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.
 
 

BALBOA BEGINNER INTENSIVE COURSE – SUMMER 2024

Balboa Beginner Intensive Summer 2024Balboa Beginner Classes – From Zero To Hero – FUSSGÄNGER
Tuesday, 18.30 – 19.30:
June 4 – June 24, 2024 (4 weeks)
>> INFO AND REGISTRATION

*Language in Class/UNTERRICHTSSPRACHE: DEUTSCH, ENGLISH ON DEMAND*

Admission:
Each 4-week-block: € 50,-/person

Location:The Café of DREHM Pharma GmbH, Grünbergstraße 15/3/3, A-1120 Vienna
(U4 Schönbrunn, 5 mins by foot – find it here)


SHUFFLE CAFE – Your weekly dance social

EVERY WEDNESDAY

with various DJs
playing their selected choice
of dancy Swing music
digital or 78rpm/Shellac sets

Schedule for SPRING 2024:

10.01.: DJ Miss Curly aka Sandra playing 78rpm/Shellacs
03.04.: DJ Marcos
10.04.: DJ Miss Curly aka Sandra playing 78rpm/Shellacs
17.04.: DJ Maritim
24.04.: DJ Foxhole aka Max

01.05.: 78rpm/Shellac session with Axel & Sandra
08.05.: DJ Rug Cutter
15.05.: DJ Ango2Go aka Johannes
22.05.: DJ Marcos
29.05: DJ Bunani
05.06.: DJ Foxhole aka Max
12.06: LIVE: HOKUM POKUM (AT), DJ Ango2Go aka Johannes
19.06.: DJ Bunani
26.06: Semester Finale with a 78rpm/Shellac session with Axel & Sandra


Time for all Shuffle Café dates: 20:00 – 23.00
Location: Café Caspar, Grillparzerstraße 6, 1010 Vienna (find it on OpenStreetMap).
Streaming links see below.

Free admission – please feed the lolly pig!

Prior Covid testing is still a good idea to keep the event safe – if you feel sick, please stay at home!

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



*** VIENNA BALBOA & LAMINU EXPERIENCE 2024 ***


Vienna Balboa and Laminu Experience 2024


Registration is OPEN – grab your ticket before it’s gone!


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.