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Learn Balboa

  • The Integral Center 2805 Broadway Boulder, CO, 80304 United States (map)

Tuesdays nights are our Balboa classes, which include a Level 1 class and Level 1.5.  To join our Level 1 Balboa class you must have some prior swing dance experience.

Balboa is a swing dance that features tight footwork, a close partnership, and lots of fun! The dance was born in the packed-out ballrooms of California during the Swing Era. Due to space constraints couples were forced to dance close together. From this a beautiful new dance known as Balboa emerged. 

Heather Ballew, who regularly teaches Balboa both nationally and internationally, will be leading these classes.

In Level 1 you will learn the basic footwork and partnering skills, paddles, scoots, and some Balboa swing movements. By the end of the series you should be comfortable with the basic elements of Balboa and will learn how and where to integrate with Lindy Hop.

 In Level 1.5 we will work on our toss outs, swivels, crab walks, come arounds and other essential Balboa moves.  In this series we will get your Bal and Bal Swing up to speed.

Our classes are progressive which means you can join either during Week 1 on May 3rd or Week 2 on May 10th.


7-8 PM: Level 1.5 Balboa

8-9 PM: Level 1 Balboa


 The Integral Center

2805 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304


Each Lesson is $15 or a single punch on your BSD card.

Earlier Event: May 9
Flatiron Stomp
Later Event: May 12
Swing Lab Practice Session