Balboa



Introduction

Balboa is a swing dance that originated in Southern California (on the Balboa Peninsula) in the 1920s.

Unlike most kinds of swing, which have lots of variations in open position, Balboa is mostly danced in closed position.


Variations

Basics
» Basic
» Come Around
» Down Hold


Variations
» Toss Out
» Lollies
» Lollies to Toss Out
» Ochos








Music

Balboa can be danced to any uptempo swing tune.


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For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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