This weekend, from Friday February 23rd to Sunday February 25th we are arranging Copenhagen Slow Balboa Festival complete with classes and evening parties.
We’ll have live music both Friday and Saturday evening, and to make it easier for those who doesn’t know so much Slow Balboa yet, we are aiming at 50% slow Balboa music, 25% Lindy music and 25% regular Balboa music.
Learning Slow Balboa is an import part of mastering Balboa, yes even if it is much slower music, the connection and technique is the same, yet the tempo brings new challenges.
That’s why we have 2 Slow Balboa events for you here in February.
Our main event is Copenhagen Slow Balboa Festival in the very last weekend of February. Here you will quickly learn Slow Balboa from world-renowned dance teachers Anni & Gašper.
Don’t forgot that you also get 2 fabulous parties with live music!
What a whirlwind of dance, laughter, and joy we experienced this October at the Copenhagen Balboa Weekend. As we reminisce about the wonderful moments we shared, from the lively parties at Serapion to the masterclass in Slow Balboa, we are thrilled to announce that the memories we created together are now just a click away!
We are excited to share that the photos from the unforgettable Copenhagen Balboa Weekend are now available online. Relive the steps, the spins, and the smiles by visiting our photo gallery.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the participants, instructors, and volunteers who made this event a grand success.
As you browse through the photos, we hope they bring back the rhythm and spirit to your mind. Feel free to share your favorites and tag us on social media!
Stay tuned for more exciting events and keep dancing!
We are proud to present a feast of Balboa opportunities here in October 2023.
We have many many class and workshop offerings, check the menu on this website, visit the new registration system at https://shop.balboaswing.dk/ or checkout the Copenhagen Balboa weekend which still has a few spots, but also 1 completely sold out class.
Friday September 15th you can try Slow Balboa at Cafe Globen. We start with a free gratis introduction from 19-20, and then there is slow swing music from 20 so you can social dance and mingle with the other participants.
The Copenhagen Ministry of Balboa is proud to once again announce a Copenhagen Balboa Weekend with the fabulous teachers Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet and Anni Skoglund & Gašper Hrovat so don’t miss this great opportunity – this year you will learn from both teacher couples no matter what level you choose.
Do not miss The Copenhagen Balboa Weekend Fall ’23 on October 27th-29th
The evening parties will be held at Serapions-Ordenen (Haveselskabetsvej 3B). And also Saturday and Sunday classes and tea-dance will be held the same place – the floors are fantastic, the cozy bar and lounge is great, and we are in the midst of Copenhagen with great restaurants and cozy shopping areas all around us,
The Bands will be announced during the summer – and there will be live bands, both for the Friday and Saturday parties as well as for the Sunday tea-dance.
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
Kindly read the level descriptions thoroughly before you register. This gives everybody the best chance for being at a suiting level. This year as something new we have four levels with the expected same amount of people now just spread out in order to make the levels more even.
There will be no auditions, but the teachers/organizers may ask you to move up or down a level if they believe you have selected or been placed at a wrong level.
Beginners/Intermediate: You have danced some balboa, but you are still getting your sea legs. You have completed Level 1 with Ministry of Balboa or Happy Feet Studio.
Saturday, 14:00-17:00 by Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet. Sunday, 10:00-13:00 by Anni Skoglund & Gašper Hrovat.
Intermediate: 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).
Saturday, 10:00-13:00 by Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet. Sunday, 14:00-17:00 by Anni Skoglund & Gašper Hrovat.
Intermediate/Advanced: 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 a solid Level 3 at Ministry of Balboa)
Saturday, 14:00-17:00 by Anni Skoglund & Gašper Hrovat. Sunday, 10:00-13:00 by Solen le Bihan & Laurent Wallet.
Advanced: You are a very experienced Balboa dancer. You attend plenty of international workshops – you probably compete or teach classes and tasters on your local scene. You can lead or follow many moves and variations, switch roles, and you playfully dance at all tempos (corresponds to Level 4 at Ministry of Balboa)
A helping note on levels: There is no 1:1 level from last year to this year. And be aware that we use a different level structure than HFS.
If last year you took the Inez (beginners) level, we suggest either Beginners/Intermediate or perhaps Intermediate if you really practiced since last year.
If last year you took Takier and felt to be among the least experienced dancers, we suggest the Intermediate level this year. If you felt to be among the most experienced dancers in Takier we suggest Intermediate/Advanced.
If last year you took the Desatoff level and felt to be among the most experienced dancers, we suggest you register for Advanced. If not feeling up to this, then we would suggest Intermediate/Advanced.
You may also book a private lesson with Anni & Gašper or Solen & Laurent during Sunday teadance 17:30-20:00 @Serapion also – please arrange directly with the teachers for this.
Payment must be made within 7 days of receiving acceptance email and payment instructions to secure your registration. If we don’t receive your full payment in due time your reserved spot may be given to another person.
Please take care of all transfer costs and conversion cost when paying via bank transfer.
Unfortunately we cannot refund your purchased pass for any reason, but you may transfer your pass to someone else with the same dance role (leader, follower or switch). If you do so, let us know by email to whom you sold your pass so we can update the registration.
All participants are attending the event at their own risk
The Ministry of Balboa do not assume any liability or responsibility for incidents and/or injuries and loss or damage of any personal belongings during the event.
Photos and video
You consent to having your photograph / video taken during the event and published.