Balboa is another swing-era dance that took off in America in the 1920s and 1930s. It was named after the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. It’s a partnered social dance done to swingin’ jazz and some of its distinguishing features are its close embrace and elegant, shuffling footwork. It evolved in crowded dance halls where space was limited, and because of its neat footwork and compact nature, it’s perfect for faster tempos!
What: Jumptown Swing presents Balboa Classes at the Polo
When: 7:30 pm, Monday 2nd November
Where: The Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner
Cost: $15/class – Bookings essential, Tickets available through the Jumptown Swing website.