Andreas (SWE) & Olga (RU)
Mickey & Jennifer (USA)
Olivier & Natasha (FR)
Adam & Sanna (FIN)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 WORKSHOP / SOLO BAL w. OLGA
Extension workshop for Intermediate / Advanced level or higher. Friday August 9th, 2019 (15:00-18:10). 3 x 60′ class. To register, just check the YES option in your registration form
"At solo balboa classes you don't need a partner as the focus is on your own body, something that is really needed as at usual classes you don't normally get enough of it. Solo balboa is not a separate dance, like solo jazz. It is time to practice steps by yourself which brings more body awareness, helps to refine technique and shape personal aesthetics. So that you can later on take it to couple dancing.
Both Pure Balboa and Bal-Swing.
For leaders and followers.
Essential basic technique and tricky variations.
Musicality and creativity.
Useful and fun.
All of it is Solo Balboa!" (Olga)
More about Olga's unique project iSOLO Bal here:
EXTENSION WORKSHOP / SLOW BAL w. Mickey & Jenn
Extension workshop on Friday August 9th, 2019 (15:00-18:10). 3 x 60′ class. To register, just check the YES option in your registration form.
"It is a three hour balboa program designed to keep you on dance floor when you hear those slow songs. We will begin by covering the fundamentals of Slow Bal and quickly push forward, increasing both your vintage and contemporary slow balboa repertoire." (Mickey)