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All Levels Blues Workshop

with Kara Fabina & Tim O'Neill

12:00pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017



No partner needed!


Class Schedule (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

  • 12:00 PM  Registration / Check-in
  • 12:15 PM  All That Meat and Potatoes: Learn blues vocabulary and explore internal core based musicality. Expand the range of your movement capabilities while becoming more aware of the structural integrity that is important for safe execution of movement.
  • 1:00 PM  Call & Response to Riffin': Turns out in blues dancing, you and your partner don’t have to be doing the same thing at the same time. This class will take you through a series of games designed to unlock your creativity and turn your dancing into more of a conversation with your partner.
  • 1:45 PM  Lunch / Pizza Party
  • 2:30 PM  Move that Momentum: Just like in Lindy, Blues uses momentum and connection to create dynamic moves that can’t be done without a partner. This class begins with shared momentum and then shows how both the lead and the follow can introduce it into the dance for their partner to use. Lindy skills are helpful, but these moves are uniquely blues.
  • 3:15 PM  Footwork Madness: Fast and fancy feet! Let us break down some patterns and movements your feet can do. Incorporating concepts used by tap and hip hop dancers, let us explore what potential craziness we can create.

The whole workshop is $50 or 5 punches from your Punch Card if you pre-register by 5/26/17. Or $60 at the door. Register in person or online now!


Interested in private lessons with Kara and Tim? Contact them directly for pricing and times. 

Kara Fabina: / Tim O'neill:

Kara Fabina
Kara Fabina is an international dance instructor based in Colorado Springs. Since 2008 she has been teaching and competing jazz, swing and blues throughout the world. Having been dancing for over two decades, Kara brings both knowledge and experience to the dance floor. She has been recognized internationally for her choreography as well as her achievements in competitions. As an instructor, she stresses connection with one’s partner, connection to the music, and intention in dancing. Her real passion is to become a dance historian and study each style’s rich history and culture. Find out more at

Tim O'Neill
Tim O’Neill started dancing in 1997 and couldn’t stop! He has studied and taught Blues, Lindy, Ballroom, and Argentine Tango and even wrote two theses for an MA in Sociology on social dynamics and body language observed in dance venues. Since 2009 he has trained or taught at over fifty events and has thirteen Blues competition titles to his name from the biggest events in the US. Tim believes the best way to dance is to have fun, and learning dance enhances that ability. When taking Tim’s classes expect to laugh, have fun, be entertained, and learn—a lot. And be sure to ask him to dance!


Punch Cards can only be used if you pre-register.
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