I am not the biggest fan of blues dancing although I do enjoy it! I like swing because it's super fast paced and you're always moving. Blues is slower so it's not really my thing but I can enjoy it. =)
Had my first experience with blues dancing about a month ago, and felt like I was right at home. I've always liked the music, since I was a kid, listening to my older-brother-the-musician jam with his buddies. But I never tried blues dance until I was literally dragged into a basement in Houston, where I found great music and musical dancers who understand about connection but don't do the hypercritical crap the WCS folks do. One of these days, I'm going to the Friday blues dance in NY. Just for some let-my-hair-down fun.
So, the regular blues dance in NY is on Fridays? I'm moving there in a week and a half, and I haven't looked up when or where the local dances are, yet. Their facebook group has a handful of photos; I'm surprised to see that their regular blues dance seems to have the same level of attendance as dance in Austin.
Ha! I was just about to start a thread on this...glad there's another blues dancer here! I love blues dancing...it's probably my favorite dance style altogether, east coast swing being my second favorite (hence my username). I really like how you don't have to focus so much on getting your footwork just right and focus more on just feeling the music. I also enjoy the room it leaves for improvisation.