Whitechapel - Urban Blues

Welcome to Urban Blues

Join us EVERY TUESDAY at The Urban Bar

Join Pippa, Anna, Kate and Ryan every Tuesday for Blues dancing lessons.


7.15-7.45pm – All levels – Basics and Fundamentals – £5

If you’ve never danced blues before or if you have danced for years, come to this 30 minute class! We will focus on learning the fundamentals of blues dancing: the pulse, dancing with a partner, leading and following, the basic dances and some fun variations so you can show off on the dance floor!

7.45-8.45pm – All levels – Extension – £10

In this hour, get ready for a challenge. We will explore the subject of the first lesson in more detail, and explore how to make those basic moves awesome in your social dancing.

9-11 – Social dancing – Free!

There will be social dancing with DJd music until 10.30.

8.45 – 9.15 – Practica sessions – (£5 or free if you have attended both lessons)

For the first half hour of the social dancing, the teachers will be available to answer any questions you may have about the lessons or blues dancing in general.

The venue

We love getting to dance at The Urban Bar in Whitechapel every week. Make sure you buy a drink and support our great venue!

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.


The dance floor is on the first floor

Getting here





The Urban Bar

176 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1BJ

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Anna Price

Kate Harrison

Pippa Tooher

Ryan O’Shaughnessy


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