Last Sunday of the Month
8.15pm - Dancing
25 March, 29 April, 27 May
Looking Glass Cocktail Club
49 Hackney Road
Tubes: Old Street Underground, Hoxton or Shoreditch High Street Overground
US Blues dance champ Simon Selmon
& Anna Lambrechts
£10 / £9 in adv for 1 class
£15 / £13 in adv for 2 classes
FREE Social Dance
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If you arrive during the classes the front bar is open for cocktails & beers
Step through the Looking Glass
and enter a world of music, dancing and cocktails
Next date: Sunday 25th March 2018
with Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts
This month's theme is about Jook Joint Blues. It can be one of the simplest yet one of the most playful styles of Blues.
Think of the bars & clubs around the Mississippi Delta and the deep South.
It’s the very devils music! Warning there may be a little grind action!!
PS New times mean 1 hour 's extra freestyle!!
6-7pm Absolute Beginners Blues class
No partner required, no experience necessary.
7.15-8.15pm Intermediate Blues class
You have previous Blues dance experience. You are comfortable switching between solo, loose and close hold Blues positions and are ready to be challenged.
8.15-10.30pm Social Dancing to Slow Swing, Blues and Jazz from DJ 'Mr Kicks' vintage & contemporary music collection
What you can expect to learn:
How to move your body better with isolation exercises
Feeling the pulse & Musicality
Classic rhythms and patterns
What is Blues?
Blues dancing is slow dance, it has fluid, highly rhythmic and expressive body movements. Like the film Dirty Dancing, Blues is an 'after-hours' dance, often misunderstood as sexual or 'sleazy', in reality, the real beauty of Blues is in its focus on connection.
Whether you're dancing with a partner or on your own, Blues is about experiencing the full range of human emotion - love, passion, joy, sadness, pain.. There's no limit to the emotions that music can evoke in us, and likewise no limit to where Blues can take you in your dancing - if only you're ready to let it!
Did you say cocktails?
Red Queen, White Queen, Drink Me Eat Me, Mad as a March Hare, Shrinking Violet, Nobody's Perfect, Order of the Chrysanthemum, Smelling of Roses and Farewell to Joe
Or just tell the experts behind the bar what you like and you can leave it to them to create a mouth watering indulgent nectar to suit your taste-buds!