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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.

November 2014: Musicality

December 2014: Wow Factor

 

Weekly at Shades

11/3/14

DJs: 9pm Reeva Bradley, 10pm Ted Maddry, 11pm Ian Carr
8pm Fundamentals Lesson with Reeva Bradley
8pm Experienced Lesson with Ted Maddry

Musicality: Call and Response
Learn to create the dance together. You’ll practice call and response and learn about the role it has in Blues music and dance as well as how you can take turns talking to let each partner speak, allowing follows to contribute through improvisation and leaders to be inspired by their follower’s creativity.
Hosts: Rachel and Reeva

11/10/14

DJs: 9pm Jason F., 10pm Paul Mandel, 11pm Steve Yang
8pm Fundamentals Lesson with Steve Yang
8pm Experienced Lesson with Emily Webb

Musicality from the Inside Out
Breathe the music, feel the music, be the music.  Who’s responsible for musicality, the lead or follow?  Get ready to experience leading and following on a whole new level as we switch the norms and dive deep into musical connection. Please bring a phone or ipod with a few of your favorite blues and fusion songs loaded. (I will have extra headphones if people need them.)

Hosts: Rachel and Reeva

11/17/14

DJs: 9pm Reeva Bradley, 10pm Ian Carr, 11pm Angie Huang
8pm Fundamentals Lesson with Franz Jundis
8pm Experienced Lesson with Reeva Bradley and Angie Huang

Fun footwork
Change it up with your dancing feet! In this class, we’ll practice call and response with footwork variations, and then we’ll work on leading and following different rhythmic patterns. Whether the music is slow or fast, lyrical or hip hop, we can use footwork to play with what we hear!
Hosts: Jason and Reeva

11/24/14

DJs: 9pm Paul Mandel, 10pm Kermit Goodman, 11pm Jared Luxenberg
8pm Fundamentals Lesson with Victor Lane
8pm Experienced Lesson with Paul Mandel

Sounds of Silence
The music we love dancing to has so much going on with rhythms, melodies, and harmonies galore. However, in this class we’re going to investigate the ways to dance in the space between the notes. By finding and dancing in that space, we can work towards feeling more connected to both the music and our partner.

Host: Jason

12/1/14

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm
8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
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12/8/14

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm
8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
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12/15/14

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm
8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
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12/22/14

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm
8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
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12/29/14

DJs: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm
8pm Fundamentals Lesson
8pm Experienced Lesson
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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