Vocabulary

The courses in this series are designed to enrich your vocabulary, making your dancing more varied and exciting.

You will learn a wide range of different blues moves, from gritty hip shaking moves, to elegant travelling steps, funky footwork and dramatic dips! All these classes are suitable for intermediate and advanced dancers. Each package starts with more basic moves and techniques and develops in difficulty as the classes progress.

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Jookin’ Moves

€65 16 videos 175 minutes

‘Jookin’ or ‘Jook Joint’ blues refers to the group of blues idiom dances that originated in Jook Joints in the Mississippi Delta. Jook Joints were small buildings where African American people would go to drink, gamble, play music… and dance! Due to the limited space in such joints dancing was often in place with a focus on solo body movement as opposed to travelling steps. In these classes you will discover a range of ‘Jook Joint’ style moves. You will learn all the moves solo and then how to partner them up in a variety of ways.

Classes include: Rocks; The Hip Push; Four Corners; Funk Butt; The Fishtail; Travelling Fishtails; Single Time Fishtails; The Get Down; Low Downs; The Shunt; Stomps; The James Brown; and The Grind.

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Four Corners Special

€35 11 videos 70 minutes

Blues idiom dances were originally separate dances, where people would dance variations of a single move for a whole song. With this idea in mind we have created the ‘Four Corners Special’, a whole course exploring different ways to dance one single move!

Classes include: Four Corners Solo; Four Corners Partnered; Four Corners in Opposition; Four Corners Turning; Four Corners Travelling in Side by Side; Back to Front Four Corners; and Four Corners with Momentum (challenging!).

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Ballroomin’

€40 13 videos 95 minutes

Ballroom Blues, or Ballroomin’, refers to the sort of blues dance that developed in ballrooms and dance halls, danced predominantly to more melodic styles of blues played by the Big Bands of the Swing Era. Thanks to the spacious floors in such venues this style of blues tends to travel more, with more elegant lines and continuous momentum. In this course you will learn a selection of our favourite Ballroomin’ variations and work on momentum, stretch, control and dynamics

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Catches

€65 13 videos 93 minutes

Catches are some of our favourite moves to do on the dance floor. The idea of catches is to ‘catch’ and absorb the momentum of a move and redirect it somewhere else. In this course you will not only add to your blues dance vocabulary with a variety of new catches and turns, but also practice turning skills, adding dynamics and lead follow skills.

Classes include: Essential Skills for Catches; Top Tips for Turning on a Line; Catches from Closed; Catches from Close Embrace; Catch and Rewind; Catch and Rotate; Catches with Extra Turns; Continuous Catches; Dynamic Catches; and Catching in Different Places.

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Our Favourite Moves

€40 16 videos 112 minutes

We are delighted to share this course with you, packed full of our some of our favourite moves! These moves are the kind of moves you’ll see us do when we dance together socially and we wanted to share them with you! The moves are a variety of levels and use a range of different techniques. The classes are progressive so we suggest you start with class number 1 and work you way through the course. Most of all we hope you have fun! We look forward to seeing more people dancing these moves!

 

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Dips and Tricks: Advanced

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This course is designed for advanced dancers. We also have an intermediate Dips and Tricks course which we recommend doing before taking these classes. Please note that some of these moves are not suitable for a crowded dance floor and should be reserved for performances and competitions only. Please always ask permission before leading dips on your partner.

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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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