• Blues Dance Lesson & Dance
    Pasadena, CA

     

    **CURRENTLY ON HIATUS DUE TO COVID19**

     

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    Hope to see you all
    on the dance floor soon

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    Blues Dance Lesson & Dance
    Pasadena, CA

    Quarterly (unless otherwise noted)

     

    Currently on hiatus
    due to COVID19

     

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    Blues Dance Lesson Included

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  • 4 Hours Of Social Dancing

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    4  Hours Of Social Dancing

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  • DJ'd Blues Music

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    DJ’d Blues Music

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    All Levels & Ages Welcome

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    No Partner Needed

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Starting in January 2020, do Something Blue Is Quarterly

Starting in January 2020, after 13 years of hosting do Something Blue on a monthly basis, our team has chosen to transition it to a quarterly event (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall).

As the operators of the longest-running blues dance in Los Angeles who whole heartily enjoy sharing our love of blues dancing with the community, this was a tough decision. Ultimately we hope it will help build and fuel Los Angeles’ dance community’s excitement for this beloved social dance style. After all, who’s to say we don’t return to monthly?

Since hosting it quarterly is a new format for us, we appreciate your patience as we determine the specific dance dates. Once the danger of COVID19 has passed and social dancing is safe and acceptable,  you’ll find the next dance dates here.

To stay up to date,

Next Blues Dance Is In:

What Is Blues Dancing?

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Like swing dancing, blues dancing is an umbrella term for a lot of different styles. Swing dancing has Lindy Hop, Balboa, West Coast Swing, etc, while Blues Dancing has both Ballroomin’ (i.e. Savoy Walk) and Jukin’ (i.e. Strutin’) styles. The foundation for all of these blues dancing idioms is a two step.

Want to learn more, like what to wear, what to expect, etc? Visit the -FAQ- page.

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Interested in Private Blues Dancing Lessons?

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NEXT DANCE

On Hiatus Due to COVID19
Stay Safe!

All attendees are expected to respect and abide by do Something Blue’s Code of Conduct, including it’s Safe Space, Dance Etiquette, and Safety Policies. It is displayed at the front desk nights of the blues dance and is available at http://dosomethingblue.com/faq/#policies.
Friday Night Out in Los Angeles

SCHEDULE

8:30PM-9:15PM Blues Dance Lesson
Lesson included in cover

9:15PM-1AM Blues Dance
DJ’d Music
Birthmonth Steal Dance, Door Prizes*, and Bow Tie Dance @ 10:30pm

-Birthmonth Registration-
-What is a Steal Dance / What is a Bow Tie Dance?-
*Door prizes will not be given out every month.

COVER

$12*

No Bills Larger Than $20 Accepted.

*This is the new cash discount price. Full price (using Credit/Debit) for entry is $13.

Dancing is for everyone

LOCATION

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
740 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Need to know where to park?
See the Parking information.

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PARKING

Do NOT park in lot directly connected to Fred Astaire

These spaces are rented by building tenants 24/7 & the management company does come check for permits. They tow.

Do Utilize Street Parking

Many metered & unmetered spaces surround the studio, including residential streets. Some, if not all (?), of the meters are off by the start of the blues dance (lesson). Read all parking signs & follow all restrictions.

Do Use The Nearby Parking Lots

Even though you can’t park in the lot directly connected to Fred Astaire, there are many other nearby options. The prices vary between $5-7. Exact change only. Make sure you pay. They tow.

Do NOT Park Overnight

Note: NO street parking allowed in Pasadena between 2am-6am.

-CLICK HERE- for a printable version of dSB’s Parking Guide

What People Are Saying

  • Great Music – Fun people – good dancers — Highly recommend this event!

    Brenda L.
  • The music is more bluesy than other blues events I’ve been to in LA. I went there with some friends and we had a good time, the organizers are very approachable and helpful.

    Dura G.
  • Best blues dance that I know of in SoCal. Good DJ’s, good ambiance, friendly people. Class included, which is always fun.

    Victoria N.
  • My favorite place for good blues music and great blues dancing. Love the people and Tracy the organizer is an amazing person.

    Jenny C.
  • THE place to go and learn to blues dance and/or just to dance to great blues music! Love, love, love coming here! The music, the people, the atmosphere and the overall experience is a fantastic time every time!!

    Shane K.

Private Blues Dancing Lessons

Private blues dancing lessons are available at the dance as well as at other times and locations in and around Los Angeles (at the instructor’s discretion).

At The Dance

Mini-privates are available during and after the group lesson on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment is due in order to reserve your slot. Find out more at the front desk the night of the dance.

 

Outside the Dance

To inquire about private blues dancing lessons at another time and location, please complete the -Request Private Blues Dancing Lessons- form. Want to save money? Gather some friends and make it a group private for the same price. Max of (6) participants.

How To Inquire About Private Blues Dancing Lessons

1. Request Private Lesson

Fill out the private lessons request form to let our team know about your blues dancing goals so we can pair you with an instructor.

2. Complete Payment

Mini-Privates: Payment due when scheduling lesson at the dance. Outside Privates: Payment coordinated with your instructor.

3. Schedule Private Lesson

Once your payment has been received, your private lesson is confirmed and you’re one step closer to learning how to blues dance. Woohoo!

Request Private Blues Dancing Lessons

After you submit this form look for an email from dosomethingblue@dosomethingblue.com. It will include information about what’s next, like scheduling a brief phone chat so your instructor can learn more about your specific goals. This is at no cost to you and allow me the opportunity to address any questions you might have about private blues dancing lessons.

Make sure to **Add dosomethingblue@dosomethingblue.com to your Safe Sender list**.

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Do you want to lead or follow?

What dance experience do you have in this role, blues dancing or otherwise?

Briefly describe the reason you are seeking private blues dancing lessons.

Is there anything else your instructor should know about you?

How did you find out about do Something Blue?

Check the box below if you do NOT want to receive do Something Blues’ monthly newsletter, which includes info about upcoming dance events in Los Angeles.

After hitting 'Request Private Lessons' below you will receive an email from dosomethingblue@dosomethingblue.com (this email might go to your spam folder to keep an eye out for it, and if you don’t see it, please email me at dosomethingblue@dosomethingblue.com).