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Nocturne Blues is happening one more time!  

And when we say one more time, we actually mean it.  This is the last year of Nocturne Blues as you know it.  After this year we will be changing our name to better fit our mission of History & Culture.  

As always, we will be bringing you...

Three nights of dancing...
Two full days of classes...
Live Music (every night!)
Competitions, Prizes, and of course...
Dancing all night long with your favorite people from across the country!


Education & the exploration of specific styles of Blues Dancing is our main goal at Nocturne. We have a stellar line up of Instructors who will be sharing their extensive research & passion for dancing with you.

          Nocturne Mission:  History & Culture

“…the Blues Set is sometimes said to be the one that gets things back down to the so-called nitty gritty, which is to say back down from the cloudlike realms of abstraction and fantasy to the bluesteel and rawhide textures of the elemental facts of the everyday struggle for existence. As a result of which the dancers (who were sometimes said to be put in the groove) were normally expected to respond … with warm person-to-person intimacy that was both robust and delicate.”

              —Albert Murray, Stomping on the Blues

In the spirit of this quote by Albert Murray, Nocturne’s mission is to get “back down to the so-called nitty gritty”. The "nitty gritty" being questions like:  Where did the blues come from?  What is it today?  Where is it going?  

Knowledge is power, and we believe that knowing more about where we come from can enrich and enliven where we are going.

Who's coming?!


Name City
Chelsea Adams Layton, UT
Lindsey Almarode Corvallis, OR
Adriana Arcia New York, NY
Eddy Aristilde Brooklyn, NY
Grace Avery New York, NY
Laney Barhaugh Minneapolis, Minnesota
Neil Benen New York, NY
Amy Blank Watertown, MA
Sarah Bolton Durango, CO
Lindy Bowen St. Paul, MN
Bill Brodie New York, NY
Julie Brown Jamaica Plain, MA
Gregory Carey Middle River, Maryland
Noemí Castell Colomé Barcelona, Spain
Kelsey Chase Windham, NH
Nikiah Childs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
shane clark Philadelphia, PA
Chris Cogell Columbus, OH
Melissa S. Cohen Rego Park, NY
Savannah Crespo Denver, CO
Nick DeWitt Austin, TX
Brianne Dickey New York, NY
Rae Dunn Edmonton, AB
Jasmine Eisner Chicago, IL
Sarah Elise Somerville, MA
Elliann Fairbairn Toronto, Ontario
Andrew Frankel Long Island City, NY
Elisha Friedman New York, NY
Todd Gates Brooklyn, NY
Greg Gershowitz Charlotte, NC
Mark Gilman Queens, NY
Jill Grant Dartmouth, NS
Lily Harrison Seattle, WA
Shawn Hershey NY, NY
Olivia Hillmer New Haven, CT
Jeanette Holmes New York, NY - New York
Gabrielle Hurd St. Paul, MN
Jack Jenkins Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Jenkins Gainesboro, TN
Caren Jensen New York, NY
Virginia Jimenez New York, New York
Grace Jones-Taylor Austin, TX
Riley Karbon Saint Paul, MN
Fenella Kennedy Columbus, OH
Vartan Khachaturov Denver, co
Shoshana Krieger-Joven New York, NY
Pomona Lake Vancouver, BC
Gael Le Mens Barcelona,
Lori Lepak Ithaca, NY
Marc Longhenry Philadelphia, PA
Gina Longo Mountain View, CA
Alan Lotrakul Houston, Tx
Melvin Lu Seattle, WA
Sally MacAdams Thornbury, VIC
Ben Mackey New York, NY
Matthew Martin Montreal, Quebec
Jenn Martinez Watertown, MA
Judith Meer ,
Timothy Miller Brooklyn, NY
Tova Moreno Brooklyn, NY
Jered Morin Montpellier, Provence
Bradley Nathanson Charlotte, North Carolina
Stevenson Nwokenkwo Houston, TX
Kerian Pearson Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Rapp Philadelphia, PA
Katie Reid Englewood, CO
Steve Rekhler Long Island City, NY
Sam Rosenblum medford, ma
Damon Stone Saint Paul, MN
Kelsy Stone Saint Paul, MN
Samuel Sykes New York, ny
Maria Taranov Princeton, NJ
Angel Tripp New York, NY
Jennifer White Urbana, IL
Hugh Wimberly Mountain View, California
Stephen York Cambridge, MA
Eric Zhang Mississauga, Ontario

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