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.
 
 

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


We are very excited to announce that the VBLE 2022 will happen on the weekend of July 8-10, 2022.
REGISTER NOW!


SHUFFLE CAFÉ SUMMER BREAK

See you mid September 2022 – enjoy your summer and stay safe!


Ongoing Dance Classes

LEARN BALBOA – Register to our Beginner Balboa Classes

Registration to our next Balboa Classes for Absolute Beginners is OPEN – BEGINNER Classes start April 26, 2022.


Register to the next Slow Swing Dance Classes!

Learn about the musicality, movement and feeling of the Slow Dances of the Swing era – in our Classes for Non-Beginners in Slow Balboa and Laminu
Classes starting April 26, 2022.


Rock My Balboa Dance Classes for Intermediate/Advanced Dancers

Starting April 27, 2022, we are back with “normal” classes and will offer 4-week in-person classes for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers.
However, as local restrictions may change over the coming up months due to Covid infection rated, we are planning with caution.
Look here for more information!


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.