Scandinavian Shuffle 2023

It is confirmed yay – the Scandinavian Shuffle will be hosted by Ministry of Balboa in Copenhagen on  January 27-29th 2023!

Plenty of ​Balboa social dancing, live bands and social activities in the Serapions Order ball rooms in central Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

So, scratch whatever was in your calendar, type in Scandinavian Shuffle, Copenhagen, Denmark,  and follow the event on facebook if you want to be the first to know when we open for real signup!

Or you can pre-register your interest here and you’ll get a direct email in your inbox when we open the real signup.
https://mailchi.mp/16365a82bbd0/scandinavian-shuffle-2023-mailinglist

Copenhagen Balboa Weekend fall 2022 now open for signup!

October 28th to 30th 2022

Solent le Bihan & Laurant Wallet dancing in front of band
Solent le Bihan & Laurent Wallet dancing with Rasmus Vennevold Trio in background

The Copenhagen Ministry of Balboa is proud to once again announce a Copenhagen Balboa Weekend with the fabulous teachers Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet. Since last fall edition we have expanded our concept with our own Friday party and a “new dancers” class during Saturday, so don’t miss it!

On October 28th-30th, the Copenhagen Balboa Weekend (CBW) will take place

In addition to the ever-important evening parties with live music, CBW features two days of classes with Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet + a yet to be announced teacher couple for the “new dancers” class. Some of you may remember Solen & Laurent­ from CBW 2019 & 2021 where they taught a series of much-appreciated classes (and partied with us all night!).

Friday and Saturday evening parties will be held at Serapions-Ordenen (Haveselskabetsvej 3B). Saturday classes will be held the same place, Sunday classes location will be announced later. Bands for Saturday and Friday will be announced later, but rest assured, you will not be disapointed…!!!

So grab this opportunity and sign up for even more high-quality Balboa classes, and for cozy and fun parties in a relaxed and friendly setting!

 

Classes and levels

  • Level Inez: You have danced a little bit of balboa, but you are still getting your sea legs. Perhaps you have completed Level 1 with Ministry of Balboa or Happy Feet Studio, or you are a lindy hopper who have taken tasters and danced balboa socially.

1 x 4 hours (Saturday, exact time TBA), taught by TBA.

  • Level Takier: You know the basics of Balboa and dance comfortably if the music is not too fast (corresponds to having completed Level 1 & 2 at Ministry of Balboa).

2 x 3 hours, taught by Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet

  • Level Desatoff: You are an experienced Balboa dancer. You can lead or follow many moves and variations, and you feel comfortable dancing at all tempos (corresponds to Level 3 at Ministry of Balboa)

2 x 3 hours , taught by Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet

Party

  • Friday night with live band TBA
  • Saturday night with live band TBA
  • Sunday tea dance & afterparty TBA

Prices We offer an early bird discount of 100,- DKK if you register before July 1st. 2022. Even if you are not accepted until later, just the registration before July 1st will make you eligible for the early bird discount.

  • Inez and Friday+Saturday parties: 500 DKK
  • Takier OR Desatoff and Friday+Saturday parties: 900 DKK
  • Takier AND Desatoff and Friday+Saturday parties: 1,100 DKK
  • Party pass for Friday and Saturday: 250 DKK
  • Party ticket for one night (at the door only): 150 DKK
  • Sunday afterparty: free and open for all

 

Locations

  • Friday party: Serapions-Ordenen (Haveselskabetsvej 3B)
  • Saturday classes and party: Serapions-Ordenen (Haveselskabetsvej 3B)
  • Sunday classes: Location TBA
  • Sunday afterparty: Venue TBA

 

Registration

For registration please complete the form in this link or use your camera on the QR code below: https://mailchi.mp/b830e8594fa5/cph-bw-fall-2022-registration

 

QR code with link to registration system for Copenhagen Balboa Weekend fall 2022

 

 

Copenhagen Balboa Weekend Spring 2022 countdown!

Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22nd

We are preparing the last details for the upcoming Copenhagen Balboa Weekend – still having a few spots in classes for couples or leads left... hurry if you want to participate – or come join us at the parties and buy your ticket in the door.

This will surely be some unforgettable days and evenings!

We kick off the Copenhagen Balbo Weekend with a Friday party in a cozy setting at the House of the Serapion Order, starting at 19:15 and with live music by Siberian Hotheads from 19:45.

Saturday night from 19.00 we will throw the main party at the House of the Serapion Order – with live music by Jeppe Zacho and four of his friends from Jack Street followed by DJ’ing by Gašper Hrovat who might indeed set the floor on fire!

There will also be slow-bal music played in the bar and lounge area to enjoy  some relaxing moments.

On Sunday evening, persistent rumors suggest that there will be an open-to-all afterparty at a local speakeasy called Social Brew from around 17’isch.

In addition to the ever-important parties with live balboa music, CBW features two days of inspiring classes for experienced dancers with renowned international teachers Anna-Maria and Ralf Bernhard. Additionally, we offer a one-day workshop for slightly less experienced dancers. It will be taught by no other than the great Gašper Hrovat and local virtuoso Kasia Ceesay Hansen!

Private lessons opportunity

Should you be interested in a private lesson during Sunday, do reach out to Gašper on messenger and hear more and if you are up for private lessons with Ralf & Anna-Maria during Monday daytime or evening or Tuesday daytime – do reach out here. Private lessons are typically around 60€/hour with one teacher and 100€/hour with two teachers. But, be fast, they are usually in high demand!

Venues

Classes and levels

    • Level Gašper: You have danced a little bit of balboa, but you are still getting your sea legs. Perhaps you have completed Level 1 with Ministry of Balboa, or you are a lindy hopper who have taken tasters and danced balboa socially.

      1 x 4 hours (Saturday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00), taught by Gašper Hrovat & Kasia Ceesay Hansen

    • Level Takier: You know the basics of Balboa and dance comfortably if the music is not too fast (corresponds to having completed Level 1 & 2 at Ministry of Balboa).

      2 x 3 hours (Saturday 14.30-17.30 and Sunday 09.30 – 12.30), taught by Anna-Maria and Ralph Bernard

    • Level Desatoff: You are an experienced Balboa dancer. You can lead or follow many moves and variations, and you feel comfortable dancing at all tempos (corresponds to Level 3 at Ministry of Balboa)

      2 x 3 hours (Saturday 10.00-13.00 and Sunday 13.00-16.00), taught by Anna-Maria and Ralph Bernard

  • Prices

    • Gašper and Friday/Saturday parties: 500 DKK
    • Takier OR Desatoff and Friday/Saturday parties: 700 DKK
    • Takier AND Desatoff and Friday/Saturday parties: 1,000 DKK
    • Party pass for Friday and Saturday: 250 DKK
    • Party ticket for one night (at the door only): 150 DKK 
    • Sunday afterparty: free and open for all

  • Registration

For registration please complete the form in this link or use your camera on the QR code below:

SIGNUP CBW2022Spring

https://mailchi.mp/11ce881d0233/cph-bw-spring-2022 

And do join the event on facebook also to stay tuned on questions and further good news!

 

 

Copenhagen Balboa Weekend Spring 2022 Now Open For Signup!

Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22nd 

The Balboa scene in Copenhagen is off to a flying start after Denmark taking the lead in opening society up. Classes are filling up – our social evenings full to the brim and spirits are high – spring is clearly in the air!

On May 20-22, the Copenhagen Balboa Weekend spring ’22 (CBW) will take place

We will kick it off with a party in the early evening hours Friday from 19:00 with live Balboa music in a cosy setting from 20:00. Saturday night we will have the great party with live Balboa music and both parties in Kulturhuset Indre By.  Sunday evening, rumors are that a nearby afterparty at a well known speakeasy is being organised.

In addition to the ever-important parties with live music, CBW features two days of inspiring classes with renowned internal teachers Anna-Maria and Ralf Bernhard dancing here in the video below.

All lessons and the Friday & Saturday evening party will be held at Salen in Kulturhuset Indre By and we will confirm the live bands soon – stay tuned! This will surely be an unforgettable evening!

Further details and registration

Copenhagen Balboa Weekend Spring 2022

 

 

Photos from Copenhagen Balboa Weekend 2021

Again, thank you to all the participants, contributers and organizers for a wonderful Copenhagen Balboa Weekend 2021!
To keep the good memories fresh in mind here is a bunch of nice photos from the Saturday party capturing the atmosphere – courtesy of Juls Jay for Ministry of Balboa as well as members of Ministry of Balboa.
Thanks again for being awesome – we look forward to seeing you all again in May for Copenhagen Balboa Weekend 2022 – Spring Edition! Stay Tuned!

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Balboa beginner classes starting Tue Nov 16th

Our Balboa Beginner classes is now available in a short round of 5 weekly classes which will teach you the basics of this wonderful dance. The class is open to both couples and single registrants, but we will ensure a good balance between the 2 lead and follow dance roles.

Class schedule: 18:30-19:45 five Tuesdays starting Nov 16th

Read more here:  https://www.balboaswing.dk/beginners/

 

Spice up your Swivels

Come get some spice in your swivels Tuesday October 12th when Zhan Li and Jon Bendtsen will teach a theme class about Swivels from 18:30 to 20:00.

Entrance fee 85,- and that also covers the social dance after the swivel theme class from 20-22ish.

From 18 til class start we have open practice/social dance/chit chat.