"Blues dancing” describes a family of solo and partnered dances that evolved alongside blues music. Blues dancing is highly improvisational, expressive and inspired by both the music and one’s partner.
Dance Shoes Grace recommends purchasing dance shoes in-person in order to get the correct fit. Prioritize comfort, and find a shoe that you move well in. If you choose to buy a heel, Grace recommends finding a shoe with a wide and stable heel. You'll want either a suede or smooth leather sole. Students local to Austin might try Movin' Easy Dancewear - this is where Grace buys all of her shoes.
For Organizers and Teachers
Beginner Blues Syllabus For new instructors who are bringing blues to their towns, Grace is happy to share her 9-week beginner blues syllabus used by the Blues Association of Austin at Code Blue. This includes both videos and outlines.