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.


WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022:

Shuffle Café Hybrid Session with DJ Foxhole aka Max
The Shuffle Café is BACK IN THE AZUL BAR!

Finally, after a long wait, we’re back to in-person-dancing – and back to our feel-good-living room, the Bar Azul <3
This week with with positive energy and Swing music,
selected with love by
our resident
DJ Foxhole aka Max

Time: 20:30 – 23.00 pm
Free admission – please feed the lolly pig!

AZUL Bar, Postgasse 2, 1010 Vienna (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
Via Bank Transfer:
State “Shuffle Café donation/Spende”
Recipient: Verein Balboa, Baby!
IBAN: AT63 1420 0200 1094 1084, BIC: BAWAATWW

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!


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!


We are very excited to announce that the VBLE 2022 will happen on the weekend of July 8-10, 2022.
Please save the date – more to come!

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.


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.


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.