About

Welcome to Balboa, Baby!

Balboa Baby at Balboa Pavilion
Our goal is to make you dance.
Fast and slow.
And love every bit of it.
 
 

SHUFFLE CAFÉ

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Shuffle Café Hybrid Session with DJ Ango2Go aka JohannesOMG – it’s October! To recover from this, why don’t you just join us on Wednesday to dance with us live at Bar Azul in Vienna – or at home via Zoom/Twitch!
This week with with positive energy and Swing music, selected with love by
DJ Ango2Go aka Johannes from Vienna
playing for us dancers!
Time: 20:30 – 23.00 pm
Free admission – please feed the lolly pig!

Location: AZUL Bar, Postgasse 2, 1010 Vienna (find it on Google Maps).

Streaming Links for all dates:

Click here to join via Zoom
Click here to join via Twitch

Please support the Shuffle Café – please feed our virtual lolly pig online:
consider a minimum donation of € 5,- for live concerts – to help us pay the musicians

Via Paypal: https://paypal.me/balboababyvienna
or
Via Bank Transfer:
State “Shuffle Café donation/Spende”
Recipient: Verein Balboa, Baby!
IBAN: AT63 1420 0200 1094 1084, BIC: BAWAATWW


NEW Dance Classes

LEARN BALBOA – BALBOA für Fussgänger

Register to our ABSOLUTE Beginner Balboa Classes
Our next Balboa Classes for Absolute Beginners will start on September 20, 2022. REGISTER HERE!


BALBOA BEGINNER PLUS

Register to our Classes for Balboa Dancers with existing Beginner Level
Our next Balboa Classes for Beginner PLUS will start on September 20, 2022. REGISTER HERE!


Rock My Balboa Dance Classes

Register to our Classes for Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
Our next Balboa Classes for more experienced Balboa Dancers will start on September 21, 2022. REGISTER HERE!


LAMINU Beginner Classes

Register to our beginner level for this unique Slow Swing Dance
Our next A 4-week Beginner track will start on November 15, 2022. REGISTER HERE!


*** VIENNA BALBOA & LAMINU EXPERIENCE 2023 ***


Vienna Balboa & Laminu Experience 2023

SAVE THE DATE: March 24-26, 2023 – REGISTRATION WILL START SOON!


PRIVATE CLASSES for BALBOA, LAMINU and SLOW BALBOA


In order to offer input for everyone while staying safe, we are offering Classes for all levels and dancers in person or via Zoom. Send us an e-mail!


About: Since 2012, we’ve been organizing a weekly Swing dance event and a yearly bigger event, mainly with the focus on the dances Balboa and Laminu.

Why?

Because both dances need some boosting in Vienna. Balboa is a hot Swing dance from the 1930/1940ies, danced to Swingy Jazz music that can be very hot and fast.

Laminu is an “orphan dance” that is sometimes referred to as slow balboa – with all the elegance and charme of the slow Jazz music of the era.

How?

This is why we are organising social evenings, taster classes, concerts and workshop week-ends – so that you can join the fun.

Simona holding Balboa and Laminu Badges

Our credo

A point that is very dear to us:  We want to keep our activities affordable. As we do this in our free time, our main aim is to make you happy and successful.

This is why most of our activities are donation-based; just for concerts and bigger workshop week-ends, we need to have a minimum donation or a fixed price to finance musicians, teachers etc.

We want the dance to be as free as possible – in every aspect.