Come join us for Jookin Feb 4th!!

Camille Maynard and Kenneth Shipp will be leading our next class series in the month of February!!

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During this 4 week class, we’ll show you how to dance the Jookin’ style, the blues music associated it and how to apply the skills you just learned in Intro To Blues. If you want to keep growing as a dancer, or just want to brush up your skills, we have the class for you!!

Make sure to join us for the Thursday Night Blues kickoff directly afterwards!!

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Admission is $10 per class or $40 dollars: Taking the class gets you into Thursday Night Blues totally free. Check out the dance here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541656486149287/

Support Blues Dance Nashville!!

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If you have enjoyed the events we’ve put together so far, consider a gift to BDN this year that will help us reach our goal of $2000 dollars. It will enable us to keep bringing in bands for Second Saturday Blues, ensure venues and deposits can be made for our upcoming workshop and exchange. This will continue to help us train and educate new teachers, DJs, and dancers in Nashville. Even small amounts will help, and  if you’re unable to do that, sharing this via social media or with friends goes a long way.

Check out our Go Fund Me Details here:

https://www.gofundme.com/gy5fkhww

First Second Saturday Of 2016!!

Did you love Kirabelle at the Winter Formal? Her band is coming back to start the year off right in January. Kirabelle Frabotta returns to the Blues Dance Nashville stage to give us a wonderful night of blues music so you can dance the night away.

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Beginner Lesson at 8pm
What is blues dancing? Come join us early and we’ll show you!!
This lesson is perfect if you want to get comfortable with blues dancing and have a fun time doing it.

Band starts at 9PM and ends at midnight

Admission: $10

The Global Education Center is BYOB, just make sure to drink responsibly.

Check it out on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517728025193093/

Parking Information:

We are located at the Global Education Center: 4822 Charlotte Ave # 3, Nashville, TN 37209
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This Saturday’s dance will be in the side studio, located in the image below.

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There’s parking on the same side of the street as Global, but since there is another event also going on in the rooms next to us, we highly encourage to use the playground parking lot which has plenty of space. It’s highlighted in blues on the image below.

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Thank You Nashville

Good evening Nashville!!

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It has been a wild first year for me as your president. When I took over in January of this year,  I was still super new to blues and really had no idea how to run a scene. It took awhile to get going and with the support of my officers, instructors, DJs and most importantly our dancers, we had a very successful year. I’ve enjoyed every single dance, every moment to teach, even the candid moments off the floor getting to know everyone better. I couldn’t have been more proud representing Nashville in the other scenes I’ve traveled to this year. It’s cool to talk about our scene, where we have been and where we were. With that in mind, let’s chat about a few things…

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Registration is Open!!

Mo Better Blues is back and better than ever!!

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Join Andrew Bouchard, Josephine Kaye, Adam and Krystal Wilkerson, Megan Adair and Kenneth Shipp for an awesome weekend of blues lessons for a range of dancers, evening dances to spectacular guest DJs: Dave Fuerte, Jim Barry, and Alex Medlin. The Saturday Main Dance will feature the Ragtime River Rats Quartet in their return to the BDN Stage. And we’re introducing beginner friendly Novice Jack & Jill and Solo competitions as well this year. Did we mention it’s also our anniversary? BDN will be two years old when February comes around in 2016 so come celebrate with us.

 

Second Saturday Blues w/ Ragtime River Rats

This October, we’ll have the pleasure of listening to the great blues of Ragtime River Rats!!

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Beginner Lesson: 8pm-9pm

Never danced blues before? This lesson is perfect for getting you comfortable and moving around the floor.

Main Dance: 9pm-12pm

The Ragtime River Rats!

Bandleader Rick Jobe of the western swing band, the Wonderin’ Cowboys, teams up with Dean Martini’s maestro, Geno Haffner! With the aid of veteran bass player Avent Lane, they form a new, early jazz and blues band, the Ragtime River Rats!

Rick Jobe relocated to Nashville in August of 2013 after a long and successful career in Huntsville, Alabama as the leader of Tuxedo Junction. After retirement from “real jobs” such as music store owner, multimedia producer and ordained minister, he enjoys the plethora of musical talent in Nashville.

Geno Haffner hails from Troy, Missouri and is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music. Moving to Nashville in 1991 Geno backed up local legends such as Annie Selleck until founding the exciting swing unit called the Dean Martinis!, Geno is well known among dancers in the Middle Tennessee area.

Avent Lane is a native of Murfreesboro Tennessee and has enjoyed a vital career as an upright and electric bass player. He spent many years performing with jazz guitar legend Roland Gresham, as well as Tuxedo Junction and the Wonderin’ Cowboys.

Parking Information:

We are located at the Global Education Center: 4822 Charlotte Ave # 3, Nashville, TN 37209
GEC Front

This Saturday’s dance will be in the side studio, located in the image below.

GEC Side Door

There’s parking on the same side of the street as Global, but since there is another event also going on in the rooms next to us, we highly encourage to use the playground parking lot which has plenty of space. It’s highlighted in blues on the image below.

GEC Parking

Second Saturday Blues w/ Kirabelle Frabotta Quartet

Proud to announce our next artist for Second Saturday Blues: Kirabelle Frabotta!!

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Curious how they sound? Check them out in this promo below

 

Saturday June 13, 2015

Beginner Lesson at 8pm

Music and dance start at 9pm!!

Admission will be $10 dollars

Global Education Center

4822 Charlotte Ave # 3, Nashville, TN 37209

 

Parking Information:

We are located at the Global Education Center: 4822 Charlotte Ave # 3, Nashville, TN 37209
GEC Front

This Saturday’s dance will be in the side studio, located in the image below.

GEC Side Door

There’s parking on the same side of the street as Global, but since there is another event also going on in the rooms next to us, we highly encourage to use the playground parking lot which has plenty of space. It’s highlighted in blues on the image below.

GEC Parking

Second Saturday Blues w/ Eli Cook

Eli Cook is tonight!!

We have had a great time organizing this opportunity for you all and look forward to seeing you all there. Just a few reminders:

Meghan Lisi is teaching a intermediate solo lesson in our normal teaching room, it’s $5 dollars additional. The beginner lesson is free with the cost of the dance

Alcohol- BYOB, just make sure to clean up after yourselves and if you’ve had too much, let us know so we can arrange a ride home for you. We encourage everyone that plans to drink, that they do so responsibly and get home safe after the dance. Let us know if you are unable to and we will assist you.

Parking Information:

We are located at the Global Education Center: 4822 Charlotte Ave # 3, Nashville, TN 37209
GEC Front

This Saturday’s dance will be in the side studio, located in the image below.

GEC Side Door

There’s parking on the same side of the street as Global, but since there is another event also going on in the rooms next to us, we highly encourage to use the playground parking lot which has plenty of space. It’s highlighted in blues on the image below.

GEC Parking

 

Southbound is Back!!

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When the temperature rises, it’s time to head Southbound

Every Thursday night, starting May 14th at Cumberland Park

Come join us for Southbound Blues now running in it’s second year. Enjoy a excellent night under the beautiful and ever-changing lights of the Cumberland Park stage.

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From 7PM to 8PM: we will have an instructor available to teach you the basics of blues dancing and other intermediate skills as you request.

From 8PM to 1030PM: we will have great local and guest DJs spinning traditional blues tunes for you to dance to until the park closes.

And did we mention it’s completely FREE? We do encourage bringing a small donation to cover DJ expenses and water that will be provided, but we will not be charging for this event all summer long.

Parking:

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We recommend NOT parking in this area. While this gate does lead to parking that is “supposed” to be for Cumberland Park, the railroad company controls the gate and could shut it at anytime, leaving you stranded until you can contact them.

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We recommend parking in the Green highlighted area. These parking spaces are free during the summer since there are no Titans games. There is one Southbound game during a Titans preseason game (Sept 3rd), so we’ll have to navigate parking differently when that day comes.

Important notes:

Southbound will continue running during rain so long as we determine there’s no chance of lightening or tornadoes. We value everyone’s safety so if you see a Thunder Storm or Tornado Warning/Watch, you can guarantee that we will not be there. We will make every effort by posting to social media, emailing and calling our subscription list in order to get the word out of a cancellation and possible relocation site for the night. We thank you in advance for your help and understanding and look forward to dancing with you this summer!!