until registration opens for bluesSHOUT! 2019

April 5-7, 2019, Chicago IL

"We tend to think of shouting in the standard English sense of referring to noisemaking, but it means a … way of moving the whole congregation, whether through vocal or movement vocabulary. ...Through moving together while playing apart, the entire universe is animated for the moment...” Roger Abrahams

bluesSHOUT! is an annual event that celebrates blues music, blues dance, and blues culture that has given rise to numerous diverse historical and contemporary African American vernacular dances. Our event provides classes, social dancing, and competition opportunities for attendees from all over the country and world.

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