Blues Dance Workshop with Dan Repsch

Blues Dance Workshop with Dan Repsch

Drumroll, please! We are thrilled to announce that the talented and enthusiastic dancer Dan Repsch is coming to Dublin this Summer. Join us on the 6th and 7th July as Dan brings his passion and expertise to the DTB community for a killer workshop!

Registration is now closed.

Workshop Class Descriptions:

During this workshop we will explore some exciting topics:

  • Blues Grooves: This class is all about the groove! First we'll figure out what it means, and then we'll explore the many different ways to embody a groove. We'll layer grooves both over our basics and other movements. 
  • Foundational Blues Rhythms: Let's explore the rhythms that appear most commonly in blues music, and the different ways we can use these rhythms as dancers. Sometimes we’ll mirror what we hear, sometimes riff from it, sometimes fill empty space, and ultimately we’ll open up our expressive opportunities.
  • Axis Awareness: We’ll increase our awareness and give movement ideas based on communicating different kinds of full and partial axis shifts, and with enough time even explore asymmetrical partner dancing over a single axis.
  • Chill Fast Dancing: This class is about keeping it chill, comfortable, and relaxed, even to fast music. 

Workshop Levels:

This is an All Levels workshop but we would encourage you to attend at least 3 Bluesday Drop-in Classes prior to the workshop. 

Dan will be teaching new moves and styles so that both beginners & advanced dancers will get the most out of this workshop and enhance your Blues dancing.


Special Talk

Are you passionate about Blues music and dancing? Do you want to learn the secrets of DJing for dancers? Don't miss this special opportunity to join renowned Blues teacher & DJ extraordinaire Dan Repsch for an insightful and engaging 1-hour talk right before our social night.


Please arrive around 10-15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.

* Note: Schedule subject to confirmation

Saturday 6th July
14:00 - 15:30    Blues Grooves
15:30 - 15:45    Break 
15:45 - 17:15    Foundational Blues Rhythms

20:00 - 21:00    Special Talk
21:00 - 00:00    Social Night

Sunday 7th July:
14:00 - 15:30    Axis Awareness
15:30 - 15:45    Break
15:45 - 17:15    Chill Fast Dancing

After the workshop, join us at Arthur's Jazz & Blues Pub at 8pm for live music with Jawbone!


  • Solo Registration (Talk & Social included): €130

  • Couple Registration (Talk & Social included): €230

  • Talk & Social Night Pass: €10 at the door or via Eventbrite

We aim to provide a good balance between the number of leads and follows. We would encourage signing up to a “Couple Registration” ticket to help keep the role ration as even as possible.  Please note, your registration to the workshop is complete once you receive a confirmation email directly from Downtown Blues, not just Eventbrite. 


Special Discount for Outside Dublin Groups

We are pleased to offer a discounted price for groups of 5 or more from outside Dublin. Enjoy this exclusive offer and bring your friends to experience a memorable event at a reduced rate. For more details, please contact us at before purchasing your tickets.

Venue Information:

Workshop classes will be held at InDance (The Barley House, The Liberties, D08 DWK0)

Special Talk & Social Night will be held at Juno Bar (58 Dorset Street Lower, D01 EP86)

Know the teachers

Dan Repsch

Dan is immersed in the music and the movement. As a teacher, his enthusiastic approach brings a focus on innovation, connection, and attention to your partner. As a veteran DJ, he's played for events across 4 continents, DJing everything from international events to local dances. He’s also organized both locally and for international events, including a Head DJ role in BluesSHOUT! and The Balboa/Blues Experiment. In the end, Dan is most excited to work hard at improving the dance and to see people break through their boundaries.