What is Blues cafe?
Blues Cafe is a monthly Saturday night dance, featuring themed music nights, where you can dance to blues, soul, Dixieland jazz, and more. All dancers are welcome: Lindy Hoppers, blues dancers, balboa dancers, steppers, and more! No experience or partner required. Coffee, tea, water, and homemade cookies are included in the admission price. Beginner lesson is 8-9pm, and the dance runs 9pm-12:30am. Blues Cafe embraces the eclectic influences that have led to the development and resurgence of swing dance —from their earliest roots in West Africa to the blues, boogie-woogie, and gospel forms, and slow, one-step dances like the Grizzly Bear, to the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. Come dance it all, old and new alike!
Who runs Blues Cafe?
Out of their shared love for all genres of American jazz music, Megan Damon, Carl Herrmann, and Julie Brown have teamed up to put on a monthly swing dance that showcases everything from slow drag blues to hot jazz. In addition to running Blues Cafe, individually they DJ, perform, teach, and compete in lindy hop, blues dance, and balboa. Carl, born in the midwest, does his best to emphasize politeness and fun at the dance.. Julie is known nationally for her fresh, yet classic blues dance and brings her creative inspiration to Blues Cafe. Megan is known in the Boston scene for her performances at such events as Sweet Molasses Blues Weekend and the Boston Tea Party, and she fine-tunes Blues Cafe behind the scenes.
About Dress to Impress
Why Dress to Impress?
We love to dress up. And we love having an excuse to wear our vintage and other dressy clothes. So you know that killer dress you’ve got? Those cufflinks you never get to wear? Well, now you have a place to wear them!
Ideas for what to wear
1930s and 40s style dresses, blousey tops, high-waisted skirts. Vests, blazers, ties, bowties. Vintage hairstyles, flowers, hats, gloves. Fancy stockings, cufflinks. Tuxedos, tophats, etc. Sharon Davis and a few other dancers have a really excellent swing fashion blog if you want to check it out: Swing Fashionista