Geeks Will Unite!

Blues Geek is a workshop weekend designed to explore blues music, dancing, and the modern culture in a way few have seen before.


ABOUT Blues Geek

Located in Nashville, Music City U.S.A., Blues Geek serves as an intensive hands-on blues weekend offering a variety of dance classes and live music. Truly what makes Blues Geek unique among blues dance events is its focus on exploring blues in modern culture. Whether you are taking a dance class or attending one of the many academic and community-building panels, the weekend is aimed at helping dancers grow and become more aware of the historical past of the dance and music, and more in tune with where the community as a whole is going. 

This year, we are excited to focus on blues idioms. Not sure what that means? That's fine! We have an entire weekend to tell you about them.


About Blues Dance Nashville

Blues Dance Nashville is dedicated to the conservation and promotion of traditional Blues dancing and music in the Nashville community. We strive to reach this through teaching the original blues aesthetic and how to relate to blues music with through our dances. Founded 2013.

Blues Dance Nashville hosts a number of blues-focused events in Nashville, TN, including: Blues Geek (President's Day weekend annually); Southbound Blues Exchange (August annually); Back Porch Blues (monthly); and practicums (weekly).



Blues Geek made its first appearance at the 3rd Mo' Better Blues workshop weekend in 2017. Originally, the Blues Geek concept was represented as only academic and community-building panels hosted by several blues dancers from around the country. In 2018, Blues Geek premiers as its own event, inclusive of panels, dance classes, competitions, and live music social dances. 



Kenneth Shipp,

BDN President/Blues Geek Board

Heather Adkins,

BDN Vice Pres./Blues Geek Board

Amanda Adams, BDN Secretary

Lenny Sharlett, BDN Adviser

Amy Bond, BDN Project Manager

Sally Adams, BDN Safe Space Coordinator