We offer classes on four levels. There are three levels to sign up for, the fourth and highest level will be picked at the audition on Saturday morning. To choose your level for the workshop please read the descriptions carefully. Minor Swing does not offer beginners' classes.
Minor Swing Balboa Talk
We are thrilled to continue the tradition from last year of sharing experiences and ideas of Balboa dancing in a slightly different format than the regular dance classes.
This year Peter Flahiff, aka “The Dreamboat” ;), will host the Balboa Talk, and the theme is of course “For the Love of Social Dancing”! To get an idea of what this will be all about, check out this post by Peter.
The Balboa Talk will start right after Classes on Sunday afternoon (at 17:15). All participants including those with a Party pass are invited to the Balboa talk!
For those who can't quite sit still, it will also be possible to just keep dancing in the small hall from 17:15.
Class Level Descriptions
Dancing Balboa feels fun and joyful. Dancing and mixing up fundamentals (such as Ad-Libs, Paddles, Crab-walks, Travel-Step and Out'n-Ins with Cross Overs, Lollies, Throw-Outs and Swivels) is fluent, until the music reaches higher tempos (+230 BPM). Higher tempos might still feel complicated and stressful, but that's fine. You know Balboa is the thing, and you are ready to take another step towards being able to dance to any song on the social dancefloor.
Sign up for A-wesome (lowest level)
Your Balboa is joyful, creative and people really like dancing with you. Sometimes it might still be tricky with Triple Steps, different hand-shakes and multiple spins, but in general your Balboa has nice transitions from open to closed positions and back (f.ex: combo of Toss out-Crabwalks-Swivels). You know a wide variety of moves like The Dream, Hangman, Texas-Tommy to name a few… and the faster it gets, the more fun you have. Your want to become an even better Balboa dancer and learn how to have fun on any song with any partner.
Sign up for B-alBoomBastic (medium level)
You know what makes Balboa Balboa. You are relaxed and comfortable, you inspire even dance partners who have faster tempos under control and you still look elegant. Your playfulness and styling can adapt to any dancer in the ballroom. Fast transition from multiple triples to another direction, with spins, slides or drags within, with stop'n goes or slowing down with hesitations… you name it - It is just another way for you to express your musicality. At this stage you are not just working on complex moves and polishing your style but, as a mature dancer, you are ready to develop your connection with any social dance partner to be able to create something new together!
Sign up for C-reativeness (highest level)