December 2014 Week 4

Series Lesson: w/ Rachel Stirling

In this series we’ll get creative with all the different positions you can use for connection and partnering. Each week we’ll start with something basic, and then explore paths less traveled. You’ll learn how to make your connection feel even more comfortable and clear no matter where you’re located. You might just walk away with 20 different ways to connect with a partner!

Bio

It was Pittsburgh, 2003, when Rachel got her first taste of blues dancing, shortly after getting hooked on lindy hop. She fell in love with the intimate connection between your partner and the music and all that hip movement. As her blues dancing has grown, she continues to marvel at the unlimited possibilities of self-expression and movement.

When teaching dance, Rachel loves putting her degree in education to good use. Known for her incredible patience and ability to explain and demonstrate concepts in a variety of ways, she strives to get those “Aha!” moments. Rooted in strong fundamentals and clean technique, her lessons enjoy finding fun ways to sneak that focus into peoples’ dancing.


Drop In

Kayce Spear


DJs

Rachel Stirling
Kayce Spear


Open Board Positions

We will be having two board positions opening early next year. If you are interested, please email pdxblues@gmail.com.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is in charge of managing the organization’s cash flow and is our main point of contact for paying clients. They are also responsible for monitoring our spending and budgeting throughout the year, and maintaining our bank account. During tax season, they are also responsible for working with our accountant and tax attorney.

Marketing Director

The Marketing Director is in charge of managing our branding and media materials. They will oversee the Social Media and Physical Media Coordinators. We would like someone with experience in graphic design or web design, including content creation.

December 2014 Week 3

Series Lesson: w/ Rachel Stirling

In this series we’ll get creative with all the different positions you can use for connection and partnering. Each week we’ll start with something basic, and then explore paths less traveled. You’ll learn how to make your connection feel even more comfortable and clear no matter where you’re located. You might just walk away with 20 different ways to connect with a partner!

Bio

It was Pittsburgh, 2003, when Rachel got her first taste of blues dancing, shortly after getting hooked on lindy hop. She fell in love with the intimate connection between your partner and the music and all that hip movement. As her blues dancing has grown, she continues to marvel at the unlimited possibilities of self-expression and movement.

When teaching dance, Rachel loves putting her degree in education to good use. Known for her incredible patience and ability to explain and demonstrate concepts in a variety of ways, she strives to get those “Aha!” moments. Rooted in strong fundamentals and clean technique, her lessons enjoy finding fun ways to sneak that focus into peoples’ dancing.


Drop In

TBA


DJs

Trinidad Perez
Dante Zapata


December 2014 Week 2

Series Lesson: w/ Rachel Stirling

In this series we’ll get creative with all the different positions you can use for connection and partnering. Each week we’ll start with something basic, and then explore paths less traveled. You’ll learn how to make your connection feel even more comfortable and clear no matter where you’re located. You might just walk away with 20 different ways to connect with a partner!

Bio

It was Pittsburgh, 2003, when Rachel got her first taste of blues dancing, shortly after getting hooked on lindy hop. She fell in love with the intimate connection between your partner and the music and all that hip movement. As her blues dancing has grown, she continues to marvel at the unlimited possibilities of self-expression and movement.

When teaching dance, Rachel loves putting her degree in education to good use. Known for her incredible patience and ability to explain and demonstrate concepts in a variety of ways, she strives to get those “Aha!” moments. Rooted in strong fundamentals and clean technique, her lessons enjoy finding fun ways to sneak that focus into peoples’ dancing.


Drop In

Reeva Bradley


DJs

Jared Tarr
Reeva Bradley


December 2014 Week 1

Series Lesson: w/ Rachel Stirling

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

In this series we’ll get creative with all the different positions you can use for connection and partnering. Each week we’ll start with something basic, and then explore paths less traveled. You’ll learn how to make your connection feel even more comfortable and clear no matter where you’re located. You might just walk away with 20 different ways to connect with a partner!

Bio

It was Pittsburgh, 2003, when Rachel got her first taste of blues dancing, shortly after getting hooked on lindy hop. She fell in love with the intimate connection between your partner and the music and all that hip movement. As her blues dancing has grown, she continues to marvel at the unlimited possibilities of self-expression and movement.

When teaching dance, Rachel loves putting her degree in education to good use. Known for her incredible patience and ability to explain and demonstrate concepts in a variety of ways, she strives to get those “Aha!” moments. Rooted in strong fundamentals and clean technique, her lessons enjoy finding fun ways to sneak that focus into peoples’ dancing.


Drop In

Gideon Syfrett


DJs

Joshua Keroes
Jared Tarr


November 2014 Week 4

Series Lesson: w/ Brenda Russell

Creative Partnering
Vernacular Jazz and Blues have been developed, evolved, and passed from person to person. Come explore tools for improvisational, interactive, and conversational social dancing. Stripping away programming and preconceptions about roles and responsibilities. Each class will include exercises designed to connect with self, music, and partner. Time for each will develop the individual, the dance, and our community.

Bio:
For years, in her personal and teaching practice, Brenda Russell has sought the highest levels of dance and healing arts. Her search has taken her through communities of social and ballroom dance, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, martial arts, massage, energy work, Chinese healing, and more.


Drop In

TBA


DJs

Joshua Keroes
Dante Zapata


November 2014 Week 3

Series Lesson: w/ Brenda Russell

Creative Partnering
Vernacular Jazz and Blues have been developed, evolved, and passed from person to person. Come explore tools for improvisational, interactive, and conversational social dancing. Stripping away programming and preconceptions about roles and responsibilities. Each class will include exercises designed to connect with self, music, and partner. Time for each will develop the individual, the dance, and our community.

Bio:
For years, in her personal and teaching practice, Brenda Russell has sought the highest levels of dance and healing arts. Her search has taken her through communities of social and ballroom dance, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, martial arts, massage, energy work, Chinese healing, and more.


Drop In

Rachel Stirling


DJs

Ally Yancey
Gideon Syfrett


November 2014 Week 2

Series Lesson: w/ Brenda Russell

Creative Partnering
Vernacular Jazz and Blues have been developed, evolved, and passed from person to person. Come explore tools for improvisational, interactive, and conversational social dancing. Stripping away programming and preconceptions about roles and responsibilities. Each class will include exercises designed to connect with self, music, and partner. Time for each will develop the individual, the dance, and our community.

Bio:
For years, in her personal and teaching practice, Brenda Russell has sought the highest levels of dance and healing arts. Her search has taken her through communities of social and ballroom dance, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, martial arts, massage, energy work, Chinese healing, and more.


Drop In


DJs

Leslie Stevensen
Mark Carpenter


Barefoot Blues is moving to Swing Yogi

Barefoot is changing venues! We’ll have Barefoot EVERY Friday, with the exception of 2nd Fridays (when the owner of the venue runs her own awesome dance in that space).

Swing Yogi
Next dance: December 19th

November 2014 Week 1

Tuesday Blues at Lenora’s Room this week only.

To celebrate Rose City Blues this weekend, we’re having a special throwback Tuesday Blues. We’ll be at Lenora’s Room this week, Nov. 4th. We’ll return to Bossanova next week.
Lenora’s Room
615 SE Alder


Rose City Blues

Come join us for Rose City Blues this weekend. It’s three days of classes, dancing and competitions with live music and a great DJ lineup. You don’t want to miss it!

This year’s events includes music by Sugaray Rayford, Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, Karen Lovely, and more!

The workshops are being led by Brenda Russell, Jenny Sowden, Dan Repsch, Rachel Stirling, Catherine Palmier, and more.


Series Lesson: w/ Brenda Russell

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

Creative Partnering
Vernacular Jazz and Blues have been developed, evolved, and passed from person to person. Come explore tools for improvisational, interactive, and conversational social dancing. Stripping away programming and preconceptions about roles and responsibilities. Each class will include exercises designed to connect with self, music, and partner. Time for each will develop the individual, the dance, and our community.

For years, in her personal and teaching practice, Brenda Russell has sought the highest levels of dance and healing arts. Her search has taken her through communities of social and ballroom dance, yoga, qi gong, tai chi, martial arts, massage, energy work, Chinese healing, and more.


Drop In

Brenda Russell


DJs

Leslie Stevensen
Mark Carpenter