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


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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.

February 2015: Arms and legs, oh my!

 

Weekly at Shades

3/16/15

DJs: 9pm Paul Mandel, 10pm, 11pm

8pm Fundamentals Lesson with Paul Mandel
8pm Experienced Lesson with Rachel Cassandra (international traveler)
Steal that Style: Kizomba Leg & Foot Tricks
Two people moving as one is magical, but learning to use alternative connection points and dissociation will open up a world of possibilities in your dancing. We’ll start with simple pivots and then experiment with manipulating our steps to build into slides, lifts, and catches!
Kizomba is an African partnered dance originally from Angola that has captured interest in dance communities worldwide. The close partnered connection and groundedness of kizomba lend themselves well to crossover in blues.


Host: Reeva

3/23/15

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson with Emily Webb and Jamie Triplett
Leads Love Loose Legs II (No prerequisite required)
Legs, legs, and more legs. Get ready to loosen your hips, create new leggy accents, lead legs to new directions and intertwine them into tango pretzels.


Hosts: Rachel/Reeva3/30/15

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

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


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