Balboa Level II

This series is intended for people who have done at least an Introductory Balboa class previously.  Pre-requisites are both Balboa basics (up-hold and down-hold), toss-outs, and Out & Ins.

Each class will be taught as a separate, stand-alone topic.  So if you aren't available for all 3, you can still come to the ones you are available for.

When:  Saturday afternoons, starting March 21st, 2020.  Classes start at 3:30 and end at 5:00 p.m., which includes 15 minutes of practice time. 


        March 21 - Pure Bal moves

        March 28 - Out & Ins review/refine technique and add new variations

        April 4 - Toss-out review/refine technique and add new variations

Where:  DanceTown studio, 1574 Walkley Road, Ottawa (entrance at the back). Parking is at the back, or at the strip mall next door. (see map below or click here: )        

How much:  $15/per person for 1 class; $25/per person for 2 classes; $36.00/person for all 3 classes, payable in cash or cheque at the first class you attend, or by e-transfer in advance.               

Note:  please register as soon as possible, so that we can try to keep a balance of leads and follows.   Click on the "Register" link above to register.                              

What is Balboa?

Balboa is a vintage swing dance.  It originated in southern California in the 1920s and 30s and is named for the Balboa Peninsula.  It is danced primarily in close embrace and involves subtle communication between the partners including weight shifts.  As such, it is regarded as more of a dancer's dance than a spectator's dance.  It can be danced at almost any speed, but is typically done to faster tempos. Balboa is a great swing dance to add to your repertoire to allow you to dance comfortably at fast tempos, and as a complementary swing dance, will improve your Lindy Hop as well.

Here's a sample video from two of the best in the world.

Map for DanceTown, 1574 Walkley Road