Blues Aesthetics Workshop with Jona

Join our group of warm-hearted dancers at our blues week-end of classes and parties on the 3rd June – 4th June 2023.

Two days of workshops about Blues Aesthetics and parties on Saturday and Sunday evening are waiting for you.
Saturday workshop will be an all-level class and Sunday will be higher level (Intermediate and above).


Blues music and Blues dances are the cultural heritage of Black American people. Blues aesthetics describes a variety of artistic and cultural values that are inherent to these cultural practices. In the words of Black American dancer Shelby Johnson:

“Aesthetic is not only how something looks but artistic value. It’s a way to keep it culturally rooted but also be creative.” 

My aim as a teacher is to facilitate an environment of communal exploration, sharing, connection and self-expression within this framework of characteristics and values of Blues dancing as a social and art form.



Jona (they/em/she) is a dancer, teacher and organizer from Leipzig, Germany and the cat in the Cat & Kat teaching team. Jona has over 10 years of experience in the dance scene as a leader, follower and solo dancer with training in a variety of Blues and Jazz dances while also exploring other Black dance forms, West African and Latin dances and a variety of Embodiment practices. Jona’s approach to teaching is holistic and value based. They love to facilitate guided explorations with the group that emphasize the importance of the cultural context of the dances by sharing sources from artists, creators and tradition bearers of the respective culture that shaped her idea of dancing. Jona also works towards dismantling preconceived ideas such as assigned gender roles and finding your voice as a dancer while creating equal partnerships and comfortable connections.


Saturday, 03.06.2023
14:00 h Check-in Yamuna
14:15 h – 17:45 h Blues All Levels Yamuna
20:00 h – ~02:00 h
Dance night
Andreas Place
Sunday, 04.06.2023
12:45 h Check-in Yamuna
13:00 h – 16:30 h Blues Intermediate+ Yamuna
18:00 h – ~21:00 h  Outdoor party Schlossgarten


Saturday & Sunday: Yamuna Dance Studio, Dechsendorfer Str. 14, Erlangen

Saturday: House party at Andreas‘ place (Erlangen). You will find out the address at the workshops / In the Information Email
Sunday: Depending on the weather we maybe are dancing in the Schlossgarten or have to cancel the party.



Members of 1.BWC:  free
Non-members of 1.BWC: 30 € per day
Non-members of 1.BWC + students/pupils/apprentices: 20 € per day
Pay: Cash at check-in.

You can become a member of the 1. Boogie Woogie Club Nürnberg to qualify for the discount. The association offers Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop and Blues dancing and much more.
For more info go here: Membership Information


Saturday: Donations based (recommended 10–15 €), bring some food and drinks to share.
Sunday: Free, bring some food and drinks to share.


Individual registration is mandatory.
After you registered, if you cannot come for any reason please let us know as soon as possible.
Click for registration (link to google forms)


Let’s all work together and create a safe environment. Act responsible towards your fellow dancers.
Refrain from attending if you show symptoms of Covid-19, Influenza or other infectious diseases.
Take a Covid self test at home before attending the weekend.

Code of Conduct

Have you read about our values in our dancing scene and how we wish to create a welcoming and safe environment for all dancers?

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