Not one of your regular feel-the-music workshops. Far from it! Couple dancing tricks and variations taken from several jazz-based dances, with different forms of syncopation. We will have fun and we will be puzzled.
Why Blues? Well: blues is a vernacular folk dance style spreading over a whole continent. Blues has roots in the history but is open to evolution of the music and new influences. Blues covers a variety of different dances within. Was danced mostly in crowded jook-joints with many people partying. Blues uses simple step patterns tied to the grooves and riffs of the music. How difficult would it be to replace “blues” with “balfolk” in those statements?
While not playing with ba.fnu, Mikuláš teaches dancing both home and abroad. His main passions are folk and blues, but he has a rich dancing background consisting of tango, swing, salsa, balboa and early dances with years of jazz and contemporary workshops here and there. Although he approaches every dance with a deep respect for its roots and traditions, he always aspires to broaden its horizons and create a bridge between tradition and modernity.