DEXTER GETS THE BLUES

January 8, 2018

Another year has come and gone. A year filled with so much traveling, dancing, learning, and above all, teaching. A year enriched with friends and community all around the world, all in the name and love of Blues. But as much fun there is to be had in my travels, there...

June 1, 2017

After much planning, I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching again in Australia! The last time I visited and taught was in 2013. The teaching tour starts in Perth, WA for Black Swan Blues where I'll be teaching with Australia's own talent and treasure Noni H...

March 21, 2017

It’s March and we’re already nearing the end of the 3rd quarter of 2017! Before any more time passes, I’m taking into account all the traveling, teaching, and dancing I’ve done in 2016. Here’s an overview of my year teaching and dancing Blues around the world (with jus...

October 6, 2016

I just came across this gem of a podcast on Blues music and I’m enjoying the content which I find, not only interesting and entertaining from a purely musical listening standpoint, but also educational from a historical and cultural context.  Hosted by Sleepy Boy Hawki...

May 11, 2015

I’ve been interviewed again by Stephen York of Sweet Choreography Blog, this time for my choreography to Duke Ellington’s “Black Beauty” from a performance in Toronto in November 2013. Find out how this choreography came about, the inspiration behind the dance, who Duk...

March 4, 2015

One of the great privileges I have as a dance instructor is getting to visit countries around the world spreading the joyful tradition of Blues dancing. There is a pride I feel, as well as a responsibility, in cultivating and encouraging the growth of international dan...

September 18, 2014

My choreography and performance for bluesSHOUT! 2014 with Heriberto Perez (Cleveland, OH) to Etta James' song I Prefer You is featured on Sweet Choreography Blog (What Makes The Blues Work) for the month of July. Stephen York interviews me to find out about my tho...

September 17, 2014

It's not everyday you  get to hear your name mentioned in a song. The lovely and talented singer-songwriter and uke-slinger from Boston, MA Amy Kucharik does just that for yours truly in a groovy song called Dance Crush Blues! This new version relea...

December 30, 2011

My very first blog post (before I had a blog) in the “News & Updates” section of my previous website (for archival purposes):

For more info about the book Jookin': The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture by Katrina Hazzard-Gordon, click here.

June 1, 2011

Dexter Santos is an international Blues dance instructor and performer currently based in Seattle, Washington and has called Santa Clara, California; Indianapolis, Indiana; Austin, Texas; and Barcelona, Spain home.  He travels around the country and around the world sp...

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