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The BIG Purple Blues Weekend

18th March 2017 @ 11:00 am - 19th March 2017 @ 6:00 pm

£10 – £80

Welcome to our BIG Purple Blues Weekend 2017!

This will be taking place in Sandy and Buckden!

This is a non-residential weekend, but with the option to ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ to create the weekend that best suits you.

We’ll be starting on Friday evening with a Blissfully Blues late-finish freestyle at our Sandy venue. Luscious Bluesiness til 3am!
This venue is part of a hotel, and you have the option of taking advantage of an overnight stay there with breakfast – for £55 per room (Twin or Double)

On Saturday morning we’ll be moving just up the road to our Buckden venue, where we’ll be holding 3 different workshops. Simply ‘Pick and Mix’ what you’d like to be involved in.
In between workshop sessions there will be freestyle time, so again you have choice… Stay and dance, or take a break. It’s up to you.

Workshop 1 – Building the Basics (11am – 2pm)
We’re going to consolidate the basics and build upon them for this session. So whether you’re fairly New to the whole Blues thing, or you’ve been dancing a while and want to really build upon those basics – this is for you.
Structure, timing, transitions, expression and inspiration – all in one neat three hour session!

Workshop 2 – Blues Infusion (3pm til 6pm)
Every great Blues song tells us that Blues is a feeling, but it can be difficult to make the transition from ‘doing the steps’ to ‘feeling the dance’. We’ll be looking at connection, interaction (between both the music AND your partner), spontaneous choreography, and finding ways to incorporate the things you already know and love into your future Blues.

Workshop 3 – Tango for Blues with David Bailey and Ann Salmon (3pm til 6pm)
More information to follow shortly on this workshop – but it will be aimed at adding some stylish Tango movement into your Blues dancing.

Saturday night is our Big Purple Blues Freestyle!
And we’ll be having an LBD/Waistcoat theme!
Choose your favourite Little Black Dress, or Flash Waistcoat and come party with us. And again, you’ll have choice! One admission price gets you access to this two-room event. With our main hall offering you all the best in Bluesiness of all types, tempos and expressiveness – our other room will start with a 2 hour Tango/Blues session, followed by a 2 hour Funky/WCS/Blues session. Definitely something for everyone.

On Sunday morning we’ll be having another workshop session in Buckden for those who want it.

Workshop 4 – Fluidity in Blues (11am til 2pm)
This workshop will focus predominantly on travelling, transitions and . how we move and flow as one…
Using the sultriest music to build drama and expression with our partner as a single united entity. We’ll show that both Intimate Close Hold and regular Close Hold can provide freedom, flow and a symbiosis between both partners that can take us above and beyond our expectations. We’ll also explore the fluidity of flashier moves too….

And we’ll be finishing the weekend with our Big Purple Tea Dance session. 4 hours of afternoon delight! Starting at 2pm.

This will be a fantastic weekend of Blues and more… And you can shape the weekend to suit you.

Affordable. Accessible. Advancement. Enjoyment and Fun!

Pick ‘n’ Mix Pricing
Freestyles.
Blissfully Blues Freestyle (Fri) – £12 per person
Big Purple Party Nite (Sat) – £12 per person
Big Purple Tea Dance (Sun) – £10

Workshops.
1 workshop – £25 per person
2 workshops – £40 per person
3 workshops – £50 per person

Whole Weekend Deal to include any 3 workshops, and all freestyle sessions!
£80 per person

If you’re looking for hotels – take a look at bluesnites.co.uk/hotels

Details

Start:
18th March 2017 @ 11:00 am
End:
19th March 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
£10 – £80

Venue

Buckden Millenium Centre
Burberry Road, Buckden, St Neots PE19 5UY
St Neots, PE19 5UY United Kingdom

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