• Blue Mondays

    Bristol's weekly blues

    dance night

  • Welcome to our community!

    We’re a small group who meet up for an evening of dancing, chatting and listening to great tunes.

     

    The centre point is blues dancing. This is a relaxed style without much in the way of complex steps. That makes it ideal for beginners* looking to try partner dancing for the first time, or dancers from other styles looking for a fun addition.

     

    For a quick look at the style, check out this video from our friends in Paris

    *Don’t worry, we were all beginners once! And we always love to welcome new faces

  • Classes

    7:30pm: We have a different theme each week, suitable for ALL levels. The class is one hour but the first Monday of each month we will do a 1.5 hour class, covering the fundamentals. A great opportunity for beginners!

     

    8:30pm-10:30: Social dancing for 2 hrs! We have 2 DJs or a band. You can even DJ for us - just ask us ahead of time.

     

    10:30-Closing: Some of us often hang out in the bar downstairs after class.

     

    Prices…

    £7 class + social
    £4 newcomers/low-income

    £4 social only
    £0 if you’re broke

     

    Location...

    Upstairs @ The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1UB

  • Where to begin?

    Many of our members have never attended a dance class before. Even our teachers will admit to not being “natural” dancers before they started blues. That's why we run sessions specially for new dancers

    Feature Length Fundamentals

    The first Monday of each month is our beginners special. This is a 90min class (7:30-9:00) that runs through all the basics.

     

    By the end, you should know enough to happily dance your way through the rest of the night.

    Beginners workshops

    We occasionally run weekend workshops. These will be 3hrs on one day to give you an even more thorough foundation.

     

    To hear the news about these, it's best to follow our facebook page.

  • House Rules

    Some guidelines for our community

    1

    Warm environment

    We want to maintain a safe, welcoming environment for people to dance, enjoy the music, and hang out with friends both old and new. Anyone who wishes to join us in this is very welcome.

    2

    Be nice to others

    Please be friendly to all humans, regardless of age, race, gender expression, sexuality, or ability. This includes being respectful in your language and in your physical contact with others.

    3

    Respect all bodies

    Please respect the bodies of your partner, other dancers, and your own. We are happy to help if you’re having trouble bumping into others or if anything feels uncomfortable.

    4

    Asking for dances

    We want you to feel happy asking anyone to dance, and saying yes to whoever you like. However, please don’t feel obliged to dance - it’s ok to say no, and to accept that no.

    5

    Appropriate feedback

    Sharing constructive feedback during classes is great if requested, but please don’t bring this on to the social dance floor. Instead, please come to our teachers for any feedback or requests for aspects you want covering in future lessons.

    6

    Tell us about issues

    If you encounter or witness any issues in the behaviour of other attendees, please bring it to the attention of an organiser. We will then help the person(s) involved to change their behaviour or else ask them to leave.

  • News and Events

    Live music with Leonie Evans - June 4th

    We're kicking off June at Blue Mondays with a triple whammy - a Feature Length Fundamentals class, a live band playing AND an event all the way through to 11pm!

    This is a great event for complete beginners and experienced dancers alike. All welcome, no need to bring a partner, no need to buy a ticket in advance. Pay on the door or add us on MoveGB - price TBC shortly.

     

    Full details here.

    Group photoshoot - May 27th

    We have decided to hold a bit of a photoshoot of us dancing around Bristol landmarks in order to both build up some promo material of Blues dancing in Bristol and also have a fun day out. We really hope this date will work for many of you!

    Hopefully, the day will end with us meeting in a pub at the end of the route so if you don't fancy being photographed, you can just come meet us for a drink after. Also, if you want to come along and dance but not be in the photos, we can try and sort something out.

    If any of you would also like to volunteer to be photographers, the more the merrier, but for now we have a couple of cameras and at least one competent photographer!

     

    Full details here.

  • Contact Us

    To find out more, either drop an email to bluemondaybristol@gmail.com

    or to get the latest updates on facebook.