Workshop Teachers!


Grey Armstrong

Grey found blues dancing long ago when dancing with his grandfather as a child. At university he found others doing a dance similar to what he knew, and clung to the familiar music. Grey is internationally known for innovative classes, deep cultural context, an intuitive learning style and leaving students with a lingering feeling they have been changed beyond just dance. He loves to challenge students physically but also intellectually and emotionally, with his experience based teaching.

Personally he is striving towards elevating his technical skills and playfulness while dancing and brings that into his classes hoping to lead by example and show that we can always be learning. Grey writes obsidiantea.com, a site with helpful resources. Combine all this with his skill as a dancer, being known for musicality and performance, Grey has cultivated unique respect as an All star division competitor in the USA.

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Nathaniel Abrea

Nathaniel is a nationally acclaimed blues dancer who is known for having precise musicality, playful movements, and expressive body shaping as a lead, follow, and solo dancer.

His intuitive approach allows him to craft intellectually accessible lessons that reward students with new techniques to challenge themselves on their own time. He executes each lesson with as much patience as he has excitement, and hopes to empower his students to start navigating their own personal expression.

Nathaniel continually strives for new ways to grow in hopes that he can share his newfound knowledge and experiences with his students.


Event Schedule


Dance is at Chumash Auditorium


Social Dance!


Lessons & Dance at Studio @-Ryan’s American Dance

10:45am-11am: Warm-up Dance

11am-12pm: Class 1

12:15pm-1:15pm: Class 2

1:15pm-1:45pm: Snack break!

1:45pm-2:45pm: Class 3

3pm-4pm: Class 4

9pm-1:30am: Social Dance!


Lessons at Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly in the University Union

10:45am-11am: Warm-up Dance

11am-12pm: Class 5

12:15pm-1:15pm: Class 6

1:15pm-1:45pm: Snack break!

1:45pm-2:45pm: Class 7

3pm-4pm: Class 8



T-shirt sales are now closed. There will be a limited number available at the door of the event.



**Must be registered for whole weekend to volunteer**


Private Lessons

Teacher Rates


$50 for students

$70 for non-students

Venue Locations

Studio @- Ryan’s American Dance

202 Tank Farm Rd

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

**In the back of the lot, drive straight back and you will see it**


Chumash Auditorium

McPhee University Union

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

**Located inside the University Union on the second floor**