World of Swing – Balboa/Bal-Swing 1

What Is Balboa/Bal-Swing? Balboa was very popular among the College Kids and the sophisticated dancers in the mid 30s and is now extremely popular once again.
Originally Balboa was a closed position swing form with intricate footwork predominantly based on 8-count patterns.
But when the hot Swing music really hit the scene some of the younger dancers like Maxie Dorf and Lolly Wise added break-aways and swing turns to the Balboa,
which nowadays is often referred to as Bal-Swing.
Balboa can be danced to any speed of music, from slow songs at 120 beats/min. till very fast ones at 300 beats/min.
Pure Balboa is probably the easiest way to dance to fast swing music, enjoy it, and look good.

  • Director ‏ : ‎ Koch, Marcus
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 28 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ May 1, 2002
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Kaufer, Barbara, Garrett, Steve, Paulino, Denise


Product ID: 19914 Category:

Section 1
1. Pulse & One-Step
2. Up- & Downhold Basic
3. Crab Walks Crabs on 3 & 7
4. Paddles
5. Steps to Music

Section 2
1. Transition & Cross Breaks
2. He Crosses,She Crosses
3. Come Around
4. Swing Step (Lolly Kicks)
5. Swing in a Circle
6. Steps to Music

Section 3
1. Inside Turn & Swing Out
2. Reverse Turn
3. Steps to Music
4. Variations & Exercises( Adlibs, Double Time, Shuffles)


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