The Texas Shuffle

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The story of the Blues often overlooks the tremendous impact of Texan musicians. We all know about Chicago and New Orleans Blues, but what about the contributions from the Lone Star State? In fact, in can be argued that Texas had just a large impact on the development of the Blues as any other region of America. We’ll use this class on the Texas Shuffle Blues idiom to argue just that.

Starting in January, we will explore the origins of the Texas shuffle rhythm. We’ll follow along as this rhythm sprouted out of the pine forests of East Texas, made its way along the train tracks of Texas, and finally found mainstream appeal in the rest of America. The resulting style has resonated with all people from all walks of life, across the world. In fact, wander into any dive bar in Poland where Bluesmen play, and you can bet that the Blues is a shufflin’, Texas style!

In this class, we’ll spend an entire semester mastering the elements of the Texas Shuffle. We’ll start at the beginning, with the shuffle rhythm, and add technique, just as the music was added upon as it moved around the country.

No previous dance experience needed. No partner necessary. This session is progressive, which means that it builds upon each previous lesson. 15zł/class.

Semester starts Monday, January 13th at 19.15h.