There are no classes for absolute beginners in this workshop!
Class for level Improver or higher
Add some Ad-Libs! (Pure Bal)
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023: 10am – 12.15pm (incl. 15-minute break)
Musicality and communication in Pure Bal. We’re going to play with different rhythms and directions in Ad-Libs. This will inspire your creativity as an individual dancer and in the couple and opens many options to shape amazing dances together.
You know your Uphold- and Downhold Basics as well as other basic patterns of Pure-Bal and Bal-Swing like Come-Around, Toss-Out, Ad-Libs, Lollies, In-and-Outs or Swivels. You can still dance comfortably at around 190 BPM.
Classes for level Intermediate or higher
It’s all about Momentum! (Bal-Swing)
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023: 2pm – 4.15pm (incl. 15-minute break)
Bal-Swing lives from momentum, flow and redirections. Both partners are influencing each other constantly with how they move, how they rotate, how much energy they add or take away. Explore your own movement and how it influences the dance in a playful way.
In addition to basic steps and patterns you also know variations of these and can combine them while social dancing in different ways. You can still dance comfortably at around 210 BPM.
What would we do without Out-n-Ins? (Bal-Swing)
Sunday, Oct 8, 2023: 11am – 1.15pm (incl. 15-minute break)
Great basics are the foundation for great dances. In this class we’re exploring a wide range of dynamics and textures in Out-Ins that allow you to express yourself, inspire your partner and shape the dance truly together.
In addition to basic steps and patterns (see above) you also know variations of these and can combine them easily in different ways while social dancing. You can still dance comfortably at around 210 BPM.
Advanced Concepts in Balboa:
Footwork Magic (Pure Bal)
Sunday, Oct 8, 2023: 3pm – 5.15pm (incl. 15-minute break).
What’s your Pure Bal Basic? And can you tell what your partner likes? Two of many interesting questions we’re going to play with, to help you find joy, freedom and a great partnership alike in your Pure Bal.
Please read the level descriptions above and think about what you can add to these according to your abilities or knowledge and where your Balboa-journey is going. We trust you to know if this is the right class for you! You can still dance comfortably at around 230 BPM.