26 October 2020

Balboa classes with Jumptown Swing!

| Sharon Kelley
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Balboa classes are starting at the Polish Club in Turner. Image: Supplied.

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!

Balboa is a partnered social dance. You can sign up and attend with a friend (also known as ‘BYO partner’). You will not rotate partners during class and will only dance with each other, or, you can come along by yourself and join the rotation circle. This means you will rotate partners regularly during class and dance with multiple people.

The Details:

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.


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