The aim of these courses is to help you train your ear to hear the music in more detail, and in turn become a more musical dancers. Throughout these courses we will identify and explain different rhythms commonly heard in blues music, and give you some ideas of how to dance to those rhythms. We will also give you tips on how to dance to really slow blues, fast blues and, one we particularly love, Latin blues.
This course will introduce you to a number of rhythms or timings commonly found in blues music. For each rhythm or timing you will have a verbal explanation, one footwork variation (solo), and then discover how to partner up this variation. Once you feel comfortable dancing the different rhythms you will work on mixing them up and improvising with them, enabling you and your partner to dance to different rhythms at the same time whilst still maintaining connection, and having a wonderfully interesting rhythmic dialogue. Each rhythm introduced in this course will have its own full course (coming soon!) going into more detail about the rhythm and giving you many more ideas of how to respond to this rhythm in your dancing.
Classes include: Single Time; Half Time; Quarter Time; Subdividing Beats – Triplets; Blues Shuffle; Transitioning Between Triplets and Shuffles; Slow Quick Quick Shuffle; Triple Rhythm; Improvising with Rhythms.
Members get access to every course
Becoming a member gives you unlimited access to all classes currently online, plus all classes we add in the future. With more than 200 classes currently available and more to come there’s plenty to keep you busy!
What People Are Saying
“Vicci and Adamo are the talented and charismatic dance couple that all of Europe has fallen in love with. They not only dance and teach beautifully, but they inspire a dance community that is inclusive, positive, and fun.”
International Dance Instructor and Founder of EBI (European Blues Invasion)
“Everybody said that the way you build the students up, motivated them and structured the classes got the best out of them and made them truly go from zero to hero, something that I didn’t think possible before.”
Tiny Blues in Dresden, Germany
“Vicci and Adamo were excited to demonstrate and explain their unique approach towards blues dancing. With their special chemistry and connection on the dance floor, a sense of humor, simplicity and creativeness they encouraged each and every one of us to find our way of “blues expression”.”
Dance teacher and event organiser from Tel Aviv, Israel
Frequently Asked Questions
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We have a special ‘Beginner Survival Kit’ series which has been designed specifically for beginners. Once you have completed all the classes in this series you will be ready to try any of the other series. All other courses are suitable for intermediate level dancers and above. All courses begin with more basic techniques and moves and progress in difficulty throughout the course.
Absolutely! Although advanced dancers may be familiar with some of the moves and techniques that are taught in the classes, there is always more to learn! Advanced dancers can enrich their vocabulary, get new ideas for combining moves, refine their fundamental techniques, pick up new tips and techniques, improve their solo and partnership skills, and develop their style. Dancers who are teaching or interested in teaching can discover new ways of breaking down and explaining moves, practice exercises that can be used in classes, and collect lots of new ideas for class content.
If you are new to blues dancing then we recommend starting with the ‘Beginner Survival Kit’. This series is specially designed for beginners and will give you all the information you need to get out there and enjoy yourself on the dance floor.
For all other levels – improver, intermediate, advanced, masters (whatever label you like to use!) – we highly recommend starting with our Essential Skills series. This series includes skills and ideas that we believe are essential in becoming good, no… great blues dancers. The techniques and ideas explained in this series will underpin the majority of all our other classes. However, you are of course free to pick choose whichever courses interest you the most!
If you select the ‘Rolling Membership’ then you can cancel your membership at any time. Your user account will remain active but limited to a basic level. We will occasionally reach out to you with updates, offers, special tips and other news. If you want to completely shut down your account just send us an email and we’ll remove you from all mailing lists and permanently erase your account.
If you select the 6 month membership option then you can cancel your membership after the 6 month period has finished. When your 6 month membership is coming to an end we will contact you to find out if you would like to cancel the membership or renew your membership for another 6 months.
If you select the 12 month membership option then you can cancel your membership after the 12 month period has finished. When your 12 month membership is coming to an end we will contact you to find out if you would like to cancel the membership or renew your membership for another 12 months.
Not a problem! We have a whole series of solo blues courses, plus many of partnered classes contain tips and techniques that can be practised solo. So if you don’t have a partner don’t let it stop you!
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