Schedules

Overall Schedule

Friday, November 30th at Salem United Church
Time Event
9:00pm - 3:30am Friday Evening Dance with the Joe Beard Blues Band followed by Brother Yusef.
10:45pm Social M&M Registration Closes
11:00pm - 1:00am Social M&M Competition with Secret Judges
11:30pm Flower City Follies Performance
1:00am Solo Blues Invitational Throwdown
Saturday, December 1st at Salem United Church
Time Event
11:30am - 5:30pm Blues Dance Workshops (no level auditions)
4:40pm - 4:50pm Contest Meeting-Open Strictly and Champions M&M Prelims
4:50pm - 5:30pm Contest Preliminaries
8:30pm - 3:30am Dance Party with two live bands Brother Yusef, Gordon Webster Blues Band featuring Brianna Thomas
11:45pm - 12:15am Social Blues Finals and Open Strictly Finals
1:00am - 1:30am Champions Mix and Match Finals and Performances
1:30am - 3:30am Live Music Jam Band
Sunday, December 2nd at Salem united Church
Time Event
12:00pm - 4:30pm Blues Dance Workshops (no level auditions)
Sunday, December 2nd at Harmony House
Time Event
5:30pm - 8:30pm Soul Food Dinner Dance with Blacks & Blues Radio DJ Doug Curry(Not included in weekend pass. $15.00 add on)
Sunday, December 2nd at a Super Secret Location
Time Event
9:00pm - 3:00am DJ House Party (bring snacks)

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, December 1st

Bronze Intensives - Side Room off Gym Silver Intensives - Gym/Auditorium Gold Intensives - Upstairs
11:30am - 12:00pm Stretch All Levels!
Caroline McBride
12:00pm - 1:30pm Jookin' Blues Idiom Intensive
Mike Legenthal & Dan Legenthal
Jookin' Blues Idiom Intensive
Grey Ruffin & Nathaniel Abrea
Jookin' Blues Idiom Intensive
Julie Brown & Kenneth Shipp
1:30pm - 3:00pm Lunch Discussion: Race and Blues Music with Brother Yusef All Levels!
3:00pm - 4:00pm Ballroomin' Blues Idiom Intensive
Grey Ruffin & Nathaniel Abrea
Ballroomin' Blues Idiom Intensive
Julie Brown & Kenneth Shipp
Ballroomin' Blues Idiom Intensive
Mike Legenthal & Dan Legenthal
4:40pm - 4:50pm INSTRUCTOR TBA-HOW AWESOME ARE WE? All Levels!
Competition meeting
4:50 - 5:30pm Open Strictly- and Champions Mix and Match Contest Preliminaries

Sunday, December 2nd

Masters Track - Side Room off Gym History & Blues Idiom Movement - Gym/Auditorium Solo/Performance - Upstairs Miscillanious
12:00pm - 1:00pm Followers Voice in Pure Following
Joy Arico & Kenneth Shipp
Idiom Dance - So many basics All Levels!
Mike Legenthal & Dan Legenthal
All Levels
Grey Ruffin
Tapping into the Delta - rhythms, footwork and conversation. All Levels!
Fen Kennedy
1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm - 3:25pm Solo Blues Inspired by Vintage Clips
Julie Brown
History All Levels!
Mike Legenthal & Dan Legenthal
Intermediate/Advanced
Nathaniel Abrea
The Space Between Beats - musicality, mood, and texture. All Levels!
Fen Kennedy
3:35pm - 4:30pm Blacks & Blues Discussion
DJ Doug Curry

Workshop Levels

We will not be holding auditions for this years SnowBound Blues. Please note the guidelines below in class level selection on your registration form. This will help us plan for class balance.

Bronze Level

This is a fundamental learning experience ideal for dancers that are new to blues or who have never attended formal series classes in blues dance. This is also a great choice for more experienced dancers that would like to focus on the essentials of this dance in their non-primary dance role.

Silver Level

This group of students will be about 40% of event attendees.

Gold Level

This group of students will be about 40% of event attendees.

Masters Level Add-On

This group is roughly 10% of attendees. This list of traits is common among master level dancers but you do not need to have all of them. If you are interested in the Masters add-on you will be asked to add the name of an instructor who can vouch for your skills.

Class Descriptions

Details coming soon

Contest Schedule

Friday, November 30th

Time Event
10:45pm Social Competition Registration Closes
Make sure you have picked up your number.
11:00pm - 1:00am Social Blues Dance Competition
no meeting - Emcee will announce the rules so be listening!
1:00am Solo Blues Cuttin Invitational Throwdown

Saturday, December 1st

Time Event
4:40pm - 4:50pm Competitors/Judges Meeting for Preliminaries - Champions Mix & Match and Open Strictly Blues
4:50pm - 5:10pm Open Strictly Blues Preliminaries
5:10pm - 5:30pm Champions Mix & Match Preliminaries
11:45pm - 12:15am Social Blues Finals and Open Strictly Finals
1:00am Champions Mix & Match Finals
1:45am Awards Ceremony for all contests