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Wednesday Night Balboa

Currently suspended


@ Upstairs at The Emperor: 21 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1NW


7.30pm – 8.30pm

All levels class in Balboa partner dancing​


8.30pm – 10.30pm

Social dance 

9.00pm - 10.30

Join the intermediate Lindy Hop class at St Paul's if you like. Just pay an extra £1 if you paid for the Balboa class earlier (we'll give you a stamp to show there before you head over)


​£6 (non-members) / £5 (members)


We also run a monthly Balboa social at The Emperor!

For updates subscribe to newsletter, or follow our Balboa Facebook group.

Join us!
  • Beginners are welcome

  • No partner needed! You'll get to dance with everyone

  • No need to sign up in advance. Just join us on the day

What to bring?
  • Hard-soled shoes if you have them (but don't worry if not!)

  • Avoid wearing jewellery as it can scratch and get broken

  • Cash for the entry

  • A Smile! We're a friendly bunch :)


Check out the Corona Swing  spreadsheet for our online events! 

DJ Sunday - Tutorial Tuesdays - Friday Evening Socials

We hope to see many of you get involved, keep the swing spirit alive and bring a little happiness into every CSD member's lockdown life. And please stay safe!

About Balboa



What is Balboa?

What we call Balboa today is a mix of a few different styles of dancing from Southern California, including dancing in close hold with a full body connection and breaking away in to more open movements. It’s hard to give an accurate definition because the original dancers that the modern scene takes inspiration from were so varied in their styes.

The classes we run try to embrace this variety by giving you some tools to dance to swing music with a partner, and encouraging you to enjoy dancing to the music and find your own style.

This blog post about the history of dancing in Southern California is great if you want to find out more: Swing History 101

Not danced much Balboa before?

… Great! We’d love to introduce you – we can get you dancing the basics in your first class and enjoying some great Swing music! Classes are friendly and informal and you don’t need to bring a partner. 

Already know some Balboa?

Awesome, come and be a part of our scene, learn something new, and enjoy some social dancing after class.

Check out the Balboa In Cambridge Facebook Page to get the latest updates.

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