Videos can be found here and everywhere in the internet – but the best is to come by to one of the parties and experience it live…
Balboa is a full body contact swing dance that is danced to rather fast music – but due to its close connection you can also nicely use it for the slow tunes. It evolved in the 20s in California and was THE thing to do through the 30s up to the 40s – and nowadays all over the planet. (And lucky you: Berlin is called a Balboa Mekka!) It’s the coolest and smoothest dance in the world: very delicate and with slightly crazy footwork. Balboa is also danced in open position (it can get quite fast and dynamic!) – it’s then called Bal-Swing.
We don’t feature the show-off and acrobatic aspect of Lindy Hop, but use it’s principles (stretch and counter balance) to enable a real good connection between you and your partners – in both roles.
I STRONGLY recommend to learn Balboa first:
It’s much easier to begin with and will give you a great foundation to learn Lindy later!
(Besides it is a true beauty of a dance…)