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Balboa World

A guide to the various Balboa communities and teachers around the world. We only list sites that are either, dedicated specifically to Balboa, or, offer regular tuition in Balboa, or, have significant content related to the dance. If you know of other sites that you think should be listed here then please drop us an email so that we can include them.

Balboa Camps & Festivals
There are three principal Balboa events held each year with an international representation of dancers. All these events offer workshops with top Balboa teachers together with social dances in the evenings. They are all dedicated solely to Balboa as opposed to just regular Lindy events that might also offer some classes in Balboa.

AprilBalboa RendezvousSan Diego/Newport Beach, USA
JuneAll Balboa WeekendCleveland, USA
OctoberLondon Balboa FestivalLondon, England

In addition, there are an increasing number of other Balboa weekend workshops organized in various places. Some of these are just one offs but many are developing into regular annual events. Here are some of these:

02-03/02/08Montpellier Balboa RendezvousMontpellier, France
08-10/02/08Paris Balboa & Shag FestivalParis, France
18-20/07/08Balboa BallyhooReading, UK
26-28/09/08Balboa BarmyReading, UK
03-10/09/08Canadian Balboa ChampionshipsQuebec City, Canada
01-02/11/08Eastern Balboa ChampionshipsRaleigh, USA
11-15/12/08SF Bal FestivalSan Francisco, USA
04-07/12/08Frenchie Balboa FestivalToulouse, France
07-08/03/09Cotswold Balboa FestivalCheltenham, UK

General Balboa Resources

Balboa NationDedicated Balboa portal including an active discussion forum.
BalboafeetLots of snippets of information concerning the history of Balboa.
Only BalboaEuropean Balboa portal.

Balboa around the World
Some of these organisations are bigger than just the individual's names that have been listed. We have only listed the names of the people who are the principle contacts concerning Balboa.

Great BritainThe Lindy CircleDan Guest. Regular weekly Balboa classes & club.
 London Swing Dance SocietySimon Selmon. Occasional Balboa classes.
 Cheltenham Balboa BunchGraham & Gill. Regular weekly Balboa classes.
 Northampton & Leicester Swing Dance SocietyGeoff Connelly. Occasional Balboa classes.
FranceStudio HopAnne-Helene & Bernard. Regular Balboa courses.
 144 Dance AvenueBruno & Veronique. Occasional Balboa courses.
 Spirit of LindyPierre, Marie, Elsa. Occasional Balboa courses.
 Les Fous Du SwingGilles & Myriam. Occasional Balboa courses.
 Swing Cat CieCathy & Gilbert. Occasional Balboa courses.
GermanyWorld of SwingMarcus & Bärbl.
SwedenSwing KattenJanne & Trina. Occasional Balboa courses.
USA2PlySwingJoel & Alison. Regular Balboa courses.
 Ants in the Pants DanceMarty & Jen.
 BalboaSwingSteve & Heidi. Regular Balboa classes.
 Bal-SwingNick & Denise. Regular Balboa courses.
 California Historical Jazz Dance FoundationPeter Loggins.
 David RehmDavid Rehm. Regular Balboa classes.
 Erik & SylviaErik & Sylvia.
 Get Hep SwingMarty & Valerie. Regular Balboa courses.
 Hop to the BeatTony and Aurelie. Regular Balboa classes.
 Jonathan and SylviaJonathan and Sylvia. Regular Balboa classes.
 Randy & KaraRandy & Kara. Regular Balboa classes.
 Yeahman ProductionsRob & Diane.
CanadaSwingConneXionZack & Maryse. Occasional Balboa courses.
AustraliaSwing PatrolDave & Claudia. Occasional Balboa courses.


This list is not exhaustive. There are other organisations that sometimes offer occasional Balboa classes or workshops. Some of these don't have their own web sites, others have little or no Balboa content on their web sites at present so have not been listed.

If you know of other sites that you think should be listed here then please drop us an email so that we can include them.



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