Balboa events

February 2020


Feb 20 15th Rock That Swing Festival

Munich, Germany
Thursday 20th to Monday 24th of February 2020 (5 days)

World of Swing proudly presents the next edition of the international Rock That Swing Festival in Munich. For more than a decade the festival celebrates the diversity of the dances and music of the Swing and Rock’n’Roll era from the 20s to the 50s. Over a span...


Feb 21 Balboa Bandwagon

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of February 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

Weekend of Balboa social dancing and instruction from Heather Ballew and Javier Johnson for intermediate level dancers and above. No auditions - just one level. Friday Welcome Dance, Saturday Balboa Ball with the Jim Wynn Sextet and Sunday Tea Dance....


Feb 25 Berlin Balboa Week(end)

Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 25th of February to Sunday 1st of March 2020 (6 days)
Registration is open!

This is going to be the *15th ANNIVERSARY OF BERLIN BALBOA WEEKEND*. So we made sure you can party not only for the weekend but make it a BERLIN BALBOA WEEK. REGISTRATION starts on DECEMBER 6th, 2019. This will be the teachers of 2020: * HEATHER BAL...


March 2020


Mar 06 ATCJI - All The Cats Join In

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Friday 6th to Monday 9th of March 2020 (4 days)
Registration is open!

Save the date for Australia’s premier event for Bal-cats and Shag-cats: We'll come together again for our 5th anniversary from 6-9 March 2020 to celebrate our favourite dances from the jazz age — Balboa and Collegiate Shag — for a long weekend, jam-packed full...


Mar 06 Big Red Swing Weekend Workshop

Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of March 2020 (3 days)

Indiana University's big annual workshop with great instructors and bands. The focus is on Lindy Hop style of dance and related music with Balboa, Shag( St Louis and Collegiate), Solo Jazz and similar styles. Also, a night of blues dancing is usually provided....


Mar 13 Bal Spring Break 2020

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of March 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

Super friendly Balboa weekend in a sea front hotel... now with optional ELEF. World class Balboa tuition, comfy accommodation, great food, and everything under one roof by Bournemouth beach. Relax as you catch up with friends from across the UK, Europe and bey...


Mar 13 Balboa Slower

Shiplake (Village just outside Reading and Henley, United Kingdom
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of March 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

Weekend of social dancing and instruction in Slow Balboa with Anna-Maria Bernhard and Mickey Fortanasce. No audition - one level for improver/intermediate dancers & above....


Mar 13 Sideways Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of March 2020 (3 days)

Small, fine, fantastic – SIDEWAYS! Being comfortable in social dance is our main ambition. Workshops with wonderful teachers and parties with superb bands, great DJs and nice people. And all of this in our beautiful town in the middle of Switzerland. The lake ...


Mar 19 The Boston Tea Party 2020

Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of March 2020 (4 days)
Registration is open!

The BTP is a four-day celebration that includes competitions, performances and exhibitions in: Lindy Hop, Balboa and WCS. Live band Friday and Saturday nights: The Boilermaker Jazz Band is back! With three separate ballrooms and over ten thousand square fee...


Mar 20 MY Balboa Weekend

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of March 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

We are super excited to welcome Olga Marina (RUS) and Andreas Olsson (SWE) for a weekend of Balboa on March 20-22! Their passion and excitement for the dance is contagious and we are looking forward to being inspired even further in classes and at the socials....


Mar 27 VarCity Bal

Warsaw, Poland
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of March 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

What could be better for the early-spring weather than 3 days of dancing Balboa? Join us to learn, social dance, laugh and chill out during VarCity Bal! We’ll spend the weekend on the dance floor working on Pure Balboa and Bal-Swing during workshops on 2 le...


Mar 27 Roma Balboa Weekend 2020

Rome, Italy
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of March 2020 (3 days)

💥 Dear Balboa Friends, Rome is your location for your Balboa Holiday in Spring 2020! ♬♪♫ The 4th edition of the Italian biggest Balboa Weekend has been announced! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mark your calendar: 27th 28th 29th March...


April 2020


Apr 03 Week end workshop BALBOA - LINDY HOP - COLLEGIATE SHAG - Marcus KOCH & BÄRBL Kaufer (ALL) - Festival Appellation Swing Contrôlée (ASC)

Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th of April 2020 (3 days)

Festival Appellation Swing Contrôlée (ASC) à Bordeaux (33) - France Spécial Marcus KOCH & BÄRBL Kaufer (ALL) Professeurs internationaux et organisateurs du festival ROCK THAT SWING en Allemagne https://www.rockthatswing.com/ BALBOA LINDY HOP COLL...


Apr 16 Swing Paradise 2020

Vilnius, Lithuania
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th of April 2020 (4 days)
Registration is open!

Vilnius Balboa and Shag Rebirth - SWING PARADISE - is a weekend affair to ignite passion for Balboa & Shag in your swinging soul. Official dates - APRIL 17-19th, 2020! 🥳 Unofficial dates - APRIL 16-20th, 2020 😏 VILNIUS, Lithuania 🇱🇹 -- http://swingpar...


Apr 17 Bounce Swing Festival

Padova, Italy
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of April 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

Welcome to the 2 edition of the International 'Bounce Swing Festival 2020', from 17 to 19 April 2020 in Padova (North East of Italy) - 3 days of Lindy Hop, Balboa and Solo Jazz workshops with international teachers:Alice Mei (FRA) & Felipe Braga (BRA); Alba Me...


Apr 18 Bal Swing Weekend

Barcelona, Spain
Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th of April 2020 (2 days)
Registration is open!

This is an small size Balboa event that looks for a familiar atmosphere and also ensure that all participants have maximum opportunities to dance. That’s why there will be a balanced number of leaders and followers in all parties and NO competitions. As in all...


Apr 27 Bal Week

New York, New York, United States
Monday 27th of April to Sunday 3rd of May 2020 (7 days)
Registration is open!

A week of Balboa parties and classes in New York City! Featuring Laura Keat, Jeremy Otth, Bobby White, Annabel Quisao, Kelly Arsenault and Mickey Fortanasce, live music by Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, and more!...


Apr 30 Tuscany Balboa Weekend 2020

Tuscany, Italy
Thursday 30th of April to Monday 4th of May 2020 (5 days)
Registration is open!

★ Tuscany Balboa Weekend 2020 - 5th Edition ★ Save the dates: 30th April/ 4th May 2020, 4 nights of pure Balboa experience! Registration will open on 25th November 2019, h 13.00! More info, prices & schedule: www.tuscanybalboaweekend.it ☛ What? "All I...


May 2020


May 15 CSC Canadian Swing Championships

Montreal, Canada
Friday 15th to Monday 18th of May 2020 (4 days)

Biggest Swing event in Canada, bilingual Français et English, always around 30-40 pros in Lindy-Hop, West-Coast Swing, Rockabilly Jive, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Boogie Woogie and Blues...


May 15 Northwest Balboa Festival

Seattle, Washington, United States
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th of May 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

An annual balboa event in the Pacific Northwest, featuring live music, national instructors (TBA) and competitions!...


May 29 Tiny Feet Balboa 2020

Cork, Ireland
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st of May 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

The Second edition of Tiny Feet Balboa Come and join us for another fabulous weekend of Balboa and cake in Cork city, **Teachers** <3 Mel and Jo Calanglang (UK) <3 Nejc Zupan (SLO) & Vanessa Granjon (FR) <3 Carolin Metzner (DE) and Laura Gourley (IR/UK)...


June 2020


Jun 11 Balboa in Corsica

Cargese / Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, France
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th of June 2020 (4 days)
Registration is open!

Dancing Balboa and discovering Corsica during a wonderful we of june ! 4 parties, with apero / night / after, live music, international teachers, 6 h workshops. A nice hotel in front of the beach in Cargese to spend unforgettable nights of dancing. Hiking, b...


Jun 12 Leading Ladies Swing Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of June 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

Join the first festival of it's kind! A Swing Festival that hires women who lead as teachers, but still lets everyone else choose their role(s) during the weekend. So whether you're a Leading Lady, Following Fella or Enthusiastic Enby, there's space for you to...


Jun 12 Thames Valley Balboa Festival 2020

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of June 2020 (3 days)
Registration is open!

Biggest Balboa Festival in the UK, 3 Evenings of Social Dancing, 2 Days of instruction from 6 instructors (Kate Hedin, Nick Williams, Annable Quisao, Bobby White, Jo & Mel Calanglang), 1 Amazing Event. All dancers welcome - including beginner and improver dan...


Jun 25 Balboa and Shag Festival Mattstedt

Mattstedt, Thuringia, Germany
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th of June 2020 (4 days)
Registration is open!

Balboa Shag Festival Mattstedt a new festival, which means four days with fast swing music in the scenic mill estate and romantic festival location. There will be classes in Balboa and Shag in three ballrooms with international teachers, a big dance tent wit...


July 2020


Jul 16 Hamburg Balboa Festival 2020

Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th of July 2020 (4 days)
Registration just opened!

Right in the heart of the city of Franzbrötchen, the famous red mile, a legendary fish market (Sundays 5am – 9.30am) you will find a growing and alive Balboa scene! Of course, the town has a lot more to give and see! When you come to visit and dance at the end...


September 2020


Sep 04 Augsburg Balboa Festival

Augsburg, Germany
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of September 2020 (3 days)
Registration opens May 6th (79 days left)

A cozy Balboa-Festival in Augsburg! Workshops, Parties and Live-Music! :) Teachers: Natasha Devyatkina & Olivier Harouard Anni Skoglund & Gašper Hrovat Special classes on Friday: Slow Balboa with Anni & Gašper Back to the Basics with Natasha & Olivi...


Sep 25 Balboa at The Golden Lion

Northallerton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of September 2020 (3 days)
Registration opens March 2nd (14 days left)

Residential Balboa Weekend with wonderful social dancing and instruction from Valerie Salstrom & Jacob Wigger for intermediate level dancers and above - no auditions, one level. Friday Welcome Dance, Saturday Balboa Ball and Sunday Tea Dance. Option to exten...


October 2020


Oct 23 Barcelona Balboa Weekend

Barcelona, Spain
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of October 2020 (3 days)
Registration opens March 6th (18 days left)

This is a medium size Balboa event designed to have time to relax, digest the classes and enjoy the parties, also having the opportunity to get individual feedback in class as there will be a maximum of 16 couples and 2 extra teachers per group. Also, as we wa...


November 2020


Nov 19 Melbourne Lindy Exchange 2020 - 20th anniversary event!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Thursday 19th to Monday 23rd of November 2020 (5 days)
Registration opens August 1st (166 days left)

Melbourne Lindy Exchange is the largest, longest-running, and (if we do say so ourselves) best Lindy Hop party in Australia. Come join us to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary, for four nights of all-night dancing to the best live music and all-day brunchi...


February 2021


Feb 04 NuBalboa 2021

Madrid, Spain
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th of February 2021 (4 days)
Registration opens October 4th (230 days left)

Be ready and get your finest shoes, we are going to have a balboa blast! At one of the finest dance floor in Europe we will shuffle the heck out of Big Mama Swing Madrid’s ballroom. The fantastic teaching couples are... Susan and Corey Manke Yulia and Sash...


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