Usually, when you think about going out on a Friday or Saturday night, you think about doing so with some friends, right? Generally, I do too. But what do you do if you want to go out, and your friends are busy? Going to a bar or club by yourself generally isn’t very fun, in my experience. And staying home on a Saturday can feel kind’ve…bleh. Fortunately, I’ve found that blues dancing can be a great solution to this quandary!
A few weeks ago, on a Saturday night, I was looking to go out and have some fun. However, much to my disappointments, my friends in the area were either busy or out of town for the weekend. So, I considered just staying in for the night. Didn’t really sound like fun, though.
Then I remembered that there was a monthly Blues Café happening that evening. However, I didn’t know anybody going, and didn’t have any friends to go with. But after some contemplation, I decided to go by my onesie, and hope that it was still a good time.
It took me a while to find the place, as I’d never been before, but eventually I did. I walked in, and paid for the dance. It was a bit more expensive than I’m used to ($15, $12 for students), but still not bad. It looked a lot like what I was used to: people on the dance floor blues dancing and having a good time.
After taking in the scene for a minute, at the beginning of the next song, I asked someone to dance. And from that point forward, I had a blast! It didn’t matter that I didn’t bring any friends to hang with; I was too busy dancing! 🙂 And while I saw a few familiar faces from the Blues Union, it was really cool to be dancing with so many new people. And of course, in dancing with these new people, I got to have some nice chats with many of them, as well!
At the halfway point, a fact was revealed to me: there was free pie! As I’m sure you can imagine, it went pretty fast. I mean…free pie!
Plus dancing! Doesn’t get much better than that, in my humble opinion. So needless to say, I spent the rest of the night at the Blues Café, dancing, meeting new people, and generally just having a fantastic time. I’d call that a successful Saturday night!
I would definitely recommend the Blues Café as another great place to learn how to do some dancing. At the beginning of each event, they have an hour-long, beginner-friendly lesson to make sure everyone feels comfortable on the dance floor. I danced with some folks who had just learned how to blues dance from the lesson that evening, and they did great! The only drawback about the Blues Café is that it’s only once a month. But I’m definitely planning on checking out the next one!
If you have any thoughts, questions, or experiences of your own you’d like to share, feel free to post a comment! I’d love to hear what you have to say!