Caroline & John's BALBOA FRIDAYS

   2nd  &  4th  Friday  each  month
Institute Hall  The Row, Higham Road, Stratford St. Mary  CO7 6JU   click for map

contact  01206 390203   07760 237419  or

7:15 doors open      7:30~8:45  Basics for beginners, or as revision/warm-up

9~9:45  Main class (Intermediates)    then great music for practice/socialising 'til about 10:45

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

£5   [ £3 if just come to dance after classes ]

Fridays November 23rd  December 14th & 28th 

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near A12 ~ turn off road thru' village, at sharp-bend junction of Upper St. & Lower St.
close to large cream old Water Pumphouse ~ going past beamed painted house, then ≈250m

click for more info           LESSON NOTES      tips for leaders      balboa moves


dancing to great music until 11:45

Swing Jive
Lindy Balboa Rock'n'Roll Strolls

with first hour at 7p.m. 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

Sat. 24th November   ~ DJs  Andy AV8  &  The Baker Boy

Venture Centre 2000  Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree  CO11 2JE

9th March  Witham · Andy AV8 + The Baker Boy
1st June  Witham · Texas Tommy + Vintage Rob
14th September  Witham · Texas Tommy + Vintage Rob
23rd November  Lawford · Andy AV8 + The Baker Boy

with DJ Andy AV8 Garner 
~  1st hour beginner tuition ...

£5 - incl. tea / coffee / homemade cake

30th November

2019  :  29th March + 7th June + 30th August + 29th November


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

 for a selection of Balboa videos (as indexed by “East Anglia Dance”)  click  »»  here