Caroline & John's BALBOA FRIDAYS
2nd & 4th Friday each month
at Institute Hall, The Row, Higham Road, Stratford St. Mary
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contact 01206 735461 / 07760 237419 or
7:15 doors open 7:30 ~ 8:30 Basics - for beginners, or as revision or warm-up
8:30 ~ 9:30 Main class (Intermediates)
9:30 ~ 10:45 great music for dancing & socialising
The hall has tea / coffee making facilities,
but no bar, so BYO drinks if required.
Everyone welcome with or without a partner.
If you're already a Balboa dancer,
we'd love you to come join us too …
£5 (£3 if only come to dance after classes)
our Fridays :
June 24th •
July 8th & 22nd & 29th •
turn off main road thru' village, at sharp corner junction of Upper St. & Lower St.
near large cream old Water Pumphouse ~ turn alongside beamed painted house, then ≈250m
2016 BADGER BOOGIE DANCES
dancing to great music — for Swing Jive Lindy Balboa Rock'n'Roll Strolls
7 ~ 11:45 — with first hour a free taster class
£8 advance, £10 on door tea/coffee provided — BYO drinks
All proceeds in aid of Essex Wildlife Trust
to protect threatened wildlife on Essex nature reserves
contact 01621 862960 or email@example.com
— see BadgerBoogie.co.uk
Saturday 1st October ~ DJs Andy AV8 & Terry the Baker Boy
Witham Public Hall Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY
taster class 7p.m. for the Big Apple
Saturday 26th November ~ DJs Texas Tommy & Vintage Rob
Silver End Village Hall The Broadway, Silver End (near Witham) CM8 3RQ
taster class 7p.m. for the Madison
Thursday 21st July ~ ideal practice / social evening — 7:30 ~ 10:45
hosted by Mick Scutt at the Stratford venue, where you can have fun swapping moves
& even get some ad-hoc help consolidating what's been taught in the various local lessons …
whilst dancing swing-jive, balboa, lindy-hop, social-foxtrot & strolls to Mick's music selection
[ also Aug. 18th & Sep. 15th — see Bal-Swing-Nights.co.uk]
What is Balboa ? …
If you like swing music and you like social partner dancing,
you'll love Balboa as much as we do. It originated on the crowded dance floors of
the early Swing Dance era, and is now experiencing an exciting worldwide revival.
There is a subtle interaction between the leader & follower in a close hold position.
Most of the action is in the footwork, which can sometimes be quite fast.
In its later form, known as Bal-swing, opening out from the closed position
allows for extra variation and improvisation.
Its popularity is growing fast — so don't miss out !
for a selection of Balboa videos
(as indexed by “East Anglia Dance”)
click »» here