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. 20 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
Feb. 20 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
Feb. 20 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Feb. 20 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa
Feb. 24 (Sat)03:00pm-05:00pmWorkshopSpins, Turns & Pivots: TechniqueArgentine Tango, Balboa, Ballroom, Blues, Cha-Cha, Hustle, Latin Dances, Salsa on 2, Swing, West Coast SwingRobert VanceOpen
Feb. 27 (Tue)07:30pm-08:30pmGroup ClassBalboa: Bal Swing & ShufflesBalboa, SwingLainey SilverIntermediate, Level 3
Feb. 27 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa AdvancedBalboa, SwingYurina ShinAdvanced, Level 5
Feb. 27 (Tue)08:30pm-09:30pmGroup ClassBalboa FoundationsBalboa, SwingLainey SilverBeginner, Adv Basics, Level 1, Level 2
Feb. 27 (Tue)09:30pm-11:30pmPartyBalboa PracticeBalboa

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