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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

“I wanted to send a little note expressing my appreciation for the amazing job you did teaching me how to dance. I went to all the events for ORLX this past weekend and had some wonderful compliments about my dancing. The biggest one, that topped them all was when a lead said to me, "...your style of dancing is so authentic. It is how the old timers would say they used to dance." Thank you, thank you, thank you...for keeping true to the origin of the dance and passing that on to your students without corruption. It made me extra proud to say who my instructors were. Another lead I danced with was from JAX and attended your workshop there and after I told him who I learned from he said, "oh, yes of course! you are so lucky to have them in Orlando." I just beamed and agreed. What more can one say...keep up the good work seems trite, but it is heartfelt!”

- Jessica

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“By far the best teachers in Central Florida. They make it so easy and they are so much fun to listen to! (They make me laugh and dance all through the classes and dances)”

- Suzanna Letchford Posted to The A-List


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