BluesSHOUT! Classes

At bluesSHOUT! 2019, we want to give you the opportunity to take a deep dive into the essence of blues dance. We’ll be taking a more intensive approach with fewer, longer classes and more of our famous lectures and discussions to allow you to truly immerse yourselves in blues dance as a culture and a history.

This year we have removed the auditions process. This may seem like we’re making it easier on you, but in fact, this is just a different sort of challenge. How well do you know yourself as a dancer and a learner? Can you bring your own self-awareness and humility to the classroom? Can you be a good partner, collaborator, and co-creator with anyone? We will have ‘spiciness’ ratings on each class to describe the intensity and pace to expect.

The class schedule will be posted well in advance of the event this time. (Remarkable, we know.) The point is to allow you to plan ahead and choose your own adventure throughout bluesSHOUT! Weekend. If you’re not quite ready for a class, you have time to prepare. Our goal is for you to take an active role in deciding what you want to get out of the weekend, and who you want to be as a dancer and a member of this artistic community.

Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide. - President Barack Obama