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 Online Editions:

As we are not able to meet in person and enjoy music and dancing as we used to, please join us with our Shuffle Café Online Editions!
You can actively participate via Zoom – we’d be glad to see you dancing, cooking, knitting, drinking…. – but to see you makes life so much better.
Alternatively, you can just listen and chat via Twitch.
Either way – join the Online Shuffle Café, our weekly event for Balboa-ists, IlLaminu-ti and other Swing-Afficionados.

Schedule for June 2021 – last 4 Shuffle Cafés before our summer break:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021:
Shuffle Cafe Online Session with Stephan Wuthe

Shuffle Café Shellac Session
with our wonderful Guest DJ
Stephan Wuthe from Berlin.

Time: 20.30 – 23.00 pm

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


Wednesday, June 9, 2021:
Shuffle Cafe Online Blues Session with Hamed

Shuffle Café Special Blues Session
with our Guest DJ
Hamed

Time: 20.30 – 23.00 pm

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


Wednesday, June 16, 2021:
Shuffle Cafe Online Session with Max aka DJ Foxhole

Shuffle Café Online Session
with our Resident
DJ Foxhole aka Max from Vienna

Time: 20.30 – 23.00 pm

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


Wednesday, June 23, 2021:
Shuffle Café Season Finale!

All-Stars Session with our DJs
Stephan Wuthe from Berlin
Foxhole aka Max from Vienna
Ango2Go aka Johannes from Vienna
Alex Richard from Strasbourg
Axel and Sandra from Vienna

Time: 20.30 – 24.00 pm

Click here to join via Zoom
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Please support the Shuffle Café – please feed our virtual lolly pig online:

Via Paypal: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8tlX7LK4Qb
or
Via Bank Transfer:
State “Shuffle Café donation/Spende”
Recipient: Verein Balboa, Baby!
IBAN: AT63 1420 0200 1094 1084, BIC: BAWAATWW


PRIVATE ZOOM 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 a streaming format. Send us an e-mail!


*** VIENNA BALBOA & LAMINU EXPERIENCE 2022 ***

Due to the current situation, VBLE 2021 will not happen in the usual way. We will update you asap about plans for 2022!



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.