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Sunday Speakeasy Blues
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Speakeasy Blues

Speakeasy Blues

Step through the Looking Glass
and enter a world of music, dancing and cocktails

Next date: Sunday 3rd September

Don't miss out - Book Here

Classes

7-8pm Absolute Beginners Blues class
No partner required, no experience necessary.

8.15-9.15pm 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. 

What you can expect to learn:

  • How to move your body better with isolation exercises
  • Feeling the pulse & Musicality
  • Connection
  • Classic rhythms and patterns

Your teachers
Simon Selmon former US Blues dance champ & his partner Anna Lambrechts

Admission: on the door or guarantee your space BOOK HERE
Advanced bookings: £9/1 class, £13/2 classes
On the door £10/1 class, £15/2 classes
FREE Social Dancing

Social dancing

9.15-10.30pm Dance to Slow Swing, Blues and Jazz from DJ 'Mr Kicks' vintage & contemporary music collection

What is Blues dancing? Click HERE

Venue

Looking Glass Cocktail Club
49 Hackney Road, London, E2 7NX

Public Transport: Old Street Underground, Hoxton or Shoreditch High Street overground

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!

Future Dates

every last Sunday of the month

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Sunday Speakeasy Blues
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Speakeasy Blues

BOOK NOW: 

Classes

7-8pm Absolute Beginners Blues class
No partner required, no experience necessary.
8.15-9.15pm 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. 

What you can expect to learn:

  • How to move your body better with isolation exercises
  • Feeling the pulse & Musicality
  • Connection
  • Classic rhythms and patterns

Your teachers
Simon Selmon former US Blues dance champ & his partner Anna Lambrechts
Sunday 29 October - Guest teachers & DJ Nina Daines (Swinging the Blues) & Iain Smith

Social dancing

9.15-10.30pm Dance to Slow Swing, Blues and Jazz from DJ 'Mr Kicks' vintage & contemporary music collection

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Sunday 26th November
and every last Sunday of the month

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SESSIONS 58 - EVERY MONDAY
Aug
28
7:30 PM19:30

SESSIONS 58 - EVERY MONDAY

Sessions58 is a collective of London's emerging music talent - artists, musicians, singers, poets and songwriters.

Sessions58 has been running intimate acoustic open mic sessions across London for 3 years giving an open platform to the best talent that London has to offer.

Hosted Nate James and Ilana Lorraine and with some serious house musicians Ashley Kingsley on piano (Beverly Knight) Josh Bergsen on Bass, James Bennett on Guitar and Kofi Kari Kari on Percussion.

We welcome friends and guests to come, sing and share their music and you to become part of the family and listen in to the sweet sounds.

Sessions58 East is an open mic evening to promote the hottest emerging talent residing in the UK.

And pls add yourself to the @Sessions58 family on twitter and facebook.

canisingatsessions@gmail.com

https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/shoreditch/looking-glass-cocktail-club/sessions58

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Sunday Speakeasy Blues
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Speakeasy Blues

SwingDance UK presents Speakeasy Blues

What better way to finish your weekend than to chill out, relax and dance to an eclectic mix of great vintage and contemporary swing, Jazz and Blues.  DJ Mr Kicks and friends playing music from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Muddy Waters and Diana Krall 7.15-11pm.

The evening kicks off with a Blues dance class with former American Blues dance champ Simon ‘Mr Kicks’ Selmon and Anna Lambrechts 7.15-8.15pm (no experience necessary or partner required).

 

£8 for class & dancing

£5 dancing only

 

Blues dancing is the slow dance done by Lindy Hoppers, it’s slower, fluid and highly rhythmic with expressive body movements.

 

Like the film Dirty Dancing, Blues is an 'after-hours' dance, often misunderstood as sexual or 'sleazy', in realty, Blues is about experiencing the full range of human emotion - love, passion, joy, sadness, pain.
There's no limit to the emotions this music can evoke in us, the real beauty of Blues is its focus on connection whether you're dancing with a partner or on your own, likewise no limit to where Blues can take you in your dancing! 

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