As many things, the idea of holding the Good Fellow Blues Sessions (GFBS) came from meetings: meeting two special dancers (Carla Frade and Marta Martinho) in particular, meeting with the Blues dance community in general. At some festivals, I had the pleasure to dance with Carla and Marta, who even if they were already amazing dancers were nonetheless approachable, joyful, and eager to share about Blues dancing. They were not Blues dance teachers yet, but could have brought so much to any dancer community ! During these festivals, the Blues community appeared to me so rich, with so many talents, that the idea for holding a week-end and putting together these talents, hidden or internationally acclaimed, arose.
In 2017, Carla and Marta, now Blues dance teachers, agreed, with their dance partners Joao and Daire, to come and share their knowledge during the 1rst Good Fellow Blues Sessions. In 2018, Nick and Ilaria agreed to join us for the 2nd edition, and we loved their energy, technique, and kindness. In 2019, Agnieszka and Konrad came from Poland to share with us their love of Blues, and Yannick and Sandrine added some spices with tango ! In 2020, just pure Blues : the North will meet the South !
So why the Good Fellow Blues Sessions ? To dance Blues, and share the talent that we all have !