Blues Beginner/Intermediate (Partnered) “Start your journey in blues dancing here. Blues dancing is an umbrella term for a family of historical and moderndances done to blues music. Rooted in African movement, blues dance places a high value on improvisation, rhythm, polyrhythm, and solo movements. These classes are for absolute beginners as well as dancers with some experience but really want to focus on the foundations and techniques of blues.”
Blues Intermediate/Advanced (Partnered) “BLUES LAB! Learn the fine details of connection, rhythm, and all the different dance idiom styles of blues dancing. Must have at least 1 year of blues dance class experience and/or have finished Blues 1-5 beginner series at Barrelhouse Club before. If you are uncertain of your level, please contact us through email or facebook.”
Solo Blues & Groove (Solo) “Learn the fundamental rhythms, movements, body shaping, vocabulary and aesthetics of blues dancing – while dancing on your own.”
Blues Performances / Troupes – Fall 2019
Blues Performance(Troupes) For dancers who are extra motivated and want to learn and perform short but fun routines for our blues dance nights and events in Montreal. Well known and respected for our blues, swing, and solo performances in Montreal, Barrelhouse Club is by application-only for the fall semester of 2019. Are you interested in joining our troupes? Fill out the form below!
A relic of Montreal’s industrial past, the Barrelhouse Club Studio space is a recently renovated, 2600 square foot locale that carries an urban and rustic feel to it. It is not only a wonderful dance studio, but also a space where events of any kind may be hosted. It is located in the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension district.
Built in 1954, the building which houses the studio has a distinct air to it. Its bare bricks and well-lit, open space give it the warm and welcoming feel of a private loft. The Barrelhouse Club’s new place of residence is located right across from parc Jarry, and it may be rented for any of the following uses: danse practices, events, meetings, receptions and private parties.
DANCE STUDIO DETAILS
2600 square feet
One bathroom and one sink
Kitchen, fridge, mini-fridge, tables chairs, sofas, storage space for coats and shoes
Speakers, mixers and hi-quality DJ equipment
Full-length mirrors that go across the studio
For any questions about renting our space, please send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org