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.
Balboa can be danced to any uptempo swing tune.
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If you or your community is interested in learning Balboa, .
For more, see our two books on dancing:
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge,
and Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge.
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