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: November 28th

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


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


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