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   January 11th & 25th  February 8th & 22nd  March 8th & 22nd 

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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

[please do not BYO drinks to Lawford - bar available]

All proceeds in aid of  Essex Wildlife Trust
to protect threatened wildlife on Essex nature reserves

contact  01621 862960  or

—  see

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

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

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

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