Learn to Dance Blues at Blind Willie's

Terminus presents a special weekly lesson series with Damon and Kelsy Stone.

Whats Happening?

Join us on Thursday evenings (and one Wednesday) at Blind Willie's Blues Club starting June 27th for a six week progressive Blues Dance lesson series with international instructors Damon and Kelsy Stone.

This series will focus on Juke Joint style dances. Each lesson will be self contained enough to be taken individually but taking the full series will be the best way to develop your skills.

These lessons are open to dancers of all levels and you do not need a partner to register.

Each lesson will be followed by a night of live music and your cover is on us!

Lesson Schedule

  • Lesson 1:

    • Thursday June 27, 2024

    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Lesson 2:

    • Wednesday July 3, 2024

    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Lesson 3:

    • Thursday July 11, 2024

    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Lesson 4:

    • Thursday July 18, 2024

    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Lesson 5:

    • Thursday July 24, 2024

    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Lesson 6:

    • Thursday August 1, 2024

    • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Each lesson will be followed by a night of live music and your cover is on us!

Instructor Bios

Damon Stone

Damon has been dancing his entire life, starting with vernacular Jazz/Blues first taught to him at the tender age of six by his grandmother. After nearly a decade of learning at the heels of his elders - he eventually studied a score of different dance forms until coming full circle in 1995 to focus primarily on the history and styles of Swing and Blues as his family danced them with a special focus on the Southern styles from the Mississippi Delta region. He has studied the development of vernacular Jazz/Blues dance across the United States learning from a number of the original dancers.

He is largely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Blues idiom dance, and has been interviewed as a dance historian in documentary, radio, and newspaper. Damon has been a featured instructor at camps, festivals, and workshops around the world.

Damon and Kelsy Stone
Damon and Kelsy Stone
Kelsy Stone

Kelsy brings her lifetime of dance training, a passion for vernacular dance, and a sharp eye for technique to the Blues dance world. She has brought her joy and knowledge of blues idiom dances to some of the most important and high-profile events in the US and abroad, including but not limited to bluesSHOUT! The Experiment, Muse, Hearken the Blues, and BluesGeek--serving as faculty, mentor, competition coordinator, and judge.

Kelsy's critical eye and love of deep technique are tempered by her love of "dad jokes," getting lost in the music and embracing of the ridiculous. She shows her appreciation of African American culture by speaking of the history of Blues idiom dance and taking her craft seriously, but never herself. She believes every mistake is an opportunity to learn, every class an opportunity to challenge, and every dance an opportunity to pay respect to those who came before.

Damon and Kelsy Stone
Damon and Kelsy Stone
Venue

Blind Willie's Blues Club

828 North Highland Avenue NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Registration Info
  • Full Lesson Series (6 lessons for the price of 5) - $100

  • Pay-Per-Lesson - $20

Lesson Registration

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