Classes and Tracks

Solid Fundamentals

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    Solid Fundamentals

The Solid Fundamentals track is for anyone who wants to develop solid fundamentals. This track is appropriate for beginners as well as anyone who wants to work on refining their basic balboa movements. We will cover technique that is vital, but that is often glossed over including posture, footwork, connection, etc.

Recommended level: Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate plus, Intermediate-Advanced

The Social Dancer

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    The Social Dancer

The Social Dancer track will focus on connection and partnership. Dancers in this track have solid fundamentals and are ready to take their social dancing to the next step. In these classes you will learn new material and dig into technique and musicality.

Recommended level: Intermediate plus, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced

The Competitor

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    The Competitor

The Competitor track will focus on performance and showmanship as well as partner and solo practice drills. This track is for advanced Balboa dancers who are interested in learning to add more texture to their footwork, developing a personal style, and adding more spice to their arsenal of moves. Participants in this track are encouraged to sign up for weekend contests.

Recommended level: Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced/Advanced plus, Masters

*preferably you would have a partner for this track

The Balboa Teacher

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    The Balboa Teacher

You teach Balboa in your local scene and participate on competitions. You want to grow your local scene. You are interested in quality of movement, musicality and learning fast tempo moves. Participants in this track are encouraged to sign up for weekend contests.

Recommended level: Masters

Typical Level-Descriptions

Do you know someone who’s eager to learn Balboa, but just can’t commit to going to weekly classes?

Balboa Dayz does not offer a pure beginners track.

Please attend fundamental classes at you local Balboa school before signing up for our Beg./Int. workshops. Also feel free to sign up for the parties + taster lessons.

You are not an absolute Balboa beginner. You have taken at least 2-6 months* of Balboa and you know the basics: in- and outs, lollies, come around, and perhaps throwouts. We hope you have been out dancing and enjoying what you know. If you want to reach the next level join for our SOCIAL DANCES and train you dance vocabulary.

You will take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

You have been taking classes consistently and social dancing for about a year*. You have been introduced to terms like connection, musicality and improvisation. Solid Balboa basics (Send-out, Toss-out, Pure Bal, Cross steps) are necessary. This level is about solidifying as a Balboa dancer and improving your lead/follow skills, connection, improvisation, movement and musicality.

You will take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

This is where things heat up a little. You have a couple years* of Balboa experience, taken lots of classes, workshops, and social dance frequently. You have a nice repertoire of moves with possibly a few tricks here and there. You have good connection and can adapt to different techniques. In these classes you will learn a lot of new material to expand and improve your dictionary of moves and technique.

You will take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

Stuff starts to get really hard around this level. You understand that to become an advanced+ or master dancer you need to go back to the basics. Advanced+ is not about memorizing patterns, but really understanding challenging techniques and how to move your body. You are a confident dancer, you can create new moves right on the floor. You can handle fast tempos and tricky moves, if necessary. You possess musicality, originality, and the ability to dance well to all tempos. These classes will be fast paced and challenging.

You may take classes labeled: Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.

You’ve likely been dancing for a decade, and you’ve likely tried other dances and learned other styles of movement and techniques. You are teaching locally and you participate at competitions. You are interested in quality of movement, musicality and learning fast tempo moves. You can dance to basically any tempo. These classes will be fast paced and challenging.

You will take classes labeled: The Balboa Teacher, Solid Fundamentals, The Social Dancer, The Competitor

*Time frames are only an approximation. Being a good match for the skill description is far more important than the length of time you have been dancing.