Jan. 26, 2018 to Jan. 28, 2018 (in 3 days)
Raleigh/Durham, NC, US



Registration is still open!

Register now! Full weekend passes will be available at the door but will be more expensive.

Head on over to our website for the schedule, class description, venues, and other important details. Follow our Facebook event for the most up-to-date information.

RDU Blues is an open, welcome, and inclusive scene. We have a strong commitment to safe spaces. Please read our community values.

We’re pulling out all the stops for our 5th anniversary and final year! Check out all the great stuff we’re got in store for you:

  • Daytime dance workshops are back! Enjoy classes with internationally known instructors Ruth Evelyn & Mike Grosser and Campbell Miller & Philippe Wilson.

  • Amazing live blues music from the Al Holbrook Band out of Tennessee and our very own local Bull City Blues Band. Plus amazing DJs and a late-night fusion performance from Janxx.

  • New this year: Blues history and culture talks with TWO renowned music and dance scholars: Dr. Tommy DeFrantz and Dr. Chris Wells. Learn more about this art form we all love!

  • Back by popular demand: Taco bar on Sunday!

  • New this year: a one-day beginner’s track on Saturday.

  • Performances from our fellow dancers on Saturday night!

  • And more!

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Beginner Track Pass

If you are new to blues dancing or have only been dancing a couple of months, this is the track for you! This pass allows you to go to ALL the dances all weekend, along with one day of beginner-friendly classes. The Beginner Track classes are ONLY ON SATURDAY so you can concentrate on the basics and not be overwhelmed.

Full Weekend Pass

Admission to all classes and dances! We have three tiers based on your ability to pay. Most will choose STANDARD. But if you are really tight on funds, you can register at the "A LITTLE HELP" rate. For those who are able, we appreciate your paying a little extra at the BENEFACTOR level to help offset the cost of our community members who can't contribute as much.

Dance Only Pass

No lessons for you! But you get into every dance of the weekend with this pass.