Learn the important stuff in one afternoon!
Balboa is “the dancer’s dance” – it just feels good! (plus it makes your Lindy better!)
Crash courses take the content we’d normally present over the span of a month of weekly classes and compress it into a single afternoon. It can be a lot of information to digest, but it’s a great option for people who’ve had some Balboa in the past but never got comfortable with it, for those with other previous experience with swing dance connection and lead/follow dynamics, and of course, for those whose schedules prevent them from attending our regular weeknight classes.
No partner necessary. Bring a clean pair of shoes, preferably with slightly slick soles.
Crash Course for Beginners
In one afternoon (typically 4-5 hours on a Saturday), the original Balboa Crash Course is an introduction to the dance and will cover the basic figures and connection techniques of Balboa, and give you the skills you need to dance Balboa socially. The Crash Course is intended for students with previous swing dance experience, but beginners up for a challenge are welcome too! (It’s also a great way to review your fundamentals if you’ve learned Balboa in the past but feel a little rusty.)
Crash Courses for Refining Fundamentals B or C – NEW!
By popular demand, we are now offering our Fundamentals B and Fundamentals C content as crash courses! These one-day classes cover similar content to our four-week Fundamentals B or Fundamentals C series, and are aimed at continuing students. These “continuer” crash courses are not for true beginners, but require that students have taken either the Intro to Balboa Crash Course or the Intro to Balboa Fundamentals A series.
Upcoming crash courses:
The Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Room B3 (basement dance studio)
Cost: $50 walk-in / $40 if you register by December 1st.
(If you have previously taken Fundamentals A Intro to Balboa, you may register for 50% off!)