
Lesson_view

Rhythm Changes

642
This lesson explores changing the tim...
blues
Lesson_view

Juke Joint Blues Basic

735
Breakdown of basic Juke Joint Blues p...
blues
Lesson_view

Drag Blues Basic

725
A dynamic dance for slower tempos tha...
blues
Lesson_view

Koala Klutch

665
This lesson can actually be learned w...
blues
Lesson_view

Ballrooming Lift 1

711
Gorgeous and showy move! Variation of...
blues
Lesson_view

Leaning Tower of Laura

668
This lesson takes a basic inside turn...
blues
Lesson_view

Juke Joint Ochos

736
Classic Tango step modified to fit th...
blues
Lesson_view

Baby Spin

1732
A variation on the Lindy Hop move the...
blues
Lesson_view

Burlesque Grinds

1381
In this lesson you will learn one of ...
blues
Lesson_view

Blues Traveling

873
This lesson is a study of all of the ...
blues
Lesson_view

Drag Blues Turn

726
A must-have add-on move for drag blue...
blues
Lesson_view

Foot Sweep

728
This is a highly dramatic move and se...
blues
Lesson_view

Pivot Turn Dip

874
This lesson teaches a relatively simp...
blues
Lesson_view

Lines and Shapes

1770
When dancing to slower music, you fin...
blues
Lesson_view

Blues & Burlesque Lowdowns

1387
Get down low with a variety of blues ...
blues
Lesson_view

Blues Breezy Knees

1386
Get some breeze between your knees, i...
blues
Lesson_view

Leg Swoop

739
A fun and flashy move from closed or ...
blues
Lesson_view

1920s Blues Triple Hips

844
This lesson teaches a stylized triple...
blues
Lesson_view

1920s Blues Lunge

841
This lesson teaches a rare vintage bl...
blues
Lesson_view

Belly Ballet 1st Position

1947
In this lesson I sample the first cla...
blues
Lesson_view

Plank Drop

745
The dramatic nature of this figure re...
blues
Lesson_view

Connection and Feeling

1719
Using elements from other dances like...
blues
Lesson_view

Sensual Snakehips

1385
In this lesson you will learn a chall...
blues
Lesson_view

Slow Bluesy Jig Walks

1483
This lesson teaches a great slow blue...
blues
Lesson_view

Facebook Twitter Delicious Digg Stumbleupon Reddit Technorati