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July 25th, Experienced lesson with Ruth Evelyn

Ruth travels around the world teaching at major blues events such as BluesSHOUT! (Chicago), European Blues Invasion (London),  Mile High Blues (Denver), Hot Blues (Toulouse), Austin Blues Party (Austin), and many, many more. She is obsessed with dance, and loves the process of teaching. Catch her at Shades.

Ruth performing at Mile High Blues last month with Mike Grosser:

August Experienced Series with Reeva Bradley!
We’re excited to offer a series in August (the 8th through the 29th) at Shades of Blues focused on finding your groove. In this series, we’ll explore how you relate to the music and get your groove on, both in solo movement and with a partner. We’ll train isolations, rhythmic variations, and funky footwork as some basic building blocks, then add some style and complexity by working on character and texture.
San Francisco’s own Reeva Bradley will be leading this series, bringing you material based in Blues technique that can also apply to your Fusion dancing.
Each lesson will be accessible and comprehensive, without being progressive, so attend when you can and tell your friends. See you in class!
Though this is a series, feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

About Reeva:
Joyfully moving her body to music at every opportunity, Reeva’s life is dance. She began studying dance with ballet and jazz, where she gained a foundation of strength and flexibility. Reeva found partner dancing through Argentine tango and Blues in 2009. She was drawn to the partnered creativity, improvisation, and emotional expressiveness of both of these dances and has studied them since. She began teaching and DJing in 2012 in her home base of San Francisco, where she is an organizer for Sundown Blues Society. She travels extensively to teach and DJ blues and fusion, bringing her conversational and musical style to each venue she visits.

Check out Reeva dancing!
Bluesquake 2016 Open Strictly:


Rain City Blues 2016 Rising Star Strictly: https://youtu.be/64XenjlJ0E8?t=1m38s
Bluesquake 2015 Novice J&J: https://youtu.be/g9NM0UU9mjs?t=4m54s

 

Weekly at Shades

7/18/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson: Reeva Bradley
8pm Experienced Lesson: Hugh Wimberly
DJs: Reeva Bradley (9pm), Ian Carr (10pm), Hugh Wimberly (11pm)
Hosts: Jason, Reeva

7/25/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson: Reeva Bradley
8pm Experienced Lesson: Ruth Evelyn
DJs: Reeva Bradley (9pm), Ruth Evelyn (10pm) Ian Carr (11pm)
Hosts: Rosalind, Reeva

8/1/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson: Reeva Bradley
8pm Experienced Lesson: Grace Jones-Taylor
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8/8/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson:
8pm Experienced Lesson: Reeva Bradley
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8/15/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson:
8pm Experienced Lesson: Reeva Bradley
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8/22/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson:
8pm Experienced Lesson: Reeva Bradley
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8/29/16
8pm Fundamentals Lesson:
8pm Experienced Lesson: Reeva Bradley
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What

Every Monday night in the Mission, from 9:00-12:00, come have fun and dance with your friends to blues music and beyond. Check out our drop-in lessons at 8:00 (No partner or experience needed). Sliding Scales: $12-$16 lesson plus dance, $6-$10 dance only.

We love variety, so we partner dance to many styles of music, exploring different styles of movement to go with it. To blues music we dance blues dances. To other music we branch out and explore AltDancing, or find inspiration from other dance forms.


When

Monday Nights
Classes    8:00pm – 9:00pm
Social Dance  9:00pm – 12:00am


Where

3040 22nd St (Polish Club)
San Francisco, CA