With our theme of the Living Story of Blues, class participants at Mile High Blues 2019 will have ample opportunities to explore where Blues comes from and to consider how they fit into the story of Blues.
On Friday morning, participants can choose between our special Blues Songwriting Intensive, a deep dive into lead / follow technique, or a survey of Blues Idiom Dances. For participants who can only join us in the afternoon, there are a set of electives that build on but don’t require the morning intensives. Then, we’ll come together to explore some of the ways Black culture celebrates each individual and how that is a part of our Blues culture.
On Saturday, we’ll bring alive our classes for the rest of the weekend with stories of the Blues as told by charismatic Blues in the Schools educator Rex People’s. This context will provide perspective for the rest of the classes which will be a choose-your-own-adventure style. Look for special musician / dance instructor collaborative classes and the continuation of the Blues Songwriting Intensive as special music-focused highlights! Want to focus on a different element? Don’t worry, we’ve got a variety of classes to help you get your groove on! Pre-order or bring your lunch to attend our lunchtime musician panel, emceed by our very own Erica Brown!
On Sunday, special guest Veronika Jackson will warm us up with Breakfast & Blues and share the stories of some of the great Women in Blues (we’re SO excited for this!). Throughout Sunday, explore Piedmont, Struttin’, how to express in Ballroomin’ idioms, cultural components of Blues dancing, and so much more!
We invite everyone attending to be transformed by the relationship they build with the Blues through understanding more deeply where it comes from and what it is.