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In-person: Class + open practice session with visiting instructor Jamica

Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 PM

$10 - $25
Online tickets not available

Thursday, August 11 at 7:30PM

In-person: Class + open practice session with visiting instructor Jamica

16 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

$10 - $25
Online tickets not available
Visiting instructor Jamica Zion is back in town & will be teaching with Mike Sonder! Stay tuned for class topic.

7:30-9:00pm - Class (all levels)
9:00-10:00pm - Open practice / social dance time

Sliding scale $10-25, admission covers the whole night. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

About Jamica:
Jamica Zion is a national instructor, choreographer, and performer who specializes in black vernacular dances, including but not limited to: Jazz, Lindy Hop, and many Blues idioms. With over ten years of experience, she identifies as an academic-activist-artist. Jamica has dedicated her life to these dances for many reasons. Some of her favorite reasons are their historical and cultural significance (community building and creative acts of resistance!), and their prioritization of creative individuality.
Her students can expect flexible guidance through the class material, fun facts, and usually a good laugh or two. Her classes are less focused on moves and more so on refining technique that allows for the most comfortable connection between partners and their expression to the music.

We're still rebuilding, re-envisioning, & trying out new formats, so this is still a Union Foundations event, and not an official reopening.

COVID SAFETY
-Proof of vaccination required (including booster if J&J or 2nd dose was 6+ months ago). If you have a medical exception or if you have questions, please reach out to the Union email address.
-N95, KN95, or KF94 masks required (we'll have some if you don't).
-HEPA filter in the venue.
-If you test positive within 10 days of attending, email BostonBluesUnion(at) gmail(dot)com, so other attendees can be informed.
**If you have questions or think you'll be unable to meet these guidelines, email us before you decide to attend**

More on covid policies: https://bluesunionboston.com/code-of-conduct/#covid-policies

ACCESSIBILITY
-Gender-neutral single stall bathrooms
-Soft chairs for sitting/resting
-Not wheelchair accessible - the venue is up a flight of stairs
-As much as possible for you, please refrain from wearing/using synthetically fragranced products such as perfume, cologne, and body spray (such as Axe) and fragranced hand sanitizers to help keep the space accessible to chemical-allergy & migraine sufferers. Most deodorants and naturally scented hair products are fine for the community members we're aware of.
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