JookJoint Shimmy Blues (aka, JookJoint, JJS Blues or JJSB) has run biweekly blues dances in NYC since May 2007. These dances evolved from the monthly house parties thrown at the homes of various willing NYC dancers organized by the JookJoint's founder, Hether Samuels, along with Yenneca Ketzis starting in 2003.
Today, the JookJoint parties have entertained as many as 140 guests in a given week. JookJoint also provides dance education in the past through MondayNite Blues Practica and currently through Blueskool & Practica. Through these classes, JookJoint has brought blues dance instructors for workshops including Steven Mitchell, Virginie Jensen, Bill Borgida, Brenda Collins, Ogden Sawyer, Amanda Gruhl, Noelle Gray, Devona Cartier & Josh Boroff, and Mike Leggett.
JookJoint will continue to promote the joy and artistry of blues dancing through its dances, lesson series and workshops.
JookJoint Shimmy Blues is a limited liabiity corporation.