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
Apr. 24 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
Apr. 24 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
Apr. 24 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Apr. 24 (Tue)09:30pm-12:30amPartyWhite Heat - with live musicBalboa, Swing
May. 01 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
May. 01 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
May. 01 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
May. 08 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
May. 08 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
May. 08 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
May. 12 (Sat)12:00pm-03:00pmWorkshopSlow Balboa Basics & MoreBalboa, SwingYurina ShinOpen
May. 15 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
May. 15 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
May. 15 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
May. 22 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
May. 22 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
May. 22 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
May. 29 (Tue)07:30pm-09:30pmWorkshopBalboa Footwork FrenzyBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate

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