Missed Registration? Pay at-the-door for Sunday Classes and Sunday Late Night.

Brickyard Dinner & Drinks

Sunday Dinner & Drinks:
(Pass Holders Only)

Blind Willie's Blues Club:
828 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Full Weekend & Dance Pass holders, instructors and staff -- come to the Sunday night dance venue to get some food & drinks and to socialize before the dance.

RSVP on Facebook and answer pre-order food poll.

The Breeze Kings

Sunday Main Dance:
The Breeze Kings

Blind Willie's Blues Club:
828 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

6:45pm - 11:00pm: Weekend & Dance Pass Holders
7:00pm - 11:00pm: At-the-door admissions

  • $20 Sunday Main Dance at-the-door admission
  • Included in Weekend & Dance Passes
  • Weekend & Dance Pass Holders given priority if venue nears capacity and a line forms.
  • $25 for Sunday Main + Late Night combined at-the-door admission

RSVP on Facebook, pay at the door. About the band.

Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Sunday Late Night Dance:
Brickyard Blues DJs

Fat Matt's Rib Shack:
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

11:30pm - 2:00am.

  • $10 at-the-door admission
  • Included in Weekend & Dance Passes

RSVP on Facebook, pay at the door. About the DJs

Incubator of the Blues

Atlanta was a major site for blues music before the advent of commercial recording, and was a key recording center once it began.

Amazing Instructors

We are bringing in some amazing instructors from across the US: Kenneth Shipp, Ruth and Mike as well as Krystal and Adam Wilkerson have already been announced, but there are more to come.

If you have taken classes from them before, you know just how good they are. If you have not already had them, you are in for a treat.

Killer Venues

We have some venues that will make you very happy.

Blue Mark Studios: How do you feel about dancing in a 137 year old former church with magnificent wooden floors?

Blind Willie’s Blues Club: This historic blues club is housed in a building constructed during the height of the early blues era, and dancers have it all to ourselves.

Awesome Bands

Atlanta still has a thriving blues music scene, with bands that tour nationally and internationally. We’d like to share some of them with you.

Big Bill Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), is our musical headliner and 1st announced artist.

Excellent DJs

This year’s DJ lineup has talent spans the country.

They’ve kept dancers moving all over the country and now they’re coming to Atanta.

Celebrate MLK Day in his City

Stay over Monday to celebrate the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his city.

There will be many opportunities all over Atlanta for education, exploration, service and to celebrate his life, ideas and deeds.

Workshop Instructors

Ruth Evelyn

20+ years as a dance instructor teaching across 3 continents

Shares deep technical knowledge, passion for movement & silly fun

Mike Sonder

A top level instructor, dancer, choreographer, performer, and mentor

Relates material intuitively and thoroughly

Krystal Wilkerson

Brings her fervor for connection into all of her dancing and instruction

Upbeat, personal, encouraging, and energetic

Adam Wilkerson

Strongly believes in teaching the context & history of the music & the dance

Analytical approach to connection & value for intuition in dance provides a unique classroom environment

Kenneth Shipp

Brings excitement, authenticity and passion to the classroom

Known for his historical and contextual understanding of blues dance

Julie Brown

Widely known for her expressive dancing and dynamic connection

A clear, thoughtful, and earnest instructor

Grey Armstrong

Known for innovative classes, deep cultural context, and an intuitive learning style

Loves to challenge students physically but also intellectually and emotionally, with his experience based teaching

Musicians and Bands

Big Bill Morganfield

Headlines Saturday Main Dance

The Shadows

Saturday Main Dance

The Breeze Kings

Class Music

Sunday Main Dance

Blues Dance DJs

Charlley Ward


Missed Registration? Pay at-the-door for Sunday Classes and Sunday Late Night.

About us

Blues Dance ATL aims to serve the metro Atlanta blues dance community by nurturing vernacular blues dance education and social blues dancing to live blues bands and DJ'd blues music.

To further that aim, we are throwing Brickyard Blues. There will be lots of dancing, lots of learning, and lots of good blues music.

Brickyard Blues: January 17-20, 2020