LGBTQ+ blues dance lessons taught by Lucy & Clyde!6:00-6:30: Beginner Blues Dance Lesson6:30-7:30: Intermediate Blues Dance Lesson7:30-9:30: Open Dance & Social (may go later)Open Dance Music: Blues, RnB, Soul, and beyond~Pricing~Lessons: $10 gets you both; OR only $5 if you RSVP as "Going" on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/482331325653334/) by the midnight before; Cash or Venmo @LuellaGDance / Social Only: No cover; allies welcome with suggested $2-5 donationVolunteering: Please inquire about volunteer opportunities in exchange for free lessons.~Venue~Green Lantern (gay bar) upstairsGay bar a couple blocks from McPherson Sq metro (orange line), also close to Mt. Vernon stop (yellow/green). It’s located down an alleyway (Green Ct) and around the corner. Look up for the green and rainbow sign! Nearby bus stops: 52, 54, 63, 64, etc.Free self-serve popcorn, purchase drinks downstairs, some light snacks providedSmooth powdered floor~Instructor Bios~~P. Lucy McVeigh has been an avid partner dancer for over ten years, specializing in lindy hop and blues. Since moving to D.C., she has greatly enjoyed learning salsa, bachata, and Brazilian zouk as well. A classically trained mezzo-soprano and conductor, McVeigh is highly sought after in the United States and abroad for her impassioned performance of early and contemporary classical music. She calls upon her musical training, as well as her Bikram yoga practice, to cultivate a sensitive and holistic approach to musical interpretation and connection in her partner dancing. Lucy identifies as bi and cis.~Clyde is a seasoned instructor with over an 10 years of partner dance experience who teaches at Backroom Blues on Thursdays, is the only Blues dancer in the DC area to compete at the All Star level in national Blues Dance competitions, and is the host of the Blues Dance World, a podcast about the national competitive Blues Dance scene. He also judges Blues Dance comps and competes with DC Role Play, a West Coast Swing dance team that performs role-switching routines.~West Coast SwingDJ Kakah & Sophie Demo: https://youtu.be/iH10t31R65U~BluesGrey & Joshua Demo: https://youtu.be/PZu8UZoKl58Safe Space Policy-We support consent culture! Always get consent (verbally or nonverbally) before beginning a partnered dance. While you are strongly encouraged to partner dance if you want to, it is always acceptable to politely decline a dance. In fact, if you don't feel like partner dancing at all, you are still welcome to come hang out, solo dance, and/or watch.-Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. are not welcome. -This event centers LGBTQ+ people. Allies are welcome.-If you have any issues, we invite you to talk to your organizers Luella or Tiana.