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California Balboa Classic Pasadena, CA
California Balboa Classic 1/6/2017 City: Pasadena, CA, USA Dances: Balboa CalBal is the premier balboa event in the U.S. West Coast, birthplace of balboa. Attend classes in the daytime with some of the world's top teachers. At night, dance in a beautiful 1920s building to great live bands. After the event, attendees have been known to cap it all off with an unofficial gathering at Balboa island for some more dancing a few yards away from where the Rendezvous Ballroom once stood. Teachers: Nick Williams, Sylvia Sykes, Jeremy Otth, Laura Keat, David Rehm, Kate Hedin, Mickey Fortanasce, Kelly Arsenault, Chris Grover, Beth Grover, Bobby White, Shani Brown, Jacob Wigger, Denise Phelan, Tise Chao, Jennifer Lee, Andreas Olsson, Corey Manke, Susan Manke Bands: The Grand Slam Sextet, Jonathan Stout and his Rhythm Busters, Les Boulevardiers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jennifer Barnett Orlando Balboa Workshop 1/21/2017 City: Orlando, FL, USA Dances: Balboa Jennifer Barnett is coming to Orlando!

The wonderful and talented world champion Balboa dancer, competitor, and instructor Jennifer Barnett, is coming to Orlando to teach Balboa workshops and private lessons on January 21 & 22, 2017!

And, if this wasn't mind-blowing enough, Orlando Balboa will be featuring the January Balboa dance on Saturday, January 21, for an amazing night of Balboa as we welcome Jennifer to Orlando!

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Jennifer Barnett Balboa Workshops, 2:00 - 6:30 pm
Private lessons
Orlando Balboa dance

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Private lessons

Detailed workshop information and registration will follow soon!

For more information on Jennifer, please see her website:
https://rockininrhythm.com/
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Balboa Dayz 2017 Dresden
Balboa Dayz 2017 1/27/2017 City: Dresden, Germany Dances: Balboa Welcome to Balboa Dayz 2017 and the amazing Ballroom in Dresden-Hellerau. We celebrate 3 nights filled with balboa music, live bands within a relaxing atmosphere and much fun between all dancers. The wooden floor is perfect for the dancing, I think it's not exaggerated to assume that you will love it. Teachers: Heather and Javier (USA), Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa (France), Andreas and Olga (Sweden) Bands: Heart of Dixie (Brno), Ales Vinariko Orchestra (Prague)
 
 
 
 
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Hot Rhythm Holiday Austin
Hot Rhythm Holiday 1/27/2017 City: Austin, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Shag A full weekend of dance and music classes with three nights of live jazz. We’re hiring internationally renowned instructors to teach classes in Collegiate Shag, Balboa, and Lindy Hop. The schedule is arranged in such a way that dance students can either alternate between classes in different dance styles each hour or stick to classes for a particular style the entire day. …We've also hired some of the best jazz musician in the U.S. to teach music for us. Our musician’s track will be expanded in 2017 (details forthcoming). And those taking music lessons will have the opportunity to perform with their instructors in a Sunday night concert. …For our *dance competitions* we will have amateur level J&Js, advanced level J&Js, advanced strictly's, and then invitational J&Js. We will also be bringing back the “Triple Threat Competition” (open strictly), where couples dance all three styles (Lindy, Collegiate Shag, and Balboa) for a $600 cash prize. Teachers: Laura Keat
Nick Williams
Irina Amzashvili
Jeremy Otth
Kelly Arsenault
Matt Mitchell
'Sailor' Mike Mizgalski
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Megan Martin
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Bands: Thrift Set Orchestra. More to be announced.
 
 
 
 
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Lollies and Lemonade Auburn, Alabama
Lollies and Lemonade 1/27/2017 City: Auburn, Alabama, USA Dances: Balboa AUSDA is proud to annouce its first balboa workshop!
Come join us January 27-29 in Auburn, AL for an exciting lineup of regional instructors and live music. Lollies and Lemonade will be oriented towards beginner and intermediate balboa dancers. Squeeze into your cars and head to Auburn for a refreshingly good time.
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Four on the Floor Workshop Weekend 2/25/2017 City: Boston MA, USA Dances: Balboa Join us for Boston Balboa’s February Four on the Floor weekend workshop! This is going to be a super-fun workshop with some of the most creative and connection-focused Balboa dancers in the world! Teachers: Adam Speen, Annabel Quisao, David Lee, Nelle Cherry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swing Break Mexico 2017 San Pancho
Swing Break Mexico 2017 3/6/2017 City: San Pancho, Mexico Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Get Ready for an unforgettable Lindy adventure at one of the most beautifull beach communities in Mexico.

Tacos: Mexican food of the gods. It’s cheap, it’s delicious and it’s satisfying. Eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get special treatment if you dress like one.

Tequila: The little extra that makes Mexican Jazz Culture unique. Whether you consume or not, it represents that jitterbug spirit that is inside all of us.

Triple Steps - You know you love them. So do we. Dancing is what brings us all together.
Teachers: Kevin St Laurent & Jo hoffber
Shesha & Nikki Marvin
Tim Collins and Ruchi Aviles
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Come Around Montreal Montreal
Come Around Montreal 3/17/2017 City: Montreal, Canada Dances: Balboa Come Around Montreal for a weekend of Balboa greatness !!!

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Balboa Team competitions
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Teachers: Marty Klempner
Teni Lopez Cardenas

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Music City Exchange Nashville, TN
Music City Exchange 3/17/2017 City: Nashville, TN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag
 
 
 
 
Vienna Balboa & Laminu Experience 2017 3/17/2017 City: Vienna, Austria Dances: Balboa, Other Gasper Hrovat & Anni Skoglund
Dan Guest & Gemma Guest
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Teachers: Gasper Hrovat & Anni Skoglund, Dan Guest & Gemma Guest, Axel Schwarz & Sandra Hartbach
Bands: The Little Street Charmers (SI), Harmelania! (CZ)
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Roma Balboa Weekend 3/31/2017 City: Rome, Italy Dances: Balboa Welcome to the first edition of the Roma Balboa Weekend!
Our Association Swing&Pulse would like to help expand the love for Balboa and related culture by providing quality teaching and stunning venues for international dancers and Balboa lovers
We are delighted to have such a superb line-up of the very best international teachers !
Three days & nights of dancing - pre-party on Thursday - hot bands - live music - 3 class tracks - spacious dance floors in one of the most beautiful cities!
In addition to the Balboa classes, we will have a shag taster class
Registration open in December
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Katja and Vincenzo,
Olga and Andreas,
Masha and Albert,
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Hard Knox Knoxville, TN
School of Hard Knox 3/31/2017 City: Knoxville, TN, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other A dance workshop in the heart of the TN valley, where the midwest meets the southeast. Hard Knox features leveled Lindy Hop classes and electives in St. Louis Shag, Balboa, Solo dancing, and more! Teachers: Christian Frommelt, Jenny Shirar, Mickey Fortanasce, Kelly Arsenault, Mike Faltesek Bands: Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Roma Balboa Weekend Rome
Roma Balboa Weekend 3/31/2017 City: Rome, Italy Dances: Balboa Welcome to the first edition of the Roma Balboa Weekend!
Our Association Swing&Pulse would like to help expand the love for Balboa and related culture by providing quality teaching and stunning venues for international dancers and Balboa lovers
We are delighted to have such a superb line-up of the very best international teachers !
Three days & nights of dancing - pre-party on Thursday - hot bands - live music - 3 class tracks - spacious dance floors in one of the most beautiful cities!
In addition to the Balboa classes, we will have a shag taster class
Registration open in December
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Katja and Vincenzo,
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School of Hard Knox Knoxville, TN
School of Hard Knox 3/31/2017 City: Knoxville, TN, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag, Other A dance workshop in the heart of the TN valley, where the midwest meets the southeast. Hard Knox features leveled Lindy Hop classes and electives in St. Louis Shag, Balboa, Solo dancing, and more! Teachers: Christian Frommelt, Jenny Shirar, Mickey Fortanasce, Kelly Arsenault, Mike Faltesek Bands: Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Minor Swing Gothenburg
Minor Swing 4/28/2017 City: Gothenburg, Sweden Dances: Balboa Welcome to Minor Swing and the 2017 theme which will be “The Art of Social Dancing”.
Band bookings are underway so stay tuned!
Registration will open 1st of February at 6pm. Four levels of Full workshop passes and Party-passes will be available.
Teachers: Peter Flahiff & Lauren Smith
Nick Williams & Shani Brown
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NSC Presents: Sylvia Sykes, Ramiro Gonzales, Nick Williams, and Nikki Marvin in Nashville TN Nashville TN
NSC Presents: Sylvia Sykes, Ramiro Gonzales, Nick Williams, and Nikki Marvin in Nashville TN 5/4/2017 City: Nashville TN, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Tango, West Coast, Other Teachers: Sylvia Sykes, Ramiro Gonzales, Nick Williams, Nikki Marvin, Corey Manke, Susan Manke, Paul Fryer, Heather Adkins, Dennis Buehler, Mary Yang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Camp Jitterbug & the Northwest Lindy Hop Championships 5/26/2017 City: Seattle, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Join us for the 18th year of Camp Jitterbug held in the heart of Seattle at beautiful historic ballrooms all within walking distance. Live music all weekend and workshops. Teachers: Lennart & Ewa, Andy & Nina, Michael & Evita, Nick & Laura, Christian & Jenny, Chester Bands: Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners, Casey MacGill Orchestra, John Kirby tribute band, out of town guest musicians from NYC & New Orleans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Camp Jitterbug & the Northwest Lindy Hop Championships 5/26/2017 City: Seattle, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Join us for the 18th year of Camp Jitterbug held in the heart of Seattle at beautiful historic ballrooms all within walking distance. Live music all weekend and workshops. Teachers: Lennart & Ewa, Andy & Nina, Michael & Evita, Nick & Laura, Christian & Jenny, Chester Bands: Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners, Casey MacGill Orchestra, John Kirby tribute band, out of town guest musicians from NYC & New Orleans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Atlanta Lindy Exchange 2017 Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Lindy Exchange 2017 6/2/2017 City: Atlanta, GA, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa The Atlanta Lindy Exchange returns for the first time in 5 years. Join is in the heart of the south for a wonderful weekend of dancing, fellowship, and community. More details to follow.
 
 
 
 
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Bluebonnet Bash 2017 Dallas
Bluebonnet Bash 2017 6/2/2017 City: Dallas, USA Dances: Lindy, Balboa Dallas's annual Lindy workshop is back! National instructors, dances with live bands, and competitions all bigger and better than last year
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Melbourne Swing Festival Melbourne
Melbourne Swing Festival 6/9/2017 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Lindy, Balboa Jun 9-12 Melbourne Swing Festival - Melbourne, VIC
MSF is every second year and the next one will be Friday June 9th - Monday June 12th, 2017
More info to come
http://melbourneswingfestival.com.au/
 
 
 
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MSF Melbourne
Melbourne Swing Festival 6/9/2017 City: Melbourne, Australia Dances: Lindy, Balboa Jun 9-12 Melbourne Swing Festival - Melbourne, VIC
MSF is every second year and the next one will be Friday June 9th - Monday June 12th, 2017
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http://melbourneswingfestival.com.au/
 
 
 
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Southern Swing Challenge Nashville
Southern Swing Challenge 6/16/2017 City: Nashville, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Shag Throw down in the SouthEast! Social dancing, contests, bbq, southern hospitailty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rhythm Shuffle Buffalo, NY
Rhythm Shuffle 9/15/2017 City: Buffalo, NY, USA Dances: Balboa An all balboa weekend with Sylvia and Nick, plus some other awesome instructors! See the website for all the awesome details Teachers: Sylvia Sykes, Nick Williams, TBA Bands: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dirty Water Lindy Exchange Boston, Massachusetts
Dirty Water Lindy Exchange 9/21/2017 City: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Dances: Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Solo Jazz Boston's Dirty Water Lindy Exchange celebrates our 10th year! Please come to Boston in 2017! Bands: tba.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TinkerBal 2017 Boston MA
TinkerBal 2017 9/30/2017 City: Boston MA, USA Dances: Balboa TinkerBal is a small-group Balboa workshop designed to support personalized learning. Enrollment will be capped to keep group sizes small, and participants will work closely with both instructors and fellow students in each session. This weekend is a chance to really delve into the details of your Balboa, to work on the topics you need most, and to collaborate with others equally passionate about this amazing dance. Teachers: TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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