We’re bringing Blues dancing to Bozeman!
We’re bringing the Blues to Bozeman!
Wether you already know something about Blues Dancing, or have never seen it before, the weekend of January 13th - 15th will be a fun filled weekend of classes, dances, frivolity and live music!
National Blues and Lindy Hop instructors Chris Ransdell and Solomon Douglas, along with New Mexico instructor Nicole Trissell, will be coming to Bozeman to teach a weekend of intense Blues dance classes. The workshop will cover everything from: basics of blues dance, Lindy hop crossover, dips and tricks and scene building concepts like blues clinics. The goal of this weekend is to leave a thriving community of new blues dancers in our wake who can continue growing and expanding their own group long after the workshop is over. And of course, to get everyone having fun with their Blues dancing!
We'll spend the weekend of Jan 13th - 15th dancing all night and learning all day. Friday night we'll kick the weekend off right by dancing the night away. Then starting (not too early) Saturday will be four hours of classes, followed by again more dancing on Saturday night. Sunday will be the same, since Monday is a holiday our four hours of class will again be followed by dancing until the last couple has fallen asleep on the dance floor. It will be a weekend filled with amazing Blues dance fun. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule.
Not sure what blues dancing is? Here's a brief description and history.
Blues dance was born out of the Lindy Hop revival of the 1990s. Lindy Hoppers would have big dance weekends where they were dancing all day and all night and by the time midnight rolled around, they were exhausted. So their swingouts got a little slower and the music got a little groovier and thus was born the dance called Blues. It has since evolved into a full fledged dance in its own right, done to a wide variety of music with a repertoire of movements and styling as diverse as the dancers who dance it. But all these differences are tied together by an underlying emphasis on connection through dance. Connection with yourself as a dancer, connection with your partner and connection with the music that makes you want to dance.
About First Contact Workshops
The First Contact workshop idea was born out of the desires of a few Blues dancers to share the joy of dance with the world. Working one dance scene at a time, the team behind First Contact looks to bring small scale workshops, with solid instruction to dance scenes that have had little to no contact with Blues dancing. We love dancing and we want to share that love of dancing with you.
First Contact Mission Statement:
To bring Blues dance to a scene that has had either little or no contact with the dance. To show the local dancers the wonders of Blues, while giving them the basic tools to become solid Blues dancers as well as to continue growing and developing their scene and their skills once the workshop is over.
Yes, you can! If you missed out on your chance to buy your ticket through the kickstarter page, don't despair. Follow the link below to buy your ticket online before the event. If you wait until the day of the event, you can still get in, but it will be $80!
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