Join The Story Of The Blues!!

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Join us every week for the story of the blues!!

At Thursday Night Blues, we now teach two lessons: Intermediate at 7PM and Beginner at 8PM. For only $10, you can get a class that dives into a new blues-idiom style or concept. $10 also gets you into our social dance for free.

Check us out every week at the GEC (Global Education Center)

Global Education Center: 4822 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209

Thursday Night Upgrade!!

Starting January 5th, we are giving our Thursday classes and social dances a little makeover!!

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7PM- Intermediate Classes

If you enjoyed our Blues U series this past summer and our pop-up classes, we are launching weekly higher level classes so you can continue learning after the beginner series. Expect more content and special guest instructors throughout the year to create a awesome new slot of classes you will not want to miss!!

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8PM- Beginner Classes

Our classic series of monthly classes organized by blues style or topic. In January, we will kick-off with our popular class, Intro To Blues, which will help you with the blues basics and forms. Each month will feature a new topic aimed at teaching a new fundamental style or concept.

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9pm to 11pm- Social dancing

Finish the night out with our weekly social dance to music whipped up by the BDN DJs!! We have a way too much fun during these two hours and you can too!!

Prices

$5 Dance

$10 for one class (Free admission to the dance)

$15 for two classes (Free admission to the dance)

Join us each week at:

Global Education Center

4822 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209

Parking is available across the street and the main door is located in the back. Look for our lighted signs pointing you toward the back!!

Registration Open Today at 6PM CST

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Mo’ Better Blues 2017 kicks off registration today with a flash sale. The first 20 people will get their passes to one of the biggest blues events in the Southeast for only $55 bucks!!

Registration is being hosted on Open Dance: Open today at 6PM CST!!!

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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a talented and powerful group of instructors:

Mike Legenthal, Dan Legenthal, Krystal Wilkerson, Adam Wilkerson, Julie Brown, Tim O’Neill, Ross Blythe, Sarah Lokay, Shawn Hershey     Laura Chieko

blues-geek-logo-final-01Come experience 3 Track Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and the launch of BluesGeek, our new community driven initiative.

Some of the best musicians and DJs from the nation and the Southeast under one roof for your dancing pleasure.

BROTHER YUSEF, Al Holbrook Band
DJS: Brad nathanson, Dave warner, Emily nybo, chris spear, canada pennett

 

What’s Going On In October?

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Jukin’ Blues begins this Thursday, Oct 6th!! Join Myriam and Kenneth for a new month long series based on this southern originating blues style. Make sure to stay afterwards for Thursday Night Blues, the best blues social night in TN. More details here

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Brand new Back Porch Blues kicks off Oct 8th!! Harlequin Jazz Band helps us kick off our new monthly dance, Back Porch Blues. This weekend, we have a Mixer at 730PM, beginner lesson at 830PM, and the band gets going at 9PM. For more details, check our monthly event page.

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Site update for Mo’ Better Blues 2017!! Our pages will get updated this Sunday.  You will be able to find all event details in one place and our Open Dance registration link. You can find the MBB17 main page here.

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Get Grounded and Spooky at TNB: Hollow Blues!! It’s time to dress up in our best Halloween costumes and get down. The Dan Nash Band joins us from across the pond to give us their Delta Blues style. TNB will get started 30 mins earlier at 7PM and the band will go on at 8PM. We will be giving out a prize for the best costume at the second band break. For more details, check out the TNB page!!

FREE Class on September 1st!!

Our signature class “What Is Blues Dancing?” kicks off this Thursday!! Join us as head instructor Kenneth Shipp shares how the blues dance grew along side the music, why we are revived and reliving it today, and how you can get involved.

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This class is completely FREE and so is our social dance afterwards!!

Class: 730PM Dance 830-1030PM

Global Education Center 4822 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209

We will have refreshments available and alcohol is permitted (BYOB, please drink responsibly)

If you want to register early as we are expecting a full house, feel free to sign up through our Event Brite page here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-blues-dancing-tickets-26437593554

Ruth and Mike This Weekend!!

Our workshop has finally arrived!! Ruth and Mike join us in Nashville to teach the blues once again. Take advantage of this incredibly cheap opportunity to learn from a phenomenally talented duo!!

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Join us this Friday for a DJ dance starting at 10PM and jump into our classes this weekend!! $5 Admission (Free with the workshop cost)

If we’ve piqued your interest, you should know it’s only  $40 for the workshop. This will get you into all the dances and 4 classes!! Check out the registration link here.

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Saturday Night, Juke Joint Revival returns to give us their unique country inspired blues. It’s only $10 (Free with the workshop cost)

We’ll see you Friday night!!

What Is Blues Dancing!! Find Out Sept 1st

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We provide opportunities to learn about this amazing dance every week but we wanted to create a unique moment for the community to come experience our group and the history behind the dance. Join with us as we step back in time and explain how Blues Dancing came to be, how we dance it now and how you can get involved in this wonderful community!! We are throwing a FREE event for you so this a great chance to see what you’ve been missed and bring your friends to discover it too!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-blues-dancing-tickets-26437593554

https://www.facebook.com/events/355300278135226/

What’s Coming Up?

Check out all the events heading this way:

Thursday Night Blues- July 28th

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Thursday Night Blues feat. Chelsea Reed and The Fair Weather Five

Chelsea  Reed and The Fair Weather Five kickoff the return of TNB with live music to our weekly social dance. Join us at 7PM for another class of Blues University with teachers, Megan and Kenneth. At 8PM, the dance kicks off 3 hours of music for what will be a amazing night of dancing. More details here

Thursday Night Blues will be back to it’s normal time of 730PM to 1030PM August 4th

Second Saturday Blues feat. Mo’Pie- August 13th

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Second Saturday Blues feat. Mo’Pie

It’s the best live blues night in TN!! Join us for award winning band phenoms, Mo’Pie, as they join us from Bowling Green, KY. It’s only $10 for our monthly live music night. More details here

Ruth and Mike Workshop- August 19th-21st

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Ruth and Mike Workshop- August 19th-21st

International instructors, Ruth Evelyn and Mike Grosser join us here in Nashville for a short weekend workshop. Two dances, 4 classes are only $40. Registration is open now. For more details, check it out here.

 

Ruth and Mike Workshop- August 19th-21st

Ruth and Mike return to Nashville for a weekend of blues geared to improve your personal dancing and your teaching skills!! Registration is open!!

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Register here!!
https://squareup.com/store/blues-dance-nashville

Housing form:
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Saturday and Sunday class are just $40 per day. Sign up for both and save $10 bucks!! (Includes admission to the dances regardless of which one you pick)

Curious about our wonderful instructors? Check out ruthandmike.com and follow them on Facebook- Ruth and Mike

Come out on Saturday to add more skills and refinement to your blues. Our Sunday portion will be geared towards those wanting to become instructors or improve their teaching abilities!!

Saturday Classes:
What Makes It Blues? (Intermediate)
All The Connection, All The Time (Intermediate)
Turn Like A Boss (Intermediate)
Shuffle (Intermediate)

Sunday Classes:
AVK (Intermediate)
Developing & Choosing Content (Intermediate)
Classroom Management & Flow (Intermediate)
Presentation Skills (Intermediate)

We will have dances Friday and Saturday night: Our DJs will spin the tunes on Friday. Then enjoy live music to the tunes of Juke Joint Revival on Saturday!!