Sunday, 29 April 2018

OXFORD Slow Balboa Celebration - UPDATES

Join us for the UK's first Slow Balboa weekend with

Mickey Fortanasce (USA) & 
Vanessa Granjon (France)

5th & 6th May 2018
Old Headington Village Hall


EVENT INFORMATION has now been sent out to all attendees.  Please contact us if you haven't received a copy - 

 we are running some taster classes over the next few weeks for anyone wishing to try this delightful dance - or to practise for 5/6 May weekend.

Mon 9 Apr  9pm-10pm  New Marston Pastoral Centre, OX3 0DL   
Sun 15 Apr  1pm-2pm The Jericho Tavern, OX2 6AE  (see Last Stop Balboa post)
Mon 30 Apr  9pm-10pm   New Marston Pastoral Centre, OX3 0DL 


A smooth and rhythmic version of Balboa, Slow Balboa was originally danced by Dean and Nancy Raftery and complements both Lindy and Balboa in the Swing dance genre.  Two days of Improver/Intermediate level workshops with evening dance and Sunday Tea Dance - for the bargain price of £125.

The aim of the weekend is to progress past the basic figures usually taught at taster sessions.  Therefore the minimum requirement for booking is that you are able to dance the Slow Bal 8 count basic.  

If you would like a crash course in the basic, we'll be teaching Slow Bal at some of our regular Monday evening Balboa classes in March and April.  
Please keep checking here and Facebook for dates and more info.  

If you already know the basic and would like to get some practice in before the May weekend, we'll be adding one hour practice sessions from 1pm-2pm to Last Stop Balboa on 11 March and 15 April.  Cost £5, to include entry to Last Stop Balboa.  
Please keep checking here or Facebook for updates.


BOOKING REQUIREMENTS :  Please book with a partner if at all possible.  Single applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a partner becomes available (NOW CLOSED TO SINGLE FOLLOWS, SINGLE LEADS & COUPLES WELCOME!).  Payment will be required in advance.

More details coming soon so WATCH THIS SPACE ...!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Last Stop Balboa April - This Sunday!

Sunday 15 April 2018
2pm - 6pm

EXTRA THIS MONTH:  1.00 - 1.30  Slow Bal Taster Class
                                       1.30 - 2.00  Slow Bal Practice

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern  
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

Next month's Last Stop...
Sun 13 May 2018

Getting to The Jericho Tavern ...
Free parking in side roads between Woodstock Rd & Banbury Rd (10 mins walk) 
A few spaces for non-residents in Cranham St, Great Clarendon St, Walton St, Worcester Pl, Wellington St, Albert St and Observatory Rd.  
Bus and Rail Stations are 10 mins' walk away.
Pear Tree Park & Ride off A34/A44 (10-15 mins bus ride)