7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check the RDU Blues Facebook Group for the most up-to-date information
LOCATION: Upstairs Studio at Triangle Dance Studios
TIME (drop in whenever you want!): 7:00-9:00 pm
WHAT IS THE BLUES PRACTICA?
The Practica, which occurs on the second Tuesday of each month, is a place to practice blues. This is great for people who are looking for space to practice or people to practice with. It is not one of our instructional opportunities, but we offer many of those as well.
RDU Blues offers weekly beginner lessons. Local instructors offer clinical, private lessons, and progressive series. RDU blues also host workshops and other events that bring amazing national and international talent to the triangle to further the instruction of the community.
THE BREAKDOWN OF THE ROOM
Working on Our Own Thing (far back)
We reserve the far back of the room for people to work without interruption. This is a place for instructors to prepare lessons, dance partners to work on choreography, perhaps you just want to spend some time dancing with someone as your practice for the month… The theme of the area is DO NOT DISTURB!
The remainder of the space is for open practice where people can work on anything with anyone. The theme is JOIN ME/US!
There is an expectation that people will move from group to group. At times everyone working on the same thing, at times many small pairings. Joining a group working on something you’re interested in is as easy as walking up and introducing yourself or expressing interest! If you see someone who looks new, shy, lost… it is always nice to offer to absorb them into whatever you are working on.
A TIP ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PRACTICE
In general, practicas are more productive when people come in with something in mind they would like to work on…
Many people bring in a video illustration of what they are hoping to learn, practice, or refine.
If you have something you would like to share, that you have discovered on your own, or brought back from a workshop, let the organizer know and he or she will invite people who are interested to be your students. This also applies to instructors and prospective instructors who would like to improve their craft and need access to willing students. There are often more seasoned instructors at practicas who can give feedback and answer a few questions, although this is not obligated or guaranteed.
DJs are booked for the practica, so if you would like DJ practice, it is an option by request only. Please pre-arrange through practica organizer. There are often more seasoned DJs about who can give feedback and answer a few questions, although this is not obligated or guaranteed.
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Salsa After Work Tuesdays at Carmen's
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Every Tuesday Betto Herrera has been hosting this event for many years. Carmen’s is right next to RDU airport. There are classes from 7-9 with separate payment, see website. Dancing starts at 9 and is mostly Salsa with Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha. $5. Website .