October 2014 Week 4

Live Music featuring Lisa Mann

PB&J is beyond excited to bring back one of our favorite blues musicians, the phenomenal Lisa Mann (and Her Really Good Band).


Halloween Dance

This week is the annual Halloween Dance! It’s your chance to dance in your scariest costume.


Series Lesson: w/ Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm

In Regards to Direction.
This is mostly a mechanical class where each week we explore different planes with the final week being the culmination of movement in all the planes. For example, translation in the x-y plane, then graduating to rotation, lean, and movement in the y-z and z-x plane. This series will be wonderful for linear thinkers.

Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm cofounded Barefoot blues in January of 2010. She started partner dancing in 2005 and has been hooked ever after. But her love of dancing didn’t start there, no, her infatuation started before she could walk. Wearing nothing but her diaper, two year old Athena would hold on to the television set, watch Michael Jackson hypnotically and attempt to dance like him. Though she did not master the moonwalk right away she gained a love of dance that led her to study tap, jazz, ballet, modern, african and be a company member in such dance companies as iN.GAUGE Dance Company and Urban Arts.


Drop In

Jae Wilson


October 2014 Week 3

Strictly Competition Finals

Our annual Strictly Blues Dance Competition will be wrapping up this week at Tuesday Blues! Come watch the finalists compete for some fabulous prizes including passes to Rose City Blues.

Oct. 21, 10–10:30 p.m. in the main ballroom.


Series Lesson: w/ Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm

In Regards to Direction.
This is mostly a mechanical class where each week we explore different planes with the final week being the culmination of movement in all the planes. For example, translation in the x-y plane, then graduating to rotation, lean, and movement in the y-z and z-x plane. This series will be wonderful for linear thinkers.

Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm cofounded Barefoot blues in January of 2010. She started partner dancing in 2005 and has been hooked ever after. But her love of dancing didn’t start there, no, her infatuation started before she could walk. Wearing nothing but her diaper, two year old Athena would hold on to the television set, watch Michael Jackson hypnotically and attempt to dance like him. Though she did not master the moonwalk right away she gained a love of dance that led her to study tap, jazz, ballet, modern, african and be a company member in such dance companies as iN.GAUGE Dance Company and Urban Arts.


Drop In

Gideon Syfrett
Zia Dawn


DJs

TBA


October 2014 Week 2

Strictly Competition Prelims

Our annual Strictly Blues Dance Competition will be kicking off this week at Tuesday Blues! It’s free to register and all levels are welcome, so grab your favorite dance partner and get ready to strut your stuff for some fabulous prizes including passes to Rose City Blues. Here’s the details:

Prelims: Oct. 14, 10–10:45 p.m. in the upstairs ballroom (arrive 15 minutes early to check in).

Finals: Oct. 21, 10–10:30 p.m. in the main ballroom.

Register via email at pdxbluescomps@gmail.com, or register the day of, until 9:45 p.m. (Again, it’s FREE, but you need a partner to compete.) Show us what you’ve got Portland!


Series Lesson: w/ Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm

In Regards to Direction.
This is mostly a mechanical class where each week we explore different planes with the final week being the culmination of movement in all the planes. For example, translation in the x-y plane, then graduating to rotation, lean, and movement in the y-z and z-x plane. This series will be wonderful for linear thinkers.

Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm cofounded Barefoot blues in January of 2010. She started partner dancing in 2005 and has been hooked ever after. But her love of dancing didn’t start there, no, her infatuation started before she could walk. Wearing nothing but her diaper, two year old Athena would hold on to the television set, watch Michael Jackson hypnotically and attempt to dance like him. Though she did not master the moonwalk right away she gained a love of dance that led her to study tap, jazz, ballet, modern, african and be a company member in such dance companies as iN.GAUGE Dance Company and Urban Arts.


Drop In

Drew Robinson


DJs

TBA


October 2014 Week 1

Series Lesson: w/ Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm

It’s the first week of the month, so the series is free!

In Regards to Direction.
This is mostly a mechanical class where each week we explore different planes with the final week being the culmination of movement in all the planes. For example, translation in the x-y plane, then graduating to rotation, lean, and movement in the y-z and z-x plane. This series will be wonderful for linear thinkers.

Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm cofounded Barefoot blues in January of 2010. She started partner dancing in 2005 and has been hooked ever after. But her love of dancing didn’t start there, no, her infatuation started before she could walk. Wearing nothing but her diaper, two year old Athena would hold on to the television set, watch Michael Jackson hypnotically and attempt to dance like him. Though she did not master the moonwalk right away she gained a love of dance that led her to study tap, jazz, ballet, modern, african and be a company member in such dance companies as iN.GAUGE Dance Company and Urban Arts.


Drop In

Athena Shanti Edison-Lahm


DJs

Dante Zapata
Gideon Syfrett


September 2014 Week 5

Community Meeting

From 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, we will be hosting a Community Meeting instead of holding a series lesson. We want you to provide feedback on what you’d like to see in the scene and how we can do it. Feel free to email us if you’d like to start sharing your ideas before the meeting. Food will be provided.


Live Music: The Fried Bananas

PB&J is excited to bring this energetic band to Tuesday Blues.
Facebook Event.


Intermediate/Advanced Workshop: Ballroomin Blues w/ Rachel Stirling

Class Description:
Some blues dances were done in tiny little juke joints, and some were done in ballrooms to sultry jazz tunes. On September 30th at Tuesday Blues, The Fried Bananas are going to give you a taste of the latter, and Rachel Stirling will show you how to dance to it. First, she’ll get you maneuvering the floor and using contra-body motion, then she’ll step it up with some skip steps, lunges, and leg flicks.

Please note: This is a partnered workshop. In order to maintain the pace of this class, please bring your own partner or a group to work with; we will not be rotating.

Cost: $10
Class will be held upstairs at the Bossanova Ballroom.

Facebook Event


Drop In

Brenda Russell


DJ breaks

Matt Mickle


Community Meeting – September 30th, 7:30

On September 30th from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, we will be hosting a Community Meeting, instead of holding a series lesson. We want you to provide feedback on what you’d like to see in the scene and how we can do it. Feel free to email us if you’d like to start sharing your ideas before the meeting. Food will be provided.

Stay for Rachel’s Ballroomin Blues lesson and live music with The Fried Bananas.

September 2014 Week 4

Series Lesson: w/ Ally Yancey

Breaking Out of the “Dance Rut”: Aesthetics, Musicality, Variation, and Brain Space
Many of us have experienced the distressing sensation that our dancing “isn’t going anywhere.” Whether it’s because it seems like we aren’t getting better, aren’t learning, aren’t inspired, or are just no longer having fun, hitting this proverbial plateau sucks. This series will focus on tools and techniques that can help reinvigorate your relationship with dance, encourage different angles from which to approach dance, and perhaps even prevent feeling stuck in the first place. We will consider the physical—flourishes, stylization, musicality, and movement variation—as well as the mental—attitude, risk taking, and motivation.

See the Facebook event for more details.


Drop In

Rachel Stirling


DJs

Ryan Johnson
Rachel Stirling


September 2014 Week 3

Series Lesson: w/ Ally Yancey

Breaking Out of the “Dance Rut”: Aesthetics, Musicality, Variation, and Brain Space
Many of us have experienced the distressing sensation that our dancing “isn’t going anywhere.” Whether it’s because it seems like we aren’t getting better, aren’t learning, aren’t inspired, or are just no longer having fun, hitting this proverbial plateau sucks. This series will focus on tools and techniques that can help reinvigorate your relationship with dance, encourage different angles from which to approach dance, and perhaps even prevent feeling stuck in the first place. We will consider the physical—flourishes, stylization, musicality, and movement variation—as well as the mental—attitude, risk taking, and motivation.

See the Facebook event for more details.


Drop In

Sam Russel


DJs

Jae Wilson
Athena Shanti E L


September 2014 Week 2

Series Lesson: w/ Ally Yancey

Breaking Out of the “Dance Rut”: Aesthetics, Musicality, Variation, and Brain Space
Many of us have experienced the distressing sensation that our dancing “isn’t going anywhere.” Whether it’s because it seems like we aren’t getting better, aren’t learning, aren’t inspired, or are just no longer having fun, hitting this proverbial plateau sucks. This series will focus on tools and techniques that can help reinvigorate your relationship with dance, encourage different angles from which to approach dance, and perhaps even prevent feeling stuck in the first place. We will consider the physical—flourishes, stylization, musicality, and movement variation—as well as the mental—attitude, risk taking, and motivation.

See the Facebook event for more details.


Drop In

Drew Robinson


DJs

Joshua Keroes
Ally Yancey


September 2014 Week 1

Series Lesson: w/ Ally Yancey

It’s the first week of the month, so the series is free!

Breaking Out of the “Dance Rut”: Aesthetics, Musicality, Variation, and Brain Space
Many of us have experienced the distressing sensation that our dancing “isn’t going anywhere.” Whether it’s because it seems like we aren’t getting better, aren’t learning, aren’t inspired, or are just no longer having fun, hitting this proverbial plateau sucks. This series will focus on tools and techniques that can help reinvigorate your relationship with dance, encourage different angles from which to approach dance, and perhaps even prevent feeling stuck in the first place. We will consider the physical—flourishes, stylization, musicality, and movement variation—as well as the mental—attitude, risk taking, and motivation.

See the Facebook event for more details.


Drop In

Ally Yancey


DJs

Rachel Stirling
Gideon Syfrett