About Blues Dancing

Blues Dancing is a family of historical dances, that developed alongside and were danced to blues music. As the variety of Blues music is great, so are the styles of dance.

Originating from African movement and Tribal Dance, passed down through generations were revised, recombined, and given new flourishes as the music changed so did the movement, but keeping similar elements marks the African-­American dance vocabulary.

The Dance started from solo movement (Tribal Dance), but with time, influenced by surroundings and copying the white dances, evolved as a couples dance. Today danced in full body contact or solo, allowing people to enjoy the dance from the most basic form and up to the most “Peacocking” moves.

Here is a sneak into the culture and language of blues: