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Thursday, March 23rd, 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 March head teacher is Eryn O'Neil!

** 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, March 25th, 2017 at 10:00pm
5116 Humboldt Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55430
Come on out to the March edition of our monthly house party!

We are at La Casa Norte this month!

Here's the sitch:
9pm doors
9:30pm beginner lesson with Emily Joy Troe and Laney Barhaugh
10pm-2am DJed music, dancing, and excellent social times

DJs for the evening: Laney Barhaugh, Daniel Tavernier, Alex Fisher, Kristen Marks

$5 at the door allows us to provide snacks and support other CB endeavors over the course of the year.

All our parties are BYOB, *we do card* and underage drinking is not allowed.

See you there!
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Sunday, March 26th, 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, March 30th, 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

This is a special Fifth Thursday edition of Blues Mill! In preparation for BluesSHOUT! next week, Eryn O'Neil, Laney Barhaugh, AND Nicholas Burt will be teaching the skills you need for event weekends.

Level 2: How To Compete and Look Good Doing It

Level 1: Surviving the Social Floor, Surviving the Weekend


** 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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Tuesday, April 4th, 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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