Copenhagen Balboa Weekend Spring 2024

May 24th to 26th 2024

The Copenhagen Ministry of Balboa is proud to once again announce a Copenhagen Balboa Weekend. Join us for an amazing weekend and enjoy springtime in wonderful Copenhagen!
We offer six hours of classes on four levels with renowned international teachers and parties with live bands Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a cosy venue in central Copenhagen. Rest assured, you will not be disappointed!
Tickets are selling fast – so grab this opportunity and sign up for high-quality Balboa classes, and for cozy and fun parties in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Teachers

In addition to the ever-important evening parties with live music, CBW features two days of classes with legendary teachers and dancers to get inspired from:

Bands

CBW has live bands for all parties – Sunday band to be announced

Venue

Classses, evening parties and Sunday tea-dance will all be held at Serapions-Ordenen (Haveselskabetsvej 3B) hosting a cozy bar and lounge area – and not least: amazing floors!  We are in the midst of Copenhagen with great restaurants and cozy shopping areas all around us.

Classes and levels

Kindly read the level descriptions thoroughly before you register. This gives everybody the best chance for being at a suiting level.

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.

  1. 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 Gloria Garcia & Jon Kay
    Sunday, 10:00-13:00 by Amy Lu & Alexander Lieu

  2. 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 Gloria Garcia & Jon Kay
    Sunday, 14:00-17:00 by Amy Lu & Alexander Lieu

  3. 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 Amy Lu & Alexander Lieu
    Sunday, 10:00-13:00 by Gloria Garcia & Jon Kay

  4. 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)

Saturday, 10:00-13:00 by Amy Lu & Alexander Lieu
Sunday, 14:00-17:00 by Gloria Garcia & Jon Kay

Preliminary Evening activities and parties

Friday night

    • 19:00-20:00 Slowbal taster w. Zhan Li & Jon Bendtsen
    • 20:00-21:00 DJ TBA
    • 21:00-00:00 Josefin Björk Werner live band w. DJ during breaks
    • 00:00-01:00 DJ TBA

Saturday night

    • 19:00-20:00 “Seamless Steals for Balboa” – taster w. Miranda van Wonterghem, Liam Craddock & Eiki
    • 20:00-21:00 DJ TBA
    • 21:00-00:00 Flying Jazzman Quintet live band w. DJ during breaks
    • 00:00-02:00 DJ TBA

Sunday evening

    • 17:30/18:00-21:00 Tea dance & afterparty with live band TBA
    • Party maybe to be continued downtown 😉

Prices

    • Participating at one level
      including party pass Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 1.200 DKK or 162 Euro
    • Participating at two levels
      including party pass Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 1.600 DKK or 216 Euro
    • Party pass for Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 500 DKK or 67,5 Euro
    • Party ticket for one night (at the door only): 212 DKK

Location

New signup form and procedure!

We finally have found a new registration system we think are better, but it still does have a tiny flaw – for new registrants it doesn’t send email on initial registration, but if you can download a PDF from a link on the last page of the registration – then you are registered. For those who have prior registrations in this system you should expect to get an email.

Even if you first register as a single, but then find a partner, then you can just have them add your name and email to their registration, and we will accept both.

Follow the registration link below and look for lines beginning with CBW – Copenhagen Balboa Weekend

Registration https://shop.balboaswing.dk/

Terms & Conditions

Payments

  • Payment must be made within 3 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 if paying via bank transfer.
  • Unfortunately we cannot refund your purchased class pass for any reason, but you may transfer your class pass to someone else with the same dance role (leader or follower). If you do so, let us know by email to whom you sold your class pass so we can update the registration.

Liability

  • 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 classes or socials.
  • Classes with very few participants may be cancelled

Other information

It may take us a few days to get back to you, not least because we need to ensure balance between leaders and followers. But if you get nervous about your registration, or if you have questions, you are always welcome to reach out to us via e-mail at dans@balboaswing.dk