A deep dive into shuffles:
In this class, we’ll deconstruct the shuffle basic and rebuild it from scratch! We’ll discuss ideas on how to move your feet in new ways and how to use the floor to your advantage to make your dancing look both stylish and smooth.

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A deep dive into shuffles:
In this class, we’ll deconstruct the shuffle basic and rebuild it from scratch! We’ll discuss ideas on how to move your feet in new ways and how to use the floor to your advantage to make your dancing look both stylish and smooth.

Mia 1 (solo)

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Footwork extravaganza!
In this class, we’ll work on footwork variations that you can use in your pure balboa. I’ll be showing the same variations from both the followers and leaders perspective so you can use your new footwork interchangeably no matter which role you choose!

Mia 2 (solo)

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There’s more than one basic!
The original balboa dancers had many different basics. Today we learn a pretty standard universal basic, but in this class we’re going to discuss other options including Dean Raftery’s basic, Mary Almos’s basic, and the basic that I use which is a bit of a mix! And we’ll play around with rhythms so perhaps you can invent your own!

Mia 3 (solo)

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Connect and Flow: Exploring the opportunities that come with learning different ways to connect on the dance floor


LIVE on Saturday 19th!

Kelly & Mickey 1

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Sliding and gliding:
Moving beyond the basics into some fun new stylings and steps to add to your slow bal repertoire.
 

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Moves we stole from comic books:
Join us for some creative fun as we put a spin on some old steps and unlock some super cool moves.

Kelly & Mickey 2

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Turn, turn, turn:
Here we will practice the essential skills needed for best turning: balance, posture, rotation technique. Also add a few variations and in the end put it all into a short drill sequence.

LIVE on Sunday!

Olga 1 (solo)

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Original dancers inspiration:
A great way to learn is to study old timers. Bob & Marge Steinbrenners will be our inspiration today. We will look at their individual peculiarities and take it to a new level!

Olga 3 (solo)

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Slide here, slide there:
Prepare your slippery shoes or socks as we will do a lot of sliding! First polish the basic skillset for sliding and then explore a few types in different Bal-Swing figures.

Olga 2 (solo)

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Rhythms in Slow Balboa
Working on rhythmic awareness will improve your dancing no matter if you like it slow or fast. In Slow Balboa there is a lot of opportunities to get creative with rhythms. We will give you our favourite exercises and show you how you can develop your musicality.

LIVE on Sunday!

Mette & Andreas 1

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Out n ins Ergo Sum
Out n ins are the bread and butter of Bal-swing. It’s where we build momentum and flow in the dance. We will do drills to improve rhythm and flow, but also work on some newly invented footwork.
 

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We love Willie
Who doesn’t love to watch the original dancer, Willie Desatoff, dance? His footwork is amazing. Willie is our main inspiration for this class about foot work in Bal-swing. We will work on both Out n ins and Throw outs.

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