Time and Place
Time: 11.00 – 14.00
Location: Osramhuset Valhalsgade 4, Copenhagen
Information regarding dancing and Covid-19
According to the authorities we are allowed to dance with each other as long as we stick to the same dance partner and do not switch partners, keep distance between the couples, and wash and sanitize our hands regularly.
*This workshop will of course follow the current Covid-19 restrictions so there will be no partner rotation.*
Join our beginner workshop and learn the wonderful Slow Balboa dance
Balboa is a partnered swing dance that originates from California and is almost 100 years old. Balboa can be both flashy and the subtle communication between the lead and follow such as weight shifts that most spectators cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a ‘dancer’s dance’ than a ‘spectator’s dance’.
This beginners’ workshop will aim at giving you and your partner a solid foundation for the subtle communication of leading and following with your body, as we will spend most of the time in close embrace. For a non-dancer it will appear mostly as a rhythmical hugging session moving around on the floor.
The base footwork rhythm is well known from other swing dances, but the workshop is also open for dancers with other partner dance experience.
After this workshop you can continue with Slow Balboa every Thursday at Hepcats, where this workshop (or equivalent skills) is a pre-requisite for participating in the weekly classes.
Shoes: It is a good idea to show up with indoor dance shoes that has a leather or similar slippery sole. It is common to see women dance in shoes with a thick 3-5 cm tall heel, but you do not have to do so.
Teachers: Our teachers Zhan Li and Jon Bendtsen will give you a thorough introduction to the art of dancing gracefully to slow swing and jazz music.