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  This month we have a special guest joining our podcast, national blues instructor Tim O'Neill. Katie will present Big Mama Thornton in our Monthly Blues Jam and we'll play for you a sample of her song called "Since I fell for you." Later, we'll answer a question from one of our listeners about the difference between Slow Dance and Blues Dance. After that Clyde will discuss his experience...

  In this episode's Monthly Blues Jam, Katie will discuss the blues artist Leroy Carr, and you'll get to hear one of his songs, "How Long, How Long." After that, we'll be giving some advice for beginning dancers - pretty much the Do's and Dont's of the blues dance scene. Blues Dance World Podcast focuses on topics of blues dance culture. These podcasts will be posted once a month, so keep an eye out for them. If you like what you're...

    This month Katie's going to introduce a new topic called Blues Music Research, in it she discusses the history of the artist Slim Harpo and his song "I'm a King Bee." After that we talk about Clydes experience at the Canadian Swing Championships. We finish it up with our main discussion on sexiness within the blues dance culture, how others scenes perceive it, what...

    Hey guys, we're starting the podcast up again with Season 2. This time instead of doing instructor interviews, we're changing the format to talk about blues dancing culture in its current form. In this first episode of Blues Dance World Podcast we wanted to give an introduction to all of us, how we met, and how we got into blues dancing. Later we discuss our favorite moments of BluesSHOUT 2016 and Blues Experiment. We conclude with events that are happening this month in the...

BluesSHOUT! 2016 has been an amazing event, there were so many great moments that I have to honor them with GIF's. #10 Humble Appreciation #9 Badass Choreo #8 Forrest's "If you want to keep me happy" moment #7 Paul's "Whats Up?" turn #6 Paul giving up the Solo Cutting Crown to Rachel Stirling #5 Aaron and Youngdon's Bro Moment #4 Nicole and Tim's consent Blarial #3 Laura and Damon Dip X up Moment #2 Jennifer Sowden and Dexter Santos' come hither...

Competitions:    2016 April May 15th, bluesSHOUT!: Novice JnJ Finals  2016 April May 15th, bluesSHOUT!: Open JnJ Finals  2016 April May 16th, bluesSHOUT!: Allstars Strictly Finals  2016 April May 16th, bluesSHOUT!: Solo Cutting Finals  2016 April May 17th, bluesSHOUT!: Open Strictly Finals  2016 April May 17th, bluesSHOUT!: Allstars JnJ Finals   Performance:    2016 April May 15th, bluesSHOUT!: 100 Days, Soul Blues Performance  2016 April May 15th, bluesSHOUT!: Am I Wrong Performance  2016 April May 16th, bluesSHOUT!: Go Down Hannah Performance

Competitions:    2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Novice JnJ  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Open JnJ  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Open Strictly  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Solo Cuttin' Performance:    2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Instructors's Demo  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Dexter Santos & Heidi Fite  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Damon Stone & Juile Brown  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp: Daniel Repsch & Jenny Sowden  2014 November 29th, Korea Blues Camp:...

Floor Craft, learning the rules of the dance floor. Floorcraft means possessing the ability to navigate the floor in a graceful way while avoiding bumping into other dancers.  I also like to extend its definition to a more defensive realm, where leads protects their follows from being ran into. H.P. Floorcraft (what not to do) We’ve all danced next to the one couple that flails around with more limbs than is anatomically possible.  Whether it’s a beginner lindy hopper throwing charlestons as if they were karate kicks, the overly lyrical duo trying to swat flies out of midair with too much arm flair, or a showboat doing an aerial, we’ve all been kicked, stamped on, jabbed, prodded and tripped up. Simply speaking, dancers...

So with Christmas fast approaching us, we decided to upload the next podcast a little early.  This time we're talking with the mild manner Dave Madison :P  We go over topics such as sf blues history, Dave's views about dance competition, and safety on the dance floor. Heres the Herrang Video we mentioned on the podcast.  Again this is only a spoof please please please don't do this out on the dance floor: http://youtu.be/Z_rDNU2JVJs Blues Dance World Podcast will be specifically focused on topics of blues and fusion dance culture. These podcasts will be posted once a month, so keep an eye out for them. Main Host: Hafsa Co-host: Alena Co-host: Carl Producer: Andy Lee Guest:...

Yes. Wait, that’s not an answer? Okay then. I can acknowledge that there may be some inappropriate places/times/situations for a blues or fusion dance bomb—maybe in the audience during a Bolshoi ballet, at a Catholic funeral mass, in the aisles of Congress in the middle of the State of the Union address, or during a married couple’s first dance . . . However, there are so, so many places/times/situations in which it is perfectly fine. I’ve danced in coffee shops and at gas stations, in the back room of an upscale restaurant, under statues, on boardwalks, on the top levels of parking lots, in diners, in a government building, in front of monuments, in local parks, in a mall,...