Hart & Soul Weekend is a weekend devoted to good soul music and great dancing. Take classes from world-class instructors during the day and dance to awesome music all evening! We invite you to come to Hartford and party like we do.
8 hours of soul dance classes featuring LaTasha Barnes and Javier Johnson — All levels, No partner required
DJ’d dancing on Friday Night
Live band on Saturday night featuring Wurliday
Sunday afternoon send off at a local restaurant (optional)
Hailing from Albany, NY, Wurliday brings together some of the most exciting, dynamic musicians in the live music scene for a lively injection of soul-funk goodness, direct to your ears. The group led by guitarist/songwriter Justin Henricks, and fronted by vocalist Ilana Morris brings forth a new take on combining funk, soul, and songwriting. Behind the vocalists, their rhythm section packs two guitars, bass, drums, and screaming organ that is sure to have you dancing all night long.
Wurliday has been making their way onto the scene in a big way having shared stages with legendary acts such as The Meters, EnVogue, and more. Their latest release, ‘Bedtime Blazer Vol. II’ is the conclusion of a two EP collaboration project that features special guests Jennifer Hartswick, Girl Blue, and Steve Swatkins to name a few. Bedtime Blazer was recorded and produced by Alan Evans (Soulive) at his Iron Wax Studio in Millers Falls, MA.
Friday, Oct 25
8pm-12am: Epic DJ’d Dance, Location TBD
Saturday, Oct 26
10am-5pm: Soul Dance Classes*
8pm-12am: Wurliday Live Soul Music and Dancing
Sunday, Oct 27
11am-4pm: Soul Dance Classes*
4:30pm- : Send Off at a Local Restaurant, Optional
*Class descriptions coming soon
“I Heard it Through the Grapevine” Early Bird
“I Want you Back” (at Hart & Soul)
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (I’m at Hart & Soul!)
“Love Train” (Ticket to Hart & Soul)
**Military ID, Active college student ID, or Senior (will need ID checked at registration)