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Boston Balboa
Building a Boston-area Balboa Community
Building a Boston-area Balboa Community


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Do not miss an amazing and super-cheap workshop weekend July 9-10 with Heather Ballew & Javier Johnson, including facilitated practice with Desiree Roffers! Register online and pay only $60 for Saturday int/adv workshops with Heather & Javi, Saturday night dance with DJ Kate Hedin, Sunday practice with Desiree, and the always-free Sunday Speakeasy!

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We're checking out a new venue for this month's Saturday Night Shuffle! Come to Movimiento this Saturday, August 22nd and enjoy this intimate, air-conditioned space in the South End with a delightfully fast floor!

450 Harrison Avenue, Suite 61 (Thayer Street), Boston, MA
August 22, 9pm-12:30am
Admission: $10 ($8 with student ID)

Free parking off Albany Street in the SOWA Arts Complex lot!

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We're having another Pure Balboa Taster tonight!  Come to the Dance Complex, Studio 5 from 8-9pm and get a feel for this beautiful dance!

Online pre-registration (with discounts!) and additional class information can be found here:

Walk-in registrations always accepted!

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For those who've been watching from the shore of the sea of Balboa, tonight's your chance to dip a toe in and check out the water. We're offering a Pure Balboa Taster tonight (Tuesday) at the Dance Complex from 8-9pm in Studio 5!
And Taking the class gives you free admission to this Sunday's BoaSA practice session! (October 12, 1-3pm at the Dance Complex)

Walk-in registrations accepted!

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Peter Flahiff is a legendary social dancer, performer, and teacher now based in Los Angeles who will be in residence in Boston from mid-October through mid-November, teaching weekly classes on Lindy, Balboa, and more, plus a weekend workshop November 9!

Registration is now open -- check it out!

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We're running another 4-week Intro to Balboa series at the Dance Complex this month, Tuesday nights from 8-9pm, starting tonight!

Online pre-registration is still available at discounted rates! (for both the series and individual classes a la carte)

Hope to see you there! (And tell your friends!)

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It’s hard to believe it’s already the middle of July, but we’re happy that it means that Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault will be in Boston in just a few short days!

Haven’t registered yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time to sign up HERE:  with perfectly reasonable pre-registration rates! (and then you can get a discount for the dance Saturday night at Uptown Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School!) Mickey & Kelly will also be available for private lessons before or after the weekend – email us for details at

Oh, and have we mentioned that the Sunday afternoon Balboa Speakeasy will be held at Tasty Burger in Harvard Square? Yeah, that’s right: Tasty Burgers and Balboa. We’ll see you there, right?

If you’re looking for a Balboa tune-up before then, Jason Swihart and Shana Worel are teaching a Balboa for Lindy Hoppers series at New School Swing this month. This Wednesday will only be the second class in the series, and there will be plenty of useful pointers even for more experienced Balboa dancers — check it out if you can!

Also coming soon — more classes in August (location TBA), and the next Saturday Night Shuffle on August 16 at the Dilboy VFW in Davis Square – cash bar! awesome DJ music! social dancing!
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