Caroline & John's  BALBOA FRIDAYS

    2nd  &  4th  Friday  each  month

at Institute Hall, The Row, Higham Road, Stratford St. Mary   CO7 6JU    click for map

contact   01206 735461  /  07760 237419    or

7:15 doors open         7:30 ~ 8:30  Basics - for beginners, or as revision or warm-up

8:30 ~ 9:30  Main class (Intermediates)       9:30 ~ 10:45  great music for dancing & socialising

The hall has tea / coffee making facilities,
but no bar, so BYO drinks if required.
Everyone welcome with or without a partner.
If you're already a Balboa dancer,
we'd love you to come join us too …

£5   (£3 if only come to dance after classes)

our Fridays : Oct 14th & 28th   Nov 11th & 25th   Dec 9th  

turn off main road thru' village, at sharp corner junction of Upper St. & Lower St.
near large cream old Water Pumphouse ~ turn alongside beamed painted house, then ≈250m

click here for more info           LESSON NOTES      tips for leaders      balboa moves


dancing to great music — for Swing Jive • Lindy • Balboa • Rock'n'Roll • Strolls

7 ~ 11:45  —  with first hour a free taster class

£8 advance, £10 on door • tea/coffee provided — BYO drinks

All proceeds in aid of  Essex Wildlife Trust
to protect threatened wildlife on Essex nature reserves

contact  01621 862960  or

—  see

Saturday 26th November   ~ DJs  Texas Tommy  &  Vintage Rob

Silver End Village Hall  The Broadway, Silver End (near Witham)  CM8 3RQ

taster class 7p.m. for  the Madison

Thursday 20th Oct.  ~ ideal practice / social evening  —  7:30 ~ 10:45

hosted by Mick Scutt at the Stratford venue, where you can have fun swapping moves

& even get some ad-hoc help consolidating what's been taught in the various local lessons  …

whilst dancing swing-jive, balboa, lindy-hop, social-foxtrot & strolls to Mick's music selection

[ also  Nov. 17th & Dec. 15th  — see]

What is Balboa ?  …  If you like swing music and you like social partner dancing,
you'll love Balboa as much as we do.  It originated on the crowded dance floors of
the early Swing Dance era, and is now experiencing an exciting worldwide revival.

There is a subtle interaction between the leader & follower in a close hold position.
Most of the action is in the footwork, which can sometimes be quite fast.

In its later form, known as Bal-swing, opening out from the closed position
allows for extra variation and improvisation.

       Its popularity is growing fast  —  so don't miss out !


remember …    step-step-hold-step    step-step-hold-step

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