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Just in for blues :: a blues dance workshop with Justin Riley

February 3, 2018 @ 00:00 - February 4, 2018 @ 18:00

It is happening again!
The blues phenomenon Justin Riley is coming to town to dance with you!

When: February 3+4
Where: Haveforeningen Frederikshøj 176

Limit: 20 people

Preliminary Schedule (changes may occur)

18-22 PREPARTY: Meet n Great @Blues Lab Copenhagen (Stengade 33) – Bring a dish for Potluck!
https://www.facebook.com/events/171535070011962/ (Event only visitble to group members but EVERYONE are welcome!)

12:00 -15:30 Bar Blues
17:00-19:00 Downtempo and Micro

19:00-20:00 Dinner for the WS people

20:00-late PARTY FOR ALL** (*Guests are welcome to bring snacks or drinks) Dress-code: PAJAMAS! https://www.facebook.com/events/407107163080420/


13:00-18:00 Welcome To The Club

At least 1 hr break somewhere midways..

This workshop is open to all humans – e.g. experienced dancers, new dancers, non-dancers, people who like fluffy animals, people who doesn’t, gluten and lactose intolerants, and people who are hairless unicorns…

Registration: PM to Isabella. We would like to have anyone able to attend regardless of funds, so pricing will be on a sliding scale. We suggest a donation of 500 kr to cover for the transatlantic flight, but even your kind smile is also appreciated. Please pay attention to spots are limited. Don’t wait to register!

Blues Classes

Bar Blues: Reaching for a Folk Narrative and Folk Education.
Taking a Blues class is a recent invention of our sub-culture. Historically, there was music, so people danced. We were together, so we danced together. Dance in many communities learned like we learn our first language; from the beginning, and by doing. This class attempts to recreate this Folk Education narrative of Blues through the use of creative pedagogy, somatic exercises, and dancing.

Fusion Classes

Downtempo and Micro: Looking at the wide world of Downtempo Electronica and Micro.
This class will be looking at EDM music, 90 beats-per-minute and under, promised. Call this a slow dance class if you will, I call it our dance community’s current love-affair. Dancing to those rhythmic kicks and snares, ticking away with our swooning little heartbeats. boom-kah..boom, kah.. boom, kay… boom. at that gorgeous 72bpms, hearts beating away.

Welcome To The Club: The Fusion Club
Fusion isn’t a Ballroom dance; rather, it’s a Club or party dance. In this class, we’ll take the cultural space of a Club or party, and add partner dance. We’ll dance to the hottest music being released today from around the world, and put it in partnership, with all the important details and refinement that makes for the best party experience.


Will there be a party? Yes! the wonderful cabin will turn from teaching ground into dance floor in the nights <3 (no capa limit on the party)

Is the workshop good for beginners? Justin has an immense talent in describing quality of movement and connection, and a lot of the stuff we will be covering will focus on connection fully down to the basics. So beginners are very welcome – and they will recieve a great gift in getting instructions from Justin so early in their blues life <3

Connection? Im an advanced dancer! Will it be boring for me? Although those of us that have been dancing for a while probably all have heard and trained the basics of blues a lot, we all can improve all the time. And remember there is more than one way to connect, to pulse, and so on – and even more than the 10 you might know. And I can guarantee Justin will teach you something you never knew before. BUT besides that.. Justin also has a big suitcase of creative and musical dance inspiration to draw from, and we have asked him to bring it!

What to bring for the workshop: Lunch (or take-away), Water, Shoes or socks nice for dancing (smooth-ish soles), Extra shirt?

Feel free to ask any other questions if you have them?


February 3, 2018 @ 00:00
February 4, 2018 @ 18:00
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