Balboa today is commonly used as a general term for dances that come from southern California during the 1920's and 30's. Which makes the history very confusing. The Original Balboa dancers have long passed and many of the swing dancers that followed continued to use their steps and sometimes styles to integrate into their "swing" dancing which some people today call "bal-swing". Continue reading about "Balboa
A closed position dance that was founded on Balboa Island. Come learn the basic and a few moves to get you out on the dance floor.
Beg Balboa and Shag Series
Early Balboa and Collegiate Shag in the same Series!
Beg Balboa Series
Learn the essentials to becoming a great Balboa and Bal Swing dancer.
As early as 1915, Southern Californians have been dancing their very own form of swing known as the Balboa. Originating in the Balboa Peninsula of Orange County, this dance incorporates intricate footwork with smooth body movements, creating a fast paced glide most enjoyed by the couple dancing the steps.
The Balboa gained worldwide popularity throughout the 30's and 40's, and is still danced today anywhere swing dancing is appreciated.
The series we are now offering at ATOMIC Ballroom Covers the basic hold, an introduction to lead and follow, the shuffling basic, transition, loly kicks, come around and toss out and repetition to music.
Beg Int Balboa
If you have taken some Balboa classes recently but don't feel quite ready for an intermediate class, or if you think you are an intermediate Balboa dancer but need to refine your basics, this class is for you! This class will move at a faster pace than a regular Beginner class so prepare to be challenged!
Beg Int Balboa Series
Have you taken some Balboa classes recently but don't feel quite ready for an intermediate class? Or are you an intermediate Balboa dancer but need to refine your basics? Then this class is the perfect option for both levels of dancers! This class will be a progressive class that will lead you through different techniques and styles. Prepared to be challenged as these classes will move at a faster pace than a regular Beginning class.
You should be comfortable with your basic and a few basic moves. This class will add on to your knowledge and give you some helpful technique.
Int Balboa and Shag Series
Int Balboa and Shag Series
Int Balboa Series
After you feel comfortable with the basics of Balboa and Bal-Swing, this class will help expand those basics into more complex patterns, turns and variations.
Int Adv Balboa
Learn more complex patterns, syncopations and technique in this vintage swing dance style created in the 1930s. This will include adding more variety to your basics, adding turns for leads and follows and giving you the stamina to dance faster.
Int Adv Balboa Series: Balboa Heaven
If you already know foundational Balboa then get ready for 'Balboa Heaven'
'Balboa Heaven' is a fun filled romp through the world of smooth moves, and tight footwork.
Throughout this series of classes you will learn intermediate level steps and variations, create a better flow using musicality, develop flawless transitions, and take a deeper look at lead and follow.
Don't miss out on this foot shufflin' paradise!
Int Adv Balboa Series: Musicality
Have you mastered the basics in Balboa and looking for a way to spice up your basics? This class is a great way to figure out new variations to this footwork oriented dance.
Int Adv Balboa: Musicality
Advanced concepts and connection to making your dances more musical, inspirational and fun!
Adv Balboa Series
Think you know Balboa? Just wait till you take this intense Balboa Series. This will definately take your Balboa to the next level.