Blues

Blues Dancing

Thursday Evenings at the The Purple Turtle
9 Gun St, Reading, RG1 2JR | Class £5, Social Only £3

*Note: Classes are taking a break in March and will resume Thursday 5th April.*
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Blues dancing was born out of African rhythm and movement during colonial America. Like swing dancing, it is a social dance that is created on the fly, improvised by the relationship between the lead, the follow and the music. Often characterised by it’s closed or close hold, Blues is a dance of grounded movement and danced to blues music of varying tempos. When informed by other dances such as swing and tango or danced to non-blues music such as electronica it is often termed Blues Fusion or Alt Blues.

LEVEL 2 CLASS  starts at 7:00pm.
This class is for students who’ve attended at least two beginners courses as class content will assume good knowledge of the fundamentals covered in Level 1. Attendees for this class can stay on for the Level 1 class and social at no extra cost. Please arrive a little before to get your name tag, grab a drink and settle in so that we can start on time.

LEVEL 1 CLASS  starts at 7:30pm. *Courses start on the first Thursday of each month*
Absolute beginners welcome! No partner needed, we’ll rotate partners in class. Level 1 classes are taught in 4 week courses that start on the 1st Thursday of each month. Please arrive a little before to get your name tag, grab a drink and settle in so that we can start on time.

SOCIAL DANCING from 8:30pm.
An excellent opportunity to practice what you learnt in class, ask us any questions and socialise together! On 4th Thursdays of the month we’ll take the social upstairs and enjoy live swing music from the Ding Dong Daddios.

What to bring?
Comfortable shoes and clothes for dancing . PLEASE: No high or sharp heals.
Fan or towel
Change of shirt/top
Deodorant

Don’t forget your Class Card to get your 6th class half price and your 12th for free!