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Welcome to Stompin’ the Blues
Join us EVERY WEDNESDAY at The Joker of Penton Street and learn to really get the blues…
Welcome to our midweek blues night in the heart of Angel. Join Alexis, Ash and Becky every Wednesday for two great blues dancing lessons!
7pm: Level 1 – Total beginners blues dance class
Never danced blues before? Then this class is for you! We will focus on learning the fundamentals of blues dancing: the pulse, dancing with a partner, leading and following, the basic footwork and some fun variations so you can show off on the dance floor!
Our classes are drop-in, meaning no need to book in advance and no partner required — just come along when it suits you!
8:15pm: Level 2 – Intermediate Class
This class is aimed at people with more blues dancing experience. To attend this intermediate class you should have completed at least 4 months of beginners classes and should feel comfortable with your basic steps and blues style. You need to have learnt how to dance ballroom blues and jook joint blues and have grasped the idea of connection in all holds. If you feel ready to be challenged then this is the class for you!
Taking more than one class on the same evening? Your second class is half price — just £5!
From 9:00pm: FREE LIVE MUSIC downstairs!
Whether you are attending your first lesson or you are an experienced dancer we highly encourage you to stay after class for a boogie and a well earned drink! Each week fantastic blues musicians play live for your enjoyment, with plenty of room for you to strut your stuff!
Check out our class planFind out what we’re teaching over the coming weeks
We love getting to dance at The Joker of Penton Street every week. Make sure you buy a drink, and mention ‘Swing Patrol’ at the bar and get 25% off food!
What is blues dancing?
Yes, the rumours are true… blues is a dance style! Like swing dance, Blues dance evolved from African rhythms and movements. However blues dancing was never widely practiced as a social or performance dance; it developed in smoky juke joints and at blues house parties and rent parties, giving it a more intimate feel.
Blues dance is all about interpreting and expressing the music. Many aspects of Blues dancing such as call and response, emotional intensity, and tension and release are directly related to the music. If you love blues music you’ll love blues dancing!
Blues dancing is very new to Europe, but is a growing scene and going through a particularly exciting time in London at the moment. Join us on the blues journey, and become addicted to this beautiful dance.