Hidden Charms – Blues Dance Workshop

Block the weekend of 29 & 30 of June in your calendar because Leigh & Dáire will be back in town!

This time we’ll have not 1, but 2 full days of Blues workshops & Parties with live music!

We have carefully put together a program that aims to expand everyone’s understanding of the richness & variety of the Blues Music & Dances, and we will all learn how to dance them!


The full pass for the Hidden Charms weekend costs 80€, including the Saturday party with Live Music by the Blues Shack and the Sunday Tea dance with more Live music by Jota & Miguel! There are also two extra optional classes: a challenge class on Saturday and a DJ workshop Sunday, that you can register for through the same registration form. Single Day Passes & Party tickets are also for sale through the registration form until midnight of the 28th, and at the door in the day itself!

It all takes place in Cuartito Azul – Schoterbosstraat 17, 3032 CN Rotterdam

Take a look at the program & schedule:


12:00 . Open Doors

12:15 . Group Warm-Up

12:30 – 13:30 .  Ritmos & Breaks

13:45 – 14:45 . Chicago Triple

15:00 – 16:00 . Latin Blues

16:15 – 17:15 . Optional Challenge class

21:00 – 01:00 . Party with live music by The Blues Shack!


12:00 . Open Doors

12:15 . Group Warm-Up

12:30 – 13:30 . Close embrace

13:45 – 14:45 . Travelling Ballroom 1

15:00 – 16:00 . Travelling Ballroom 2

16:15 – 17:15 . Optional DJ class

18:00 – 21:00 . Sunday Tea Dance with live music by Jota & Miguel!

Next to the wonderful Blues Shack, Jota & Miguel that will be bringing live music to our parties, we have a lovely DJ crew!

They are Anne, Leigh, Fionn, Dáire & Isabel!

Here is the Facebook Event!

Teacher’s Bio:

Leigh and Dáire met at a Lindy event in 2013, but they knew they were destined to come together and save the universe when a Facebook quiz said they should live together. Fast forward to 2017, and that fateful quiz had come to pass, with these kids creating a den of dance-geekery in the beautiful city of Valencia!

Since discovering the blues, Leigh has succumbed hopelessly to its charms. She brings the essence of the sultry, soulful blues to dance floors; competing, teaching and DJing in Scotland and around Europe. She also knows how to throw a mighty-fine party and is notorious for bringing together kick-ass events in her home scene, Edinburgh, including the love-fest that is The Spoonful! Leigh’s mission in life is to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of every dance, and her welcoming classes are rooted in this philosophy.

Dáire likes his music like he likes his whiskey – aged and mellow. He was born under a bad sign in Holland and has both lived, taught and DJed blues all over Europe. A mover and a shaker in more ways than one, he is one of the founders of blues dance scene in Delft, Holland and co-organises Crash! The Delft Blues Festival every February. Daire is always researching and expanding his knowledge of blues music and dance both on and off the floor. He wants to share the joy of connection with yourself, your partner, the music, and the environment. Teaching together, the atmosphere Leigh & Daire create in every class is playful and open. Wherever you are with your blues dancing, they’ll make sure you leave with a swagger in your walk and a smile on your face!