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
Aug. 22 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
Aug. 22 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
Aug. 22 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Aug. 22 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Aug. 26 (Sat)12:30pm-03:30pmWorkshopBalboa Crash CourseBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner
Aug. 29 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
Aug. 29 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
Aug. 29 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Aug. 29 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Sep. 05 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Sep. 12 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Sep. 19 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Sep. 23 (Sat)03:00pm-06:00pmWorkshopBalboa Choreography (Partner Required)BalboaJen BarnettIntermediate
Sep. 26 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa

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