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Winter Blues! Tulsa’s first Blues and Fusion event of the year!

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - January 14 @ 11:00 pm

Come dance your winter blues away with international dance instructor’s Lucky Skillen and Justine Rusk! Join us for an eight hour Blues & Fusion workshop in Tulsa on Jan 12th – 14th!

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Friday night: Screening of “Where We Danced.” Followed by a Q&A with the director of the film.
8:00pm- 9:30

Workshop Day 1
Saturday, Jan 13

Saturday Night Dance
Saturday, Jan 13
Gypsy Cold Cuts at MixCo!!

Workshop Day 2
Sunday, Jan 14th

$60 Holiday Special!!! Full workshop $60. Offer good until Jan 2
$50 per day
$90 weekend pre-pay
$80 weekend pre-pay for out of town dancers
$110 weekend day of

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3194032

Classes & Schedule

Workshop Day 1:
11:00-12:00 Blues Boot camp
This class will be the basic training for blues dance. It will address connection, posture, weight shifts and blues vernacular.

12:10-1:10 Ballrooming
Is the modern interpretation of the slow dancing done at the Savoy Ballroom in the 40’s and 50’s traditionally it was danced with many turns lifts and dips. Today it has been developed into very dynamic dance adding a new flavor of movement to the floor craft.

1:10 – 1:50 Lunch Break

1:50-2:50 Tangoed Up in Blues
This dance mixes the upright formality of tango with the down-home feeling of blues. In this class, you will learn some of the fundamentals of tango as well as transitions between the two dances. It will give your blues a smooth intimate look that only tango can provide.

3:00- 4:00 Connection
This class will bring a whole new connection to you and your partner. It will go over the 3 classic types of connection and touch on a fourth. It will help you to bring together you and your partner and will bring a whole new understanding to the dance.

Saturday Night Dance: 8:30-12:30

Workshop Day 2:
11:00-12:00 Solo movement:
This class will teach fun solo movement to enhance your dancing. Justine will pull from many influences to give you a routine that you will take with you for the rest of your dance career.

12:10-1:10 Spins and Turns
This class will go over several different spinning techniques and variations to put in your dancing.

1:50-2:50 Group Choreography
This class will give you a partner routine that will be full of the wow factor. You will be able to do it as a group or as an individual couple.

3:00-4:00 Micro Blues
This class will teach the art of communication through the most subtle movements.

Instructor Bio’s

Lucky Skillen has been dancing for over 18 years. He began in 1996 and started his teaching career in 1998. Since then he has taught and performed many styles of dance in Asia, Europe, and North America. He was also a member of Frankie Manning’s last performance troop in NYC. For the past 13 years, his main focus has been on Blues and fusion Dancing. He ran one of America’s first weekly blues venues “Lucky’s Lindy and Blues” and has been on the cutting edge of the contemporary blues movement ever since. He also taught at the first four fusion weekends and had a large influence on the dance. Lucky was one of the first to bring the blues dance movement to Europe and has helped to develop many of the scenes and teachers across the world. Currently, many of his students are competing and winning the world’s top blues competitions. His philosophy on dance is to know where it came from but make it your own. In his search for knowledge about blues, he created a documentary on the history of American social dance called “Where We Danced,” which has extensive research on the history of blues dance. He creates a fun and playful atmosphere in his classes and believes that play is learning and learning is fun!

Ms. Justine began dancing 32 years ago and has danced professionally for 23 years. She opened her dance studio in 1999 and has since won countless awards, choreographed full productions, music videos, theatrical productions, concert sets, films, pageants, weddings as well as instructed as far away as Shanghai. For more info: http://neoarts7.wixsite.com/dance/about-us


January 12 @ 8:00 pm
January 14 @ 11:00 pm
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