Express Track Blues

New York City - September 27-29, 2019

Evening Dance Venue

Friday & Saturday Night

La Nacional

Spanish Benevolent Society

239 West 14th Street, New York, NY

On the last Friday night of almost every month, the Blues Dance New York community celebrates with live music at La Nacional. Run by the Spanish Benevolent Society, La Nacional is located in the heart of Chelsea with a tapas restaurant on its lower level, and an event space on its upper level. The charming upper level is home to some of the most memorable nights in the history of New York’s blues dancing scene, including BDNY’s annual Community Jam. The lighting is intimate and warm, bringing dancers together as close as close embrace can be; the acoustics reverberate music into every corner of the venue, often extending outside to 14th Street. Possibly most important, the floor feels like stepping on a firm cloud with every dance move - which may be attributed to the number dances we’ve hosted there. The point is, everything about the venue is integral to our organization’s DNA and their benevolent staff welcomes us every month with open arms.

Part of the vision of Express Track Blues is to share our home with you, and we are very excited to feature our favorite venue! We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!

Because the folks at La Nacional love us so much, we encourage our regulars and visitors to support them in other ways. So while you're in town, here are extra ways you can help us support La Nacional:
  • Purchase food or drinks when you're at the evening dances for Express Track Blues.
  • Don't forget to tip your bartender!
  • Donate to the Spanish Benevolent Society.
  • Enjoy dinner at La Nacional Restaurant: As a community based restaurant, La Nacional Restaurant is meant to be a gathering place for everyone while offering quality food by Spain’s top chefs.

 

Sunday Night

The Old Guadalupe Church

231 West 14th Street, New York, NY

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe was founded in 1902, and became the first parish in New York City to serve the swelling numbers of Hispanics. While the functional church of the parish now resides at 328 West 14th Street (between 8th and 9th aves), the original location is a converted brownstone just down the street. Our dance will be held in the event space next door to the old chapel, you can enter from the street by going up the outside stairs.

The history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe is one that celebrates and uplifts the Spanish speaking community in New York City. We are able to use this space in collaboration with our friends at the Spanish Benevolent Society. We are excited to share this historical place with you!


 

Class Venue:

Saturday & Sunday

TheaterWorksUSA

TWStudios: Chelsea

151 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY

We are looking forward to holding our classes at TWStudios: Chelsea. This studio space is well known among theater and dancer folk. The rooms are spacious, the staff is acoomodating and it's located right in the middle of everything!

TheaterWorksUSA is also a not for profit theater company dedicated to creating exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America. Blues Dance New York is happy to support their cuase by renting from them and sharing their lovely studio with you.


 

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