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Rob & Dawn Shrewsbury, Orlando swing dance instructors

Balboa Class

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Instructors: Rob & Dawn

Sunday Afternoons

4:00 to 5:30pm

Classes are on hiatus.

Cost: $70/person

Location: Longwood Ballroom

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This six week series class is your chance to get up to speed in Balboa! The Balboa is a classic swing era dance from Southern California that has enjoyed a tremendous revival in popularity in recent years, earning it a cult following of die hard dancers. It’s the perfect dance to both look and dance smooth from slow to even the fastest of tempos! With slick moves and fancy footwork, the dance is seriously addictive!

This class will start out with the basic footwork, connection, and fundamentals of the dance. It will then progress into turns, moves (come arounds and toss outs), and the basic styling points of Balboa. Each class will build upon information from the previous class to continuously further your knowledge week by week. Classes will be an hour long followed by a half hour of practice, questions, and individual help. Balboa is a fun dance with a connection and flow like nothing else! Fast, slow, or mid-tempo… this is a favorite amongst dancers!

This class is open to dancers of all levels (beginner to advanced) who are looking to learn Balboa or brush up on the fundamentals. Individuals and couples welcome. Class highlights:

  • Step by step, week by week instruction to make learning easy
  • One hour of instruction per class plus a half hour of help/question time
  • Concentration on dance dynamics
  • Learn solid lead/follow principals
  • Learn moves that add style and strengthen the basics
  • Class goal is to get you comfortable on the dance floor with Balboa!

Price & Registration: Advance registration is now closed. You may still register for the class by showing up and paying the Day-of rate ($80) by either cash or check (no credit or debit cards can be accepted). For questions, please call 407-766-9849 or email lessons@FlyinFootwork.com.

DVD Review: A DVD review of the class is available for $15. The DVD contains all the core material covered in the class so you can practice exactly what you learn at home. When you register with the DVD review option, your video will be available for you when you check in on the first day of class.

Quotes and Comments

“Rob & Dawn are terrific teachers; they take it nice and slow for beginners and always add just that little bit extra, or different, for the ones who've already picked up the basics. I love going out to socialize and have fun at their Saturday Whirl & Twirl Swing dances. They're very friendly and make the dance fun. They show you how the dance is great for all ages, for the body and for the spirit.”

- Jacky the Brit Posted to The A-List

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“I wanted to compliment you guys on your dedication and skills as instructors. ... on Sunday I did have a break while waiting for Dawn and watched how each of you were instructing and I was impressed. Your love of the dance and dedication is obvious. ... For my own thanks, at every event I've gone to and danced Shag, Balboa, Lindy Hop (and the occassional Charleston) with others from around the world and I've always been thankful for what you guys taught. Most convincing (and testimony to your teaching) were the first times I travelled out of Florida and I danced with skilled follows from far away, and I was like - this stuff really does work all around the world!”

- Ben Saro


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