Let’s get back to the roots of blues and find out where this amazing dance form came from. Join us in February for classes focusing on African Roots movements, traditional blues, and the culture and history of blues dancing. We will be featuring special instructors every Friday to broaden your knowledge of blues dancing and teach you some very specific movements you can add to your dance vocabulary.
Join us at the Empire Grange this week as the Masonic Temple is under renovation.
Lesson: Kendra Sarmento – African Roots Movement
Bring your dance back to the roots of blues by exploring African drum beats, body shapes and story lines through our movements.
DJs: Ruth Bruhn and Eric Grunzke
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/347844925418378/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
We’ll be back at the Masonic Temple with a Noir-themed Valentine’s dance. Bring your fancy fedoras, cigarette holders, moustaches, and vintage attire for a night of sneaky backroom deals and tomfoolery.
Lesson: Aimee Eddins
DJs: Aimee & Nathanael Volckening
For more information on this event, see our Special Events page
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/396932530482968/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Lesson: Joe DeMers – Dancing Blues Music History
Take a journey with Joe DeMers through the evolution of Blues music and dancing. We’ll start with Juba, move to Gospel, Delta Blues, Urban Jazz, and other forms. Learn different steps and rhythm patterns to dance each type.
DJs: Joe & Jake Sumearll
Lesson: Emunah Selah
DJs: Emunah & Darlington Wleh
Chilly weather is perfect for snuggling up close and doing some blues dancing. Join us for the month of December to take part in some fantastic lessons and fabulous music. Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:
December 5th – Indigo Night
Come dressed in shades of indigo and dance the night away. We’ll be taking a group picture of everyone in blue around announcements time. Following a lesson by Jake Sumearll and Rhea Gluckman called “Close Embrace – Slow, Lyrical, and Glitch,” you’ll be treated to some tunes from Adin Van Duyne and Nathanael Volckening.
Lesson – TBA
DJs: Jake Sumearll & Kevin Fleischmann
Lesson – TBA
DJ: Julia Way
December 26th – Dance Canceled
We’ll be canceling the dance since it is the day after Christmas, but get pumped because the following dance will be our New Year’s Eve celebratory dance-a-thon.
Just a reminder that the dance tonight will be canceled to allow for proper digestion of turkey and such. Join us on December 5th for Indigo Night. Come dressed in indigo and we will be taking a group picture!
It’s autumn again which means it’s time to pull out those furry sweaters and cuddly scarves. Keep warm this October with blues dancing by learning drag blues. This month we’ll have a 5-week progressive series that will move you through the wonderful world of drag blues featuring guest instructors and DJs. Learn all about what we have going on this week here.
Tonight’s dance is a throwback to old times and will be hosted at our old venue, the Grange! Normal times still apply: enjoy a lesson on Musicality from Tyler and Varvara from 8:30-9:30, sweet tunes from Varvara first set, and Darlington taking us home ’til 1 am. As always, it’s $5 for the whole night, or $4 if you arrive for the lesson.
Don’t go to the Masonic Temple this week; you’ll be sad and alone. Come reminisce with us at the Grange! There may even be a special surprise…
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for dancing! Join us tonight for a thumpin’ good time featuring
- A lesson with Cassie Castro
- Dave Arns as the first set DJ
- And the inimitable Darlingon Wleh bringing it home with the second set
See you there!
Hello hello, ladies, gentlemen, everyone! Tonight, for your dancing pleasure, Indigo has prepared a number of wonderful festivities, just for you. Yes, you specifically. Starting the first day of August right, our line-up is:
Intructors: Heather (Though maybe Ruth) with a beginner lesson!
DJ1: Jake Sumearll, recently back from travels.
DJ2: Flip (Me)
We’re looking at a traditional first set from Jake, followed with some more fusion focused music from me.
Also! I am officially moving to San Francisco within the next 2-3 weeks. This will likely be my final night hosting and DJing. It has been a pleasure dancing and being with you all. Hope to see you tonight!