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January 2024 – Adventure Class Series | Blues: Intro to Stride

January 10 @ 7:05pm - 8:05pm PST

We will be closed on Wednesday January 3rd.

Blues: Intro to Stride
Born out of Harlem in the 1920s, The Stride (the dance) developed alongside Stride Piano (the music) as musicians began blending musical styles of ragtime and blues. As the tempos slowed, dancers would travel around the perimeters of the ballroom with elegant but long-reaching steps (or, as they call them, strides) to the constant drive of the bass line.

The class will begin with the basic step and moving in and out of promenade to close embrace. We’ll then walk you through taking corners, redirections, and a few basic turns.

PRE-REQUISITES: Stride is danced in close embrace (aka chest-to-chest), so please be open to learning to dance with this connection. No previous dance experience necessary. No partner required; just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable clothes!


January 10
7:05pm - 8:05pm


First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto,CA94301United States
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Instructor 1
Jeannie Tran
Instructor 2
Alana Tran
Class type
Series, Drop-in
Role type
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