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.
- 10/21/18 Check out who is Teaching and DJ-ing at this year's event
- 11/2/18 New for this year - Open Nerd Hour. Currently accepting applications. Submissions are due 1/15/18
- 11/19/18 New for this year - Teacher training track. Open to all levels.
- 11/29/18 Updates to the competition rules, formats, and more.