Level 2 Balboa - Honing Fundamentals

Photo by Braden Nesin

What: 4-week Level 2 Balboa series

When: Tuesdays at 8:15pm,  September 2019 (beginning on September 3rd)
            Class dates:  Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Where: RVA Swing Dance Studio
              6114 Lakeside Ave, Suite C

Instructors: Erica Vess & Ryan Lemar
Prerequisites: at least one 6 week Intro to Balboa session and/or the ability to demonstrate basics, scoots, paddles, progressives, come-arounds, and lollies

Cost: $30 if you register in advance online or $40 at the door (if space is still available).

IMPORTANT: This is a small studio and class size is limited. Classes have sometimes sold out in the past. We encourage you to register online well ahead of time to ensure that you get a spot in popular classes, as well as to hit class minimums for special topics. Once all the spaces in the class have been sold, there will be no more at-the-door registration available.

What is Balboa? What is Bal-Swing?

Balboa is a specialized style of swing dancing that evolved in Southern California in response to the tightly packed dance floors and fast-paced music. Often danced in a close embrace, this dance typically features fast, intricate footwork and emphasizes partner connection and communication over visually flashy moves. "Pure-Bal" refers to the dance as it was originally danced: movements are in closed position or close embrace. "Bal-Swing" refers to moves danced in a more open partner position, such as turns.

This is our favorite of all the swing-era dances and we are excited to share it with you!

About the Class

Took our recent Intro to Balboa class series? This class is for you.

Taken Balboa elsewhere before and can already demonstrate a Balboa basic, scoots, progressives, come-arounds, and lollies? This class is for you.

In this 4-week unit, we'll pick up right where our Intro series left off, moving into more in depth mechanics to help solidify what you learned in the Intro course

No partner required.

Because each class will build on the material in the previous class, registration is for the whole series only.

(No single class drop-ins without prior instructor approval.)

Questions? Email us at RVAswing@gmail.com. It's the best way to get in touch!


You can register for yourself or for yourself and a dance partner in the same transaction.  (If you are registering a friend of the same dance role, please complete a separate registration for them so that we have their name and email. Thanks!)

Current availability for this class series:
These totals were last updated at 4pm on 8/13/19 and may lag behind actual registrations.

Follows: 8 spaces available
Leads: 8 spaces available

This class has been cancelled.
We'll be running a guided practice session in this time slot all of September instead!

Have any questions or issues? Email us at RVAswing@gmail.com

Registered students: Our registration system sends out an almost instant confirmation email with all your information. (You will also get a PayPal receipt, sent from PayPal).

Refund Policy:  

Please make sure to give us  24 hours notice of cancellations in order to receive a full refund.

Registered for a series and can no longer attend? Please let us know ASAP by emailing RVAswing@gmail.com.

We can only issue refunds or class credits to students who notify us directly of cancellations before the class begins.

--Cancellations made at least 24 hours before the 1st class of a series are eligible for a full refund or class credit (please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation).

--Cancellations received on the day of the 1st class are considered “late cancellations” because these spaces can be difficult to fill with short notice.  Late cancellations made at least 4 hours before class starts are eligible for a 50% refund or a 50% class-credit  towards a future series.  Please indicate your choice when you notify us of your cancellation.

--Last-minute cancellations received less than 4 hours before a class series begins, as well as no-shows,  are not eligible for any refunds or class credits.

-- Did you have an emergency? Email us up to 24 hours past class start and let us know and you can still get your partial class credit or partial refund.

--Once you start a series, no refund or credit is given for class absences.