Learn more about Blues Dance
First off, what is blues dancing?
What we call “blues dancing” is actually a collection of various regional dances that were created in African American communities throughout the United States from the late 19th to mid 20th century. The various dance styles are direct reflections of the time, the music, the people, and places where they were danced.
Despite the great diversity amongst the dances which make up what we refer to as "blues dancing" they share similar aesthetic values that incorporate concepts such as layered body movements, a grounded and earthy feel, and a collaborative partnership.
Monthly Blues Sideroom
Enjoy a night of Blues and Swing at the historic Texas Federation of Women. We'll be in the sideroom on the 1st Thursday of every month.
Monthly House Parties
Our Monthly House Parties are currently on Hiatus. We look forward to reconsidering this opportunity as Public Health allows.
Austin Blues Party
Feb 28th - Mar 1st 2020
Austin Blues Party is a weekend-long festival held in Austin every year featuring multiple nights of dancing, two days of workshops, and dancers from across the country and world.
Private lessons are valuable to both beginning and experienced dancers because they’re customized to fit your exact needs, allowing you to progress quickly. Contact one of our local blues instructors to schedule your first lesson!
- Reading List for Blues and Jazz Dancers
- Online Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club
- Are you looking to start up a blues scene in your town? Contact us for access to our 9-week syllabus and video resources.