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Blues Classes

Every Wednesday evening!

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Blues dances are a family of dances originated in Afro-American communities at the beginning of the 20th century. Like the music, the dances are diverse and soulful.

Classes will be taught in English.

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Registration is open for 2022

Backstage Studio

The studio is well reachable from Hardplatz or Hardbrücke.
The entrance is on a delivery ramp, the stairs are on the righthand side.
Please read our protection concept before joining in the Studio.

Backstage Studio

For more details, see Backstage Studio Website.

Schedule

Schedule Studio

19:40: Check-in
19:45 – 21:15: Class 1

Classes 2022

Classes in the studio are from 19:45 to 21:15 every Wednesday.
The class series is divided into blocks of 4 weeks each.

Partnered Classes

Block 3

9.3. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

16.3. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

23.3. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Flouer) in Studio

30.3. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

Block 4

6.4. Class 1: Cancelled! No class on 6th April

13.4. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

20.4. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

27.4. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

4.5. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

Block 5

11.5. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

18.5. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

25.5. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

1.6. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

Block 6

8.6. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

15.6. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

22.6. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

29.6. Class 1: Partnered Blues Class (Bianca and Limi) in Studio

Price

Once you sign up, you get an email with payment information.

4 x 1 Studio Class 90min: 120CHF regular / 80CHF reduced or international
Single Studio Class 90min: 32CHF regular / 20CHF reduced or international

General Class Description 2022

We start each class with a warm-up with solo blues movements and warm-up exercises. Afterwards, we focus on a specific type of Blues Dance (like Jookin’, Ballrooming Blues, etc.) building it up from the basic and using them to add moves or a little sequence of moves. We often switch roles, especially for the basic part, so you will experience and learn from both views. We end the class with a short stretch session and two free dances.

Your teachers

Flouer Evelyn (website)

Flouer is a full time dance instructor based out of New York City, though she can often be found galavanting the world spreading her love of blues. Since 2011 she has dedicated much of her life to blues, though she has over 20 years of training in multiple forms of partner dance, toured the world for contemporary dance & ice skating, and acquired her MFA in Dance. Flouer presents a very contextual, holistic approach to Blues. In her classes this often translates into encouraging individual artistry while paying close attention to connection, technique, and historical references. Dance classes are about people- they should be interactive, interesting, and FUN! Flouer is deeply dedicated to furthering the art of Blues dancing, and believes that people physically moving and learning together can lead to powerful experiences.

Bianca and Limi

Limi started enjoying Blues when he was playing the violin about 15 years ago. Only later in 2017 in Australia he discovered Blues Dancing during a Lindy Hop festival. Very excited about the fact that you can also dance his favourite music he went back to Zurich to attended as many Blues workshops in and around Switzerland as possible. Not long after, Limi joined the Bluesli organizers with the goal to bring the joy of Blues dancing to as many people as possible.

Bianca has more than 15 years of experience in different dance styles, but it’s in 2016 that she became addicted to swing and blues dancing, starting to travel to festivals all over Europe and to teach locally in Italy.

Bianca and Limi have been dancing together in Zürich for a few years and both have a passion for sharing the magic of blues dancing in the local community. They attended the “Bluesology” blues teacher training with the international dancers Adamo and Vicci in 2019 and are now teaching together to get more and more people addicted to blues. Their mantra is all about what feels good in dancing, from finding a good connection with the partner, to making more or less fancy moves your own – until when they feel great.

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Registration is open for 2022