Hailing from the crowded ballrooms of southern California during the 1930s, this swing dance is known for its close connection, intricate footwork and not needing a lot of dance floor space (i.e. The Chesterfield or Swingin’ at The Uptown). It is typically danced to faster swing music; however, you can dance Balboa at almost any tempo. Because of this connection and style, it makes faster-paced music more available to dancers and is easier to do for all ages of potential dancer.
Bring your friends! Add another dance to your swing dance skills! Brush up on your technique if it’s been a while since you’ve done Balboa!
If you are curious about Balboa, feel free to type in “All Balboa Weekend” into Youtube and enjoy videos of dancers from all over the world.