Learn How to Blues Dance

There are weekly classes on Fridays at our dance and workshops throughout the year in Albuquerque, NM.

Periodically we will also have Blues dance workshops in New Mexico. Local or national instructors are hired to teach these fun educational classes. In addition, we have private lessons for individuals and groups. Your best bet to stay on top of everything is to join our newsletter and our Facebook group.

Workshops

Current workshops you can register for!

We have a workshop coming up in the first weekend in March, stay tuned!

Blues Dance Classes

John Vigil teaches a Blues dance class at Maple Street Dance Space
Teaching a Blues dance class at Friday Blues

John teaches a weekly class every Friday before the Blues dance. The drop-in lesson starts @ 8:30PM and is catered towards beginner and intermediate level dancers. This is a great way to get your feet wet if you missed the start of one of our Blues progressive series. Plus, after the lesson, you can practice with others at the dance which starts @ 9:30PM. Join our mailing list and our NM Blues Dance to receive current information about our weekly dances and classes.

Blues Dance Progressive Series

Students practicing low-downs in Blues 101 Part A Progressive Series
Getting low with low-downs!

Blues 101 Progressive Series is a set of classes designed to teach the finer details of Blues dancing. Each series contains four classes and runs every Wednesday @ 7:30PM for four weeks. Typically, our classes average around 1.5 – 2 hours in length. Progressive series are a fun way to learn Blues dancing without the pressure of going too fast. Our Blues dance classes are kept intentionally small. We feel it is the best way to learn: smaller classes with more attention from instructors, better classroom involvement, and a stronger sense of community. With this in mind, if you are interested in attending one of our Blues progressive series, it is best to contact us sooner than later, so we can guarantee you a spot for the beginning of the series.

List of Blues dance progressive series:

  • Chapter 1: The Building Blocks
    • Part A: What is Blues Dancing?
    • Part B: Connection, Connection, Connection
    • Part C: Crafting Your Dance

WHAT IS A PROGRESSIVE SERIES?

There are four classes to each Blues dance series. Each class builds upon the material learned in the previous class. Consequently, there is significantly more time to develop good technique, practice, and build muscle memory.

Blues Dance Workshops

There will be multiple workshops covering a wide range of levels: from Blues 101 (Beginner) all the way to Blues 400+ (Advanced). Each workshop typically runs 1-2 days and will have multiple themes covering different aspects of Blues Dancing: everything from the ABCs to Physics to Art to Math. Our workshops are kept intentionally small. We feel it is the best way to learn: smaller classes with more attention from instructors, better classroom involvement, and a stronger sense of community. With this in mind, if you are interested in attending one of our workshops, it is best to contact us sooner than later, so we we can guarantee you a spot in our workshop.

For those outside of the Albuquerque, New Mexico area that would like to attend the workshop but can’t because of not being in close vicinity, we travel! We can set up a very affordable Blues workshop for your group; contact us now so we can set it up!

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