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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 9:00pm
Four Seasons Dance Studio1637 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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The Blues Mill is your place for blues dance instruction in the Twin Cities!

8pm - Level 2* - $8 (includes practice and level 1 refresh-your-basics time)
9pm - Level 1 - $8 (includes practice)
10pm - Practice session w/ CB instructors - $3

Your first head teacher of 2017 is Nicholas Burt! For January's series, Nick will be focusing on simplicity in order to help leads develop smooth transitions between ideas and help follows add their own moments to the dance.

** Bring a friend to The Blues Mill! **
If you bring a brand new person to the beginner class, your class is 50% off!

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*Criteria for Level 2 classes:

Leads:
Can comfortably lead rhythm and direction changes (doesn't have to be perfect 100% of the time)
Can maintain pulse for a whole song
Can create momentum through body-leading (doesn't have to be 100% of the time)
Can comfortably dance in embrace, closed and open
Can incorporate some solo movement (hip hits, fishtails, mooche, grind)

Follows:
Can comfortably dance in embrace, closed and open
Can maintain pulse for a whole song
Can incorporate some solo movement (hip hits, fishtails, mooche, grind)
Can turn down a line (doesn't have to be perfect 100% of the time)
Can follow rhythm and direction changes (doesn't have to be perfect 100% of the time)

If you have any questions about attending the Level 2 lesson, please talk to Laney Barhaugh, Eryn O'Neil, or Nicholas Burt.
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 8:00pm
Every second and fourth Sunday, dancer-favorite Moses Oakland leads the open jam at Famous Dave's.

Who will get on stage this time? Ronn Easton? Lamont Cranston? Davina? Only one way to find out.

The best blues musicians in the city can always be found at the Famous Dave's jam, which means the best dancers in the city aren't far behind. The restaurant reserves the long table next to the bar, to your left when you come in, just for us!

As always, no cover!

(The floor is concrete, so choose your shoes appropriately.)
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Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 9:00pm
Four Seasons Dance Studio1637 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Get Directions
The Blues Mill is your place for blues dance instruction in the Twin Cities!

8pm - Level 2* - $8 (includes practice and level 1 refresh-your-basics time)
9pm - Level 1 - $8 (includes practice)
10pm - Practice session w/ CB instructors - $3

Your first head teacher of 2017 is Nicholas Burt! For January's series, Nick will be focusing on simplicity in order to help leads develop smooth transitions between ideas and help follows add their own moments to the dance.

** Bring a friend to The Blues Mill! **
If you bring a brand new person to the beginner class, your class is 50% off!

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*Criteria for Level 2 classes:

Leads:
Can comfortably lead rhythm and direction changes (doesn't have to be perfect 100% of the time)
Can maintain pulse for a whole song
Can create momentum through body-leading (doesn't have to be 100% of the time)
Can comfortably dance in embrace, closed and open
Can incorporate some solo movement (hip hits, fishtails, mooche, grind)

Follows:
Can comfortably dance in embrace, closed and open
Can maintain pulse for a whole song
Can incorporate some solo movement (hip hits, fishtails, mooche, grind)
Can turn down a line (doesn't have to be perfect 100% of the time)
Can follow rhythm and direction changes (doesn't have to be perfect 100% of the time)

If you have any questions about attending the Level 2 lesson, please talk to Laney Barhaugh, Eryn O'Neil, or Nicholas Burt.
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Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 10:30pm
Every month CB hosts a house party - there's a drop-in lesson beforehand, snacks are provided, byob*.

9:30pm Lesson - free with admission to dance
10pm-2am DJed music & dancing.

Admission: $5

*We do card at the door. Anyone can attend but underage drinking will not be tolerated.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 9:45pm
There are dancers at Wilebski's every Tuesday, but no Tuesday more than First Tuesday. Wanted to check out Wilebski's Blues Saloon, but been afraid you'll pick the wrong night? First Tuesdays are the answer.

The jam is free, the floor is big, and the music is loud. (No, really, maybe bring earplugs?) Buy a drink, shake it out, and let's do this!

*The floor is concrete, so choose your shoes appropriately.
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