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Balboa Swing Dance Wednesdays

08/13/2025 @ 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely


Second Wednesday of the Month on the 2nd Floor
Beginners welcome! No partner necessary!
8-9pm Beginner Balboa Lesson
9-12 DJed swing music
$10 donation requested to pay teachers and DJs

What is balbloa?
Balboa is a fun swing dance that YOU can do. It is danced primarily in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. The art of Balboa is in the subtle communication between the lead and follow, including weight shifts, which most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a “dancer’s dance” than a “spectator’s dance”. Balboa is danced to a wide variety of tempos. Because the basic step takes up such a small space, Balboa can be danced to fast music (over 300 beats per minute). Balboa is also danced to slow music (under 100 beats per minute), which allows more time for intricate footwork and variations.


Chicago Balboa Underground


8:00 pm


Desiree Roffers


Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, 60613-4303 United States
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