Blues Belfast is coming to Kilkenny for a 3 hour intensive Blues workshop followed by a vintage Jazz & Blues Juke Joint party! In keeping with the history of Blues music, you will be brought back in time to learn the ways of the old work songs. From this developed call & response which naturally interpreted itself into movement & dance. And so Blues dancing was born.
Brooke & Declan will focus on the mechanics of connection in the Blues style of Slow Drag which, in addition to Blues, compliment other vintage dance styles such as Lindy Hop, Balboa & Collegiate Shag.
While this workshop will give dancers a solid introduction to Blues, some experience in partner dancing is an advantage.
Workshop will consist of 2x90min classes as follows:
Class one: 2pm sharp to 3.30pm
Break 3.30pm to 4pm
Class two: 4pm to 5.30pm
Juke Joint Party: 8.30pm to Close
As close as it gets to an authentic Juke Joint, Brooke & Declan will take to the decks bringing you rustic Jazz & Blues music that will take you back in time to the old cotton fields of the Delta and the Deep South along the mighty Mississippi. So polish your boots, tighten your braces and don those glad rags, we want to see your finest vintage attire bringing the Joint right back to its roots!
Venue: The Home Rule Club, 3 John’s Quay, Kilkenny.