Nelle Cherry & Adam Speen will be in Boston May 30 – 31 teaching another set of fantastic workshops and registration is now open. Ridiculous discounts end April 13 — save a lot of bucks!
Seriously, you should register right now.
Classes: We’ll be teaching Balboa Fundamentals B in February 2015! The content of this class will be suitable for anyone who has taken our Fundamentals A / Intro to Balboa class at least once. We will cover rhythm, connection, review of the basics you know, and some new figures to build vocabulary and improve transitions! Classes will be happening Tuesday nights at 8pm at the Dance Complex. Check out the class descriptions and our Balboa at the Dance Complex page for more information and registration!
Jen Barnett Workshops: An exciting weekend of classes especially focused on followers and the leaders who love them! Saturday February 28 will have classes for followers working solo, and Sunday March 1 will have classes for leaders and followers working together on follow-focused topics. Everyone’s partnering skills will end up stronger…and that’s the key to MOAR BALBOA FUN! Classes will be held at the Armory in Somerville, and we’ll have a Speakeasy immediately following Sunday’s classes! Registration is open now at Traffic-Stopping Balboa: Jen Barnett Workshops!
BoaSA & Speakeasy: The next Balboa Speakeasy will be at Brass Union (formerly Precinct Bar in Union Sq) from 3:30-7:00pm, immediately following the Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon practice Sunday, February 8, from 1-3pm at the Dance Complex in Studio 4! Come out and play with us! NOTE that this is the SECOND SUNDAY of February, not our usual first Sunday, because of the sportball event happening February 1. (Go Pats!) Also notice the start times are ONE HOUR EARLIER than usual this time, because of when we could get space at Dance Complex.
And by popular demand, we are also running an additional BoaSA practice session on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, from 2-4pm as usual in Studio 4. There’s plenty of time to practice some Bal and still get yourself parked in front of some chicken wings in time for kickoff. See you there!
Oh hey, look! More awesome instructors who will be teaching at TinkerBal in October! This time it’s Laura Keat (with Jeremy Otth) winning the ACBC Open in 2013! The TinkerBal workshops may be sold out but there will be plenty of room at the awesome social dances in the evenings! Mark your calendars for October 3-5!
Classes: drop-in intro classes in September at Dance Complex! On Tuesdays in September, we’ll teach our usual beginner Balboa content, but tweaked a little bit to be drop-in-friendly. That means you can register for just one class, or a few, or all four classes. Send your friends who need to learn Bal, and come yourself to brush up the bits you still struggle with!
Peter Flahiff: And in October/November, Peter Flahiff will be in residence here in Boston! Peter is an internationally-renowned social dancer, performer, and teacher of Balboa and Lindy Hop, and we are thrilled to collaborate with New School Swing in bringing him to Boston and the New England region this fall!
BoaSA & Speakeasy: We’re sad to report that we’re canceling the September BoaSA and Balboa Speakeasy scheduled for September 7. Instead, you should check out the Greater Boston Vintage Society’s Dixieland Cruise, September 7 featuring Dan Gabel’s High Society Orchestra! It runs from 1-5pm and departs from Rowe’s Wharf in Boston at 2pm.
Holy crap, lots going on!
Classes: In August, we’re offering TWO Balboa class series, because y’all just can’t get enough! Jason Swihart & Shana Worel will teach on Thursdays at the Whistle Stop, offering a beginner series followed by an intermediate series. Registration is NOW OPEN!
Because they (like we) are big fans of always revisiting fundamentals, there is a 50% discount available on the beginner class for anyone who has taken a beginner-Balboa series from Boston Balboa or from NSS. If you took one of our beginner classes in the past or the Balboa for Lindy Hoppers NSS class in July, you qualify for the 50% discount on the beginner class. We hope to see lots of you taking both classes in August, because there’s lots more Balboa coming up this fall! Bring your friends!
BoaSA & Speakeasy: We hope everyone will come out to Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon on Sunday, August 3, to practice all the stuff we learned! And join us at Speakeasy immediately afterward at the Tavern at the End of the World for drinks, food, and dancing! (Sadly, we know lots of you will be at the rescheduled Lawn Party instead – have fun!)
Social dancing: PLUS: the next Saturday Night Shuffle will be August 16 at the Dilboy VFW in Davis Square – cash bar! awesome DJ music! social dancing!
Also coming soon — more classes in September at Dance Complex! And in October/November, Peter Flahiff will be in residence here in Boston! Peter is an internationally-renowned social dancer, performer, and teacher of Balboa and Lindy Hop, and we are thrilled to collaborate with New School Swing in bringing him to Boston and the New England region this fall! And let’s not forget TinkerBal — the workshops may be sold out but there will be some awesome social dancing to be had! Mark your calendars!
Hope to see you soon, dancing Bal!
It’s hard to believe it’s already the middle of July, but we’re happy that it means that Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault will be in Boston in just a few short days!
Haven’t registered yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time to sign up HERE with perfectly reasonable pre-registration rates! (and then you can get a discount for the dance Saturday night at Uptown Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School!)
If you’re looking for a Balboa tune-up before then, Jason Swihart and Shana Worel are teaching a Balboa for Lindy Hoppers series at New School Swing this month. This Wednesday will only be the second class in the series, and there will be plenty of useful pointers even for more experienced Balboa dancers — check it out if you can!