ABF will NOT be hosting a dance on 4/4/14
Come learn to Blues dance with us!
We meet most Fridays at St. Luke's Orthodox Church, located at 501 Sunset Drive in Abilene, Texas. The cover charge is $1.00, except during our charity nights or special events.
But what is Blues dancing? It's a family of dances that came about early last century, coming into it's own style along with the musical genre that inspires it's movement. At its core Blues has remained the same since its inception, and as a dance it still focuses on simple steps grounded in African roots and individual physical interpretation of the music.
While we offer basic Blues lessons, and play a large amount of Blues music, we encourage our members to learn and dance other styles as they feel the music calls for. This allows for our dancers to embrace traditional blues dancing when the music calls for it or break out and try something new as the music changes. Our goal is to create a fun and inviting place for people to learn and dance as we provide lessons and dancing to music from Blues, to Hip-Hop, and more.
Our Friday Night Schedule
8:00 Intermediate Lesson
This lesson is for those already familiar with the basic framework of social dancing, and is designed to build on those skills and help blend techniques from other styles.
8:45 Fundamentals Lesson
These lessons are designed to teach new dancers from the ground up, through a series of rotating lessons. Our core dance focus is blues, and these lessons will cover the basics of this dance in such a way that new dancers can begin social dancing after their first lesson.
9:30 Social Dancing
Our DJs play a mix of music we find popular with our dancers that ranges from traditional blues to modern artists from around the world. With our core focus being Blues dancing, this genre is heavily represented but you will also hear pop, hip hop, and Latin inspired music. This is your chance to show off what you've learned and have fun.
Enjoy some blues music
Listen to some fusion faves