Institute Hall The Row, Higham Road, Stratford St. Mary
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Caroline & John's BALBOA FRIDAYS
2nd & 4th Friday each month
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
No bar, BYO drinks ~ tea / coffee available|
Everyone welcome with / without a partner
If already a Balboa dancer, we'd love you come join us
£5 [£3 if just come to dance after classes]
Mar 27 •
Apr 10 + 24 •
May 8 + 22 •
June 12 + 26
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
BADGER BOOGIE DANCES
Saturday 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 raffle
tea / coffee provided — BYO drinks / nibbles
All proceeds in aid of Essex Wildlife Trust
to protect threatened wildlife on Essex nature reserves
contact 01621 862960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
— see BadgerBoogie.co.uk for online bookings ...
30th May Marks Tey Texas Tommy & Vintage Rob
12th September Witham Texas Tommy & Vintage Rob
28th November Witham Andy AV8 & Baker Boy
STRATFORD BALLYHOO FRIDAYS — 7:30 ~ 11
£5 - including tea, coffee, homemade-cake
5th June ~ DJ Vintage Rob
7th August ~ DJ Andy AV8 Garner
6th November ~ DJ Andy AV8 Garner
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 !
for a selection of Balboa videos
(as indexed by “East Anglia Dance”)
click »» here