Saturday, July 12, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at the African American Cultural Center
135 South Pearl St
(located on the corner of Madison Ave and South Pearl St)
The African American Cultural Center is featuring a Saturday Evening Dance Workshop with Damon Stone!
Please join us for a free, fun-filled Dance Work Out! From Swing, Blues and Jazz, this internationally-known instructor will have you dancing!
Damon Stone has been dancing his entire life, starting with vernacular Jazz/Blues first taught to him at the tender age of six by his grandmother. After nearly a decade of learning at the heels of his elders, he went on and eventually studied a score of different dance forms until coming full circle in 1995 to focus primarily on the history and styles of Swing and Blues as his family danced them with a special focus on the Southern styles from the Mississippi Delta region. He has studied the development of vernacular Jazz/Blues dance across the United States learning from a number of the original dancers. He is largely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Blues idiom dance, a long time board member of the Northern California Lindy Society, member of the California Historical Jazz Dance Foundation, and has been interviewed as a dance historian in documentary and for radio. Damon has been a featured instructor at camps, festivals, and workshops across five continents.
Don't Miss This Amazing Event!!!