CLASSES

ALEXANDER TABAKOV
ANDREAS OLSSON
ANNA-MARIA BERNHARD
GIO OLLA
JENNIFER J LEE
MICKEY FORTANASCE
MOE SAKAN
NATASHA DEVYATKINA
OLGA MARINA

OLIVIER HAROUARD

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REGULAR CLASSES / 8 x 60 min classes on Sat and Sun

All classes during the weekend, including the extension workshop are taught in english.

Please read the description below before submitting your registration. Note that BAL-LOVE is an international festival with many top-level dancers. Even if you are advanced in your local scene, or at another festival, a lower level might be more fitting for you at this festival. There are three levels to choose from. Contact us if you have any questions.

 

Intermediate

This level is for dancers that would like to improve their basic technique and increase their vocabulary. You should have taken classes for at least a year to be able to do this level and you are comfortable leading or following moves like progressive forwards and backwards, crab walks, scoothes/side steps, paddle turns, come arounds, out and ins, multiple turns and different kind of throw outs. There will be no audition for this level.

 

Intermediate/Advanced

This level is for dancers that would like to improve their transitions, flow, musicality and to work on more complex figures and rhythmical variations. You should have taken classes for at least two years to be able to do this level. Your basic is solid, you can lead / follow comfortably to any tempo. There will be no audition for this level.

Advanced 

This level is for dancers that already know everything mentioned in the lower level descriptions. You have been dancing for at least three years and are a key person in your local scene and may even teach. You go regularly to international festivals, and have developed your own distinct style as a dancer. You quickly learn new moves and footwork and can make up your own variations. Musicality, partnership and creativity are familiar concepts. You need to attend the audition on Saturday morning to do this level.

Advanced+ (INVITATIONAL)
The ADV+ classes are for the most talented and experienced dancers at the event. You can only attend this level if you have registered for classes (ADVANCED level) and if you are invited by the organizers. The selection will be done before the event, but we may invite more dancers after the audition on Saturday morning. 

EXTENSION CLASSES / 3 x 60 min class on Friday

1/ "Jazz for Bal" with Moe:
What can be better than having Moe Sakan lead a three hour “Solo jazz for Balboa” track? You will work on both your groove as a dancer and on the specific footwork we have in Balboa. This is a unique opportunity no matter if you are a leader or a follower. In order to take this track, you need to be at least an intermediate level dancer.

2/ "Get back into Bal-shape!" with Olivier & Natasha:
Feeling a bit rusty? Or just want to focus a bit more on the basics? Here is your chance to take a three hour extension with the very experienced instructor couple, Olivier and Natasha. 
They will guide you through the very fundamentals of Bal-swing, but also inspire you with new figures and footwork. 
The extension class is for Intermediate dancers and up.

CLASS SCHEDULE

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For TASTER classes see the page PARTIES