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 ]

our Fridays : July 27th  August 10th & 24th  September 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. 22nd September   ~ DJs  Texas Tommy  &  Vintage Rob

Witham Public Hall  Collingwood Road, Witham  CM8 2DY

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

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


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

£5 - incl. tea / coffee / homemade cake
  30th 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