Texas Shuffle workshop and practica with Jeannie Tran presented by Blues Underground.
Texas Shuffle is typically a medium- to fast- paced Blues Idiom filled with fancy footwork and delightful partner interplay. It was developed on the West Coast alongside West Coast Blues and reflects many of the same ideas within the music such as a stretching of beats and lots of rhythmic play. In this class, you'll learn the basics, develop your connection communication skills, and explore pulling your own style into the dance. Bring your slickest dancing shoes and be prepared to shuffle! Check out these examples of the dance:
https://youtu.be/h0wntUZhruw https://youtu.be/OqsQMUC14i8 https://youtu.be/fJMGzoizEOo
Noon- Texas Shuffle Workshop
2pm- Social/ practice time
$25 per person
Jeannie Tran has been bringing her love of Blues music and sharp eye for technique to her classes for over a decade, starting with local college clubs and later becoming a regular instructor at Friday Night Blues in SF from 2015-2019, and in NYC from 2021-2022. With a lifetime of dance training, a background in music, and an understanding of body mechanics through a structural engineering lens, she delights in laying out the foundational elements of music and dance and building up from there. Jeannie specializes in helping students find their personal groove, negotiate their dance partnerships, and challenge everything they thought they knew about the basics. She shows her appreciation for African American culture by sharing the history and context behind the dances she teaches. By learning from and honoring those who came before, she builds engaging classes to help students tackle the question of, "why do we do things the way we do?" As a firm believer in musically-driven movement and giving back to the musical community, you'll often find her stretching her creative dance muscles to live music wherever it can be found or geeking out about body mechanics in the back of the room.
Please arrive 15 min before class starts.
Please bring a water bottle.
If you are feeling ill do not attend.
This workshop is at the Lowdown Ballroom. The venue has an ascending staircase outside. Entrance is down a path to the left. Descending staircase inside the venue.