Balboa

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Balboa is a swing dance that developed in the late 20’s/early 30’s in Southern California.  It was originally developed for crowded dance floors, emphasizing a close embrace, front-of-body connection, and fancy footwork. Balboa can be enjoyed to all tempos of swing music, traditionally danced to big band era jazz.  A repertoire of more open patterns evolved, which is now referred to as Bal-Swing.  Currently, dancers use a mix of both traditional balboa (known as “pure bal”) and bal-swing patterns to define balboa today.

Upcoming Events

DateTimeTypeTitleDance StyleInstructorSkill Level
Feb. 21 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Feb. 21 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingYurina ShinIntermediate, Level 2, Level 3, Pre Intermediate
Feb. 28 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Feb. 28 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingYurina ShinIntermediate, Level 2, Level 3, Pre Intermediate
Feb. 28 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Mar. 07 (Tue)09:30pm-12:30amPartyWhite Heat - Balboa Practice with live musicBalboa, Swing

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