Artists & Style
Interact with Musicians, every single class!
Culture & Icons
Be inspired by Blues roots to create your own memorable style!
Connect & Impress
Skill & Technique
Level up your Blues idiom dance with challenging skills!
Challenge & Grow
Bust out of your comfort zone and into something new!
Choose Your Class
Freedom of Choice
At MezzJelly, you can pick-and-choose your classes from ALL Tracks to design your dream schedule!
With so many great classes, we don’t envy your tough decisions. To help, we’ll give
- live instructor demos
- clear class descriptions
- skills you should have
- skills you’ll learn
Learn about your favorite subject, follow your favorite instructors, or try something brand new — the choice is entirely yours!
GETTING YOUR PERFECT LEVEL
Advanced? Fresh? Somewhere in-between? Our instructors will clearly detail the skills you need for each class, and may make individual suggestions once class starts.
LEAD-FOLLOW BALANCE IS MAINTAINED
In our experience, the balance (somehow, oddly) works out to be about as equal as at other workshops. We recommend you not question the math! Plus you are…
FREE TO SWITCH!
…roles …classes …your choice …any time!
We’re super serious about this. Make your learning experience work for you!
We Love Music
Live Music Track
Are you ready to get creative?! To ensure you’re doing more than ‘just’ dancing to the music, we’re combining the dance-educators with the music-makers every single class. These dynamic musician-and-dancer instructor teams will help you understand the intimate relationship of music and dance as intertwined creative processes.
Relate. Interact. Create.
“To talk about dancing without talking about music… is like talking about fish without talking about water.” – Lee Ellen Friedland
We Love Inspiration
Historic Blues Track
Draw from the people and the culture that built the foundation for how we dance today. We’re not just recreating Snakehips Tucker or Sandra Gibson or any of the other many dancers who’ve shaped our dance… we’re understanding what made them unique so we can apply those principles as we work towards developing our own, personal style.
Appreciate. Adapt. Personalize.
“In order to grow you must respect your past to create the new.” – Christine Egashira
We Love Impressing
Skill & Technique Track
Ready to work hard? We aim to challenge Leads and Follows equally with amazing partner connection, stirring new rhythms, and intensive technique classes at every level. This track is packed full of blues idiom dance served straight-up and focused.
Train. Tweak. Utilize.
“God, match me with a good dancer.”- Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
We Love Getting More
Expanded Talents Track
Inspiration comes in many forms from unexpected sources. Find fresh ways to think about movement, your body, and your partner as we explore some other dances. From West Africa, to South America, to Detroit, we’re cooking up a whole batch of relatable new skills and ideas.
Discover. Experiment. Grow.
“Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.” — Martha Graham