Activity Information

Please follow the links in each of the sections below for information about the classes and fun sessions. We will update the information as it becomes available. 

Something for everyone, with "Fundamentals" classes, as well as classes geared towards Intermediate and above slow bal dancers.

Please register if you have not yet done so, and encourage your friends to register too. All money received will go to the teachers, and as more money is received we will fund more classes.

A: Welcome

We look forward to welcoming you to the Virtually Slow Balboa weekend. The event will begin at 7pm (BST) on Friday 23rd October. The various classes and activities will go live at schedule times throughout the weekend. Please see our Schedule page for further details.

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B: Fundamentals and Improvers

We are aiming to include two hours of fundamentals classes suitable for all levels.

If new to slow bal, or have done a few tasters/ad hoc classes this will be the perfect opportunity to learn from the world's very best. Having completed these classes there will be much you can learn from the intermediate and above section, taking these classes at your own pace or focusing on just specific parts of the class.

These classes will be invaluable to more experienced dancers too, as you will be able to hone your technique and understanding of Slow Bal.

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C: Intermediate and above

At least four hours of classes with Jacob and Shani will be geared to Slow Bal dancers of intermediate and above level.

If you have less experience but have completed the Fundamentals classes please do check out these classes as you will be able to take your time focusing on specific aspects that you might be interested in.

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D: Fun Extras and Classes

These will include:

  • Interview with Shani
  • Solo footwork and movement with Jacob
  • Slow Bal styling and footwork with Shani

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More Balboa Events

Martyn, Sue, Tony and Anna also run the following residential dance weekends

Bal Spring Break 2021

Residential Balboa Weekend
in a fabulous sea-front hotel

Top International Teachers

Bournemouth (90 mins Heathrow)

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th March 2021 

Jennifer Lee & Andreas Olsson (USA/Sweden) 

£270 for all classes, 3 parties, and including
2 nights dinner, B&B (Fri/Sat)

Click here for more details about Bal Spring Break

All Slow Bal Weekend 2021

a whole weekend of Slow Bal

Residential Balboa Weekend
at Livermead Cliff, Torquay

Fri 21st to Sun 23rd May 2021

Mickey Fortanasce (USA)
Anna-Maria Bernhard (Germany) 

£270 for all classes, dances and including 
2 nights dinner, B&B (Fri/Sat)

Click here for more details about Slow Bal 2021

BalBreak 2021

Friday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2021

Marty Lau and Sylvia Sykes (USA)
Jacob Wigger and Shani Brown (USA

£TBA per person includes 2 nights half board accommodation in Torquay

Click here for more details about BalBreak 2021