Steal the Edge – Blues Dance Workshop - 28th May 2016


While ‘Contemporary’ or ‘Expressive’ Blues has far more in common with new Dance Styles like Modern Jive/Smooth, the closer bond between original style Blues Dancing and Tango goes back for over a century...

The two forms are very different in movement vocabulary, aesthetic and execution, but have a surprising similarity in core Technique. This gives dancers from either style a serious advantage when experimenting with crossing to the 'other side' or creating their own unique Fusion Style… and this Workshop shows you how!

Suitable for experienced Tango Dancers who want to apply existing skills to try something new, experienced Blues Dancers who want a real challenge or anyone who attended our April 17th Works...hop - https://www.facebook.com/events/1731760150441183/ - and is ready to take it to the next level!!

We will be rotating all partners in this Workshop, but numbers are strictly limited so we can only accept bookings from leader/follower pairs - £55/pair, but Early Bird price of £48/pair will be held for payments received by midnight Sunday May 1st.


Mandy and Basil – the Island Dance Wizards – have over 40 years of full time professional teaching experience between them. They teach in a variety of social partner styles, but specialise in Tango, Blues and Tango/Blues Fusion, and were the first UK teaching couple to offer dancers a choice of weekly lessons in all of these styles concurrently. They strongly believe that connection is the cornerstone of leading and following ability in all styles, but that this can only be established on the foundation of the highest possible technique – this principle underlies all of their Dance Teaching.

Saturday 28th May @ Friends Meeting House, Southampton, 1a Ordnance Rd, SO15 2AZ 
– arrive 14:00 for 14.15 start
– finish 18:00

We will be rotating all partners in this Workshop, but numbers are strictly limited so we can only accepting bookings from leader/follower pairs - £55/pair, but Early Bird price of £48/pair will be held for payments received by midnight Sunday May 1st.

Blues dance demo


Pre-booking essential. Please use the button below.




There is an option to book a single ticket, for your convenience, however, please note, you are then responsible to find a partner to also book, in order to keep the numbers even.