BamBLOOZled 2015 Registration is Open

Registration for BamBLOOZled 2015 is now open! Sign Up here!

We’ve got three lovely price tiers for you to choose from:

    • On a Budget: $105
    • Regular Price: $135
    • Benefactor: $165

As we do with all of our big events, we have put all of our tiers live at the same time and keep them all open right up until registration closes (or until the tiers fill – there is a cap of 50 spots for the lowest tier, so that we can be sure we don’t go over capacity and violate fire codes). We want dancing to be a wonderful thing that everyone can enjoy, so if you’re hard up for money, stay tuned for volunteer opportunities and keep your eye on those tiers! We will announce when we’re getting close to filling the lowest tier. And don’t forget: Please choose the price that matches the upper level of what you are able to pay for and save the lowest tiers for those who really need it. Thanks!

BamBLOOZled Registration is OPEN!

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Registration opens Today, July 1, at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time! We are so excited to get the process started! This is the beginning of a beautiful thing, friends. BamBLOOZled will be so awesome this year.

When registration opens, you’ll be able to sign up for a full weekend pass within our tiered pricing system (all tiers are open at once, so choose wisely and within the ability of your budget!), and you’ll be able to tell us if you need housing, want volunteer hours, or have any food preferences for the delicious late-night meals we’ll provide (can you say risotto…?).

This year, we’re putting a new twist on our competitions, so that they are more fun to watch, more exciting to participate in, and more innovative overall. We’ll have a Pro-Am in place of our usual novice competition, so novices who make finals will compete with instructors; an open/invitational J&J combo; a strictly comp that encourages you to pull out *every* tool in your dancer toolbox (switching lead/follow roles! drag blues! whatever crazy blues shenanigans you can pull off with a partner!); a revamped solo comp; and space for choreography showcase performances (which is always new and different thanks to the work of dancers who put major amounts of creativity into their choreo projects). More comp surprises and info to come!

We’ll be at Glen Echo for classes again this year, and you can read all about it on our venues page. We want to make lunch as smooth as possible, given how few options there are in that area. We’ll have lunch available to preorder the night before each day of classes during the event (i.e. you’ll order Saturday lunch during the Friday night dance). We’re also in the process of making t-shirts and other sweet merch for you to enjoy, so stay tuned for more info about that.

Finally, we are cooking up a week of blues dance delight between BamBLOOZled and Blues Muse this year. Are you staying in town between the two events? Are you a local dancer who has always wanted tot see something cool done during our weekly dances? Send us any ideas you have, and keep an eye out for the full schedule soon. We’ll keep you dancing from weekend to weekend

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BamBLOOZled 2015 is coming!

– October 9, 10, & 11, 2015 – 

BamBLOOZled is our signature workshop weekend and celebration of the Blues. We’ll have world-class instructors, live Blues performances, new competitions, and stellar late night parties. Come to the District for the party that started it all.

Registration will open on July 1st!

We’ve got three lovely price tiers for you to choose from:

On a Budget: $105
Regular Price: $135
Benefactor: $165

As we do with all of our big events, we will put all of our tiers live at the same time and keep them all open right up until registration closes (or until the tiers fill – there is a cap of 50 spots for the lowest tier, so that we can be sure we don’t go over capacity and violate fire codes). We want dancing to be a wonderful thing that everyone can enjoy, so if you’re hard up for money, stay tuned for volunteer opportunities and keep your eye on those tiers! We will announce when we’re getting close to filling the lowest tier. And don’t forget: Please choose the price that matches the upper level of what you are able to pay for and save the lowest tiers for those who really need it.

We’ve also got some instructor announcements for you! We still have a few surprises up our sleeves, but we can tell you that Tim O’Neill, Rachel Stirling, Ruth Evelyn, and Mike Grosser are all prepared to teach you amazing things at this year’s BamBLOOZled. Read about them here! 

Emergence Blues Lessons — Weekly Beginner Series in DC!

Wednesdays @ 8:00pm at Emergence Community Arts Collective

We’re running a weekly beginner series in DC! Classes begin at 8:00pm, every Wednesday at Emergence Community Arts Collective at 733 Euclid Street NW (right off Georgia Ave, next to Howard University).

More information can be found at:
http://capitalblues.org/workshops/wednesday-emergence-blues-lessons/

Confession: I want to write you a letter

Right now, we do a lot of our publicity and announcements at Back Room Blues and on our local events page on Facebook but we’d rather be a bit more… personal. We’d like to keep you informed of dances and events so you can plan ahead, get early bird discounts, and maybe take the next day off work.

And so we’re asking, most kindly, if you’ll sign up here for this newsletter. We’ll be sending you a letter when we’ve got a band playing at Back Room (Bushmaster! Solomon Douglass! Clarence Turner!) or are opening registration for a big event. No spam, no bullshit. Sign it up right here!

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