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

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]

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 VIDEOS      tips for leaders      balboa moves


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

— see   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


£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 !

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

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