Sean Morse (Seattle, WA)
Sean Hunting Morse came to play blues music first as a lindy hopper, then as a blues dancer. Being a dancer first, Sean “gets it” when it comes to what dancers need to feel comfortable on the dance floor. Every event Sean plays is a true collaboration between performer and dancer. His improvisation is laced with wit, musicality, and always laughter, and his emceeing follows suit. Every show is one-of-a-kind, blending inspiration from the venue, the mood, and, most importantly, the dancers themselves. Those of us fortunate enough to be at LA’s past DDR Party can attest to that!
Calling all musicians!
Sean wants to have a Blues Jam Session!
So bring your instruments!
Moses Lei, San Francisco
Moses Lei is a fiddle player based out of San Francisco and will be returning for his third year performing on the cruise. He and his trusty violin Deanne have traveled the world bringing music to dancers and audiences, most recently in Taipei, Chiang Mai, Beijing and Denver.
Katie Belsky and Aaron Brown (Los Angeles, CA)
Aaron and Katie began their Blues partnership in March of 2011. Their dance history together extends all the way back to 2007 when Aaron first started dancing in their collegiate scene and both discovered Blues. Katie started her love affair with dance back in 2004 where she fell head over heels for Lindy Hop. Together, the two of them have trained in a number of different dance styles, including Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and Ballroom, but their heart will always lie with Blues. They DJ and teach throughout California and are always inspired by the warmth and energy of their students and fellow dancers. Aaron and Katie strive to teach their classes with a mix of humor and technique to instill the same passion for Blues that their own teachers have inspired. Be sure to ask them to dance – they would love to see you out on the floor!
1 hour/$40 individually (Either Katie or Aaron)
1 hour/ $60 for the two of us working together.
1 hour/ $25 with either Katie or Aaron) with current Student ID
1 hour/$40 for the two working together with current Student ID
Tracy James, (Los Angeles)
Tracy, founder and organizer of do Something Blue, is originally from Chicago. She studied Animation at Savannah College of Design and it was here she came across the Lindy Club. Just two blues songs were played at each meeting, and both left the girls fighting for the one guy that lead blues. Needless to say, this inspired Tracy to learn to lead. Surprisingly when she moved to L.A. in 2005 she discover there were no blues dancing venues! So, she started hosting do Something Blue and in time four national dance workshops, including L.A. Blues 2009 and 2010. She has trained nationwide at other blues workshops, teaches regularly at dSB, and loves sharing her knowledge of micro blues. Make sure to grab her for a dance next time you see her on the floor!
1 hour / $45 (couple or individual, same price)
1 hour / $35 (with a current Student ID)
1 half hour / $25 (no student rate for half hour)
Jared Clemens (Pittsburgh, PA)
Jared started dancing to the Blues back in 2006, in his hometown of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has been teaching Blues and Lindy Hop lessons in Pittsburgh for 6 years along with his travels to teach and DJ in Athens OH, Albany NY, Cleveland OH, Virginia Beach, and Erie PA and more. Jared loves “Blues” in its purest form and has been studying blues and Jazz vocabulary and movements for 8 years. His class’ primary objective is to get his students to dance musically, to really understand blues aesthetics, and to show them how to use their own personality, to absolutely own each and every dance!
1 hour / $50 (couple or individual, same price)
1 hour /$40 (with a current Student ID)
1 half hour /$35 ( no student rate for a half hour)
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