Blues/Swing Dance

Bob Free with West Coast Deluxe
Dance 2 (Gym 2) 6:30-10:00

Blues dancingFor the first time at the SF Free Folk Festival, we will have an evening Swing/Blues dance with a LIVE BAND! Original Blues dancing began as a vernacular African-American dance, tied to the blues and jazz music that evolved during the early 1900's. It is a lead-follow partner dance that involves rhythmic, syncopated, and often sensual movement. It’s all about connection and communication with your partner, and interpreting the music through movement. Swing dancing is about pure joy in expressing jazz music of the 1920’s-1940’s golden age of jazz. Come learn the basics of these fabulous dance forms in a brief beginners’ lesson with Bob Free, Founder/Organizer of the South Bay Fusion dance venue, and then stay to dance to live swing/blues band West Coast Deluxe, featuring members of the Lone Star Retrobates!