What’s happening this summer with BDN?
You may have noticed we’ve added a bunch of events to the BDN calendar. It’s all part of our commitment to get better connected with our Nashville community and spread our love of dancing. Can’t make every single thing? Don’t worry about it, there will be plenty of events for you get your blues on this summer!!
What Is Blues Dancing? Every Thursday this summer, join our instructors as we discuss “blues-idiom dance”, the movements and styles that make up the core of our dance. From June to July, we’ll cover a new style and technique in the beginner class and more concepts in the Intermediate class.
Summer Donation Drive– Starting in June, we’ll be pushing for our new donation forms and info. Look for the release of our fundraiser goals so you can see what we’ve done in the community so far and what we still want to accomplish.
Back Porch Blues– Our monthly dance keeps going with a great slate of artists throughout the summer!!
May 13th- Al Hill Band
June 3rd- Harlequin Jazz Band
July 8th- Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp
August 12th- Devon Gilfillan
Southbound Blues Exchange 2017– At the end of August, join Blues Dance Nashville for our enormous blues party with all your favorite blues artists from St. Louis, Portland, Philadelphia, and our local Nashville favorites!!
Musician’s Corner– Nashville’s historic Centennial Park is your summer home for free music and we’ll be joining them for a few shows when some of your favorite blues and soul artists take the stage. Here are the acts we’re supporting so far (though everyone is awesome, so you should totally go to the other dates as well!!
Secret Shows- We have some errr…really cool things we can’t talk about yet, but when they are ready to announce, you had best be ready to dance!! More details on these events as they get confirmed.
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!!
The next few months are huge for Blues Dance Nashville!!
Come join us every Thursday at the Global Education Center for TNB (Thursday Night Blues) This month, Megan Adair and Lenny Sharlet lead the class in the Ballroomin style of blues.
March 17th is our St. Patrick’s day dance with guest DJ Brad Nathanson
March 24th: Normal TNB
March 31st This 5th TNB of March will be a Soul night, with a lesson in Soul dancing by Heather Adkins with a mix of blues and soul played at the dance afterwards.
April 7th: Starting in April, Kenneth Shipp and Camille Maynard will teach a month on Struttin Blues.
Lesson @ 730PM: Come join our instructors as they cover a new blues style every month. Admission is $10 and gets you into the class and the dance afterwards
Dance @ 830-1030PM: Come join our awesome BDN DJs for a great night of dancing each week!! Free if you take the class, or $5 admission.
Second Saturday Blues returns Saturday, April 9th!!
Come join us for the sounds of Al DeLuca Band and dance the night away!! Admission is $10
Mixer: 730-830PM Come join the BDN community for a fun meet and greet before the dance starts.
Drop-In Lesson: 830-900PM A great way to brush up before the dance or learn a few skills to have a fun night
Main Dance: 900PM-12Midnight Al DeLuca Band will be playing excellent blues for your dancing pleasure!!
Southbound Blues Exchange is right around the corner!! Come join us in Nashville May 6th to 8th for a weekend packed with excellent music from The Fried Bananas, a whole slew of guest DJs and plenty more. Go check it out here!!