Hot Night January 20, 2012on 12/27/2011 at 7:31 PM
Hot Nights are Back for 2012!
Come Join us January 20 for our final Hot Night at the Mercury Café before we move to our new home for 2012.
Special Guest Instructor:
Brenda Russell of Portland, Oregon.
Brenda is fulfilling her childhood dream as a professional dancer and instructor. She studies African American street dances from the turn of the century to the present.
Brenda travels around the world teaching and training with various coaches and historians. Her strength is breaking down the dances in a way that is accessible for anyone, even if they don’t have a dance background. She strives to help her students find the dancer with-in themselves, taking inspiration from dancers of the past. Brenda is working with the Blues dance community during this time of growth to develop curriculum and events that raise the community’s level of dancing. Her hope is to provide structure for material, while keeping the inherent character and nature of the dance.
Check out this video of Brenda dancing Soul with Steven Mitchell:
Past Events Brenda Has Taught at include:
- Balboa Rendezvous
- London Balboa Festival
- Munich Balboa Weekend
- SF Balfest
- Down Home Blues Shout
- Emerald City Blues Festival
- Mile High Blues
- Enter The Blues
- Montreal Bagels and Blues
- Chico Dance Sensation
- Reno Dance Sensation
- Philladelphia Lindy and Blues Anniversary
- San Francisco Salsa Congress
- Experience Salsa Weekend
Hot Night gets the best DJs from all over Colorado to come and spin for us. This is where you’ll hear them play the stuff other organizers won’t let them play. Rebellious, Raucous, Rambunctious. All words that describe what I’m talking about.
Don’t Be fooled by their bookish exteriors. These DJs are dangerous with a soundboard. Don’t miss out!
Blues: Karen Gilmore
Tango: Fatima Hirji
Fusion: Noah Nethero