Come dance with us!

“When the music changes, so does the dance.” -African Proverb


PromExperienced Lessons now have a theme every month!

You will be able to drop into any given week, but all of the experienced-level lessons in the month will be united by a theme.

January 2015: Lead/Follow Conversation

February 2015: Rhythm


Coming February 28- March 1: Two-track workshop weekend with Ruth and Mike, and Nicole and Paul.
Blues Tremors
Blues Tremors



Weekly at Shades


DJs: 9pm Brandon Istenes, 10pm Angie Huang, 11pm Reeva Bradley

8pm Fundamentals Lesson Emily Webb
8pm Experienced Lesson Brandon Istenes and Reeva Bradley

Lyrical Dancing
“How do we dance when the melody is the driving force in the music? In this class we’ll focus on using space to create interesting shapes and extensions, and incorporating the rhythm in the melody into our feet and isolated body movements. You’ll learn how lead and follow work together to create dramatic and beautiful dances to lyrical music.
Hosts: Rachel/Steve


DJs: 9pm Nicole Trissell, 10pm, 11pm

8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson with Nicole Trissell
Rhythmic Layers
Blues and related music styles are full of rhythmic complexity. It’s hard to do the music justice with only the rhythms we can do in our steps. This class will delve into the rhythmic layers present in the music we dance to, and will explore putting different elements into different parts of our bodies so that we are fully dancing ourselves, and the music.
Hosts: Jason/Reeva


DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
Hosts: Rachel/Reeva


DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
Hosts: Rachel/Steve


DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson: Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser
Hosts: Rachel/Ruth/Mike


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.


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


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