Want to know where to learn to Blues dance? Ruby offers weekly classes in Chicago.
Watch a video shot in September with Gerry Hundt Trio playing live.
Bluetopia is located in and around Chicago, Illinois.
Blues Dance is an American vernacular dance with a rich history growing up along side jazz, blues and swing music. Although Blues Dance is now taught in a formal setting in major cities around the world, it had less formal beginnings in juke joints and blues clubs in the South and the Midwest. In essence, it is a street dance, with its own lexicon that dancers use to communicate with their partners as they interpret the soulful blues music that's such a rich part Chicago's history. Learning to Blues Dance is a great way to begin partner dance as the emphasis is on connection and musicality rather than footwork or complex patterns. You'll be dancing by the end of your first class.
If keeping Blues Dance alive in Chicago is important to you, let others know! Bring a friend to the next event. Make your support public by joining our Facebook Group.
Bluetopia is a labor of love... created by three Chicago Blues Dancers who
wanted to find a perfect space where dancers could enjoy smooth floors, authentic
Blues music and some of the best dancing that Chicago has to offer. Lydia
"Lady B" Breen, Ruby "Red" and Keir "No Name" Briscoe share DJ, advertising,
teaching and PR responsibilities.
info at chicagobluetopia.com