bluesSHOUT! April 7-9, 2017

Welcome to bluesSHOUT! 2017!


bluesSHOUT! is an annual celebration of Blues Dance, striving to bring you the best of the blues dance world every year through classes, competitions, and dances. bluesSHOUT! instructors are the very top of the industry and are in demand nationally and globally. Competitions cater to the diverse palates of amateurs and professionals alike, and aim to inspire both the competitors and spectators to achieve their most creative, authentic, and expressive dancing. You can expect the very best bands and musicians from Chicago and beyond, providing three nights of live blues music, and keeping the floor packed all night long.


Chicago has been a blues music hub for almost a century. The Chicago sound was perfected here by local greats such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Champion Jack Dupree, Etta James, and so many more. The blues is not only an irreplaceable part of Chicago's past, but also adds a thriving pulse to its present, with live blues music happening every night throughout the city. In addition, the annual Chicago Blues Festival continues to attract thousands of blues enthusiasts from all over the world for three full days of free live blues. The Chicago blues dance scene is extremely excited to welcome bluesSHOUT! attendees to our city!

News and Updates


AllStar Strictly
1st Place: Jennifer Sowden & Daniel Repsch
2nd Place: Mike Legenthal & Dan Legenthal
3rd Place: Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser

AllStar JnJ
1st Place: Julie Brown & Daniel Repsch
2nd Place: Jennifer Sowden & Mike Grosser
3rd Place: Laura Chieko & Dan Legenthal

Open Strictly
1st Place: Kenneth Shipp & Dawa Jung
2nd Place: Curtis Ellis & Elizabeth Tuazon
3rd Place: Josh Brody & Sarah Elise

Open JnJ
1st Place: Nathaniel M. Abrea & Chris Wells
2nd Place: Olivia Hillmer & Kenneth Shipp
3rd Place: Dawa Jung & Emily Joy Troe

Newcomer JnJ
Follow: Brandy Smith
Lead: Andrew Ahn

Rachel Stirling