Workshop with Leigh & Dáire

28 July 2018

Right in the middle of our Summer Break, Blues Dance Rotterdam is hosting a full day of Blues Dance Workshops & Party!

Coming all the way from Valencia, our teachers will be the fabulous Leigh & Dáire!

Take a look at the video bellow, and read through their biographies to get to know them =)


Register here!



12:00 – 13:30   Grooving together

14:00 – 15:30   Close Embrace Intensive

16:00 – 17:30   Piedmont

Class descriptions bellow

Party time

20:00 – Blues Dance Taster by Isabel & Fionn

21:00 – 02:00 Dancing the Blues away to Big Bo’s Music!

You can get your Party ticket in advance through the registration form!

Note that tickets at the door will have an increased cost and will be €12,50 – Cash only!


Class Descriptions

Grooving Together – How can you dance through to the end of the night feeling great in your body? Find the groove! We’ll establish a musical groove in each song and explore it within our bodies; using 3 stages of lag to make our connection juicy!

Close Embrace Intensive – Mmmmm-hmmmmm squishy close embrace is what we’re all about! We’ll get into the details of movement within our own bodies and explore the possibilities within this wonderful connection.

Piedmont – Want to dance relaxed, happy and fast to mellow rag rhythms? We’ve got you covered! Join us for an introduction to this lively country blues style, famous for it’s syncopated finger-pickin’ guitar.

The workshops are suited for dancers of all levels, and everyone will be learning both dance roles (leading & following).

The entire program will be taking place in Cuartito Azul – Schoterbosstraat 17, 3032 CN Rotterdam. We will be here!

Blues Dance Rotterdam has a Code of conduct. Please read it carefully.


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!