Weekly classes

Have you recently started Blues dancing and fallen in love with it? Or are you curious about this dance and want to give it a try? Maybe you already know what a wonderful dance this is and you want to dig deeper? Come and join our weekly classes at The Blues Joint.

Important note: Due to COVID-19 regulations we have limited spaces for classes. A QR code of vaccination at the start of the block or negative COVID test at the start of each lesson of the block if not vaccinated will also be required.

During classes you can choose whether or not you would like to rotate partners.


Blues dancing can be a wonderful start in the world of dancing. It is easy to learn the basics and after a few classes you can dance so a big various styles of music, Blues and more. But also for those who have dancing other styles like Lindy Hop, Tango, Salsa or Ballroom, Blues will be a very valuable expansion of your repertoire. Finally those who just began Blues dancing before we all went in lockdown, it might be good to reboot before you move on.
So (re)start your Blues dance career. No experience required, not in Blues or any dance. We start with the very basics and build a solid foundation for your future Blues dancing. And of course we will have a lot of fun along the way.

In our beginner classes we switch roles, meaning you learn how to lead and follow! It is up to you to decide how to continue your career, primary as lead, as follow or embrace being a versatile switch and able to dance anytime, anywhere with everyone.
The lessons will be easy on your energy so anyone, of all ages and fitness, can join. If you can walk, you can dance Blues!

Teachers: Elise & Richard
When: 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 19:30 till 20:30, starting on 28 September 2021.
Where: Studio Borgerstraat, Borgerstraat 112, 1053 PX Amsterdam
Price: € 54


Beside the beginners course, The Blues Joints will offer a course for more experienced dancers, aka the ‘improvers’. The level of experience required will be roughly equivalent to having taken three or more Blues courses.
Imagine a big band playing a slow jazz, dim lights, that end-of-the-night lazy chatter from the tables around the dance floor…that’s it! This block we will be focusing on the iconic style called Ballrooming, diving into the moves and the feel that characterizes this genre of Blues. We will work on signature techniques among which close embrace, contra body movement, some fancy dips and traveling with groove. As we are all coming back to the dance after a long break, so no worries if you are feeling rusty, the accent will be placed on finding the flow in the moves and in connecting to the music.

Teachers: Lotte & Giovanni
When: 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 21:00 till 22:00, starting on 28 September 2021.
Where: Studio Borgerstraat, Borgerstraat 112, 1053 PX Amsterdam
Price: € 54