Where to find Balboa, June to December 2018

Where can I dance balboa?
Our 2018 Local + Regional Events Calendar

JULY
07/05 (Thurs) the JAZZ COASTERS at SwinGallery (Leapin’ Lizard in Covington)
07/13 – 07/15 CINCY HOP EXCHANGE WEEKEND
07/14 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)
07/21 Swingtime Big Band plays York Street Café (Newport)
07/22 DAYTON BALBOA PRACTICE 2-5PM (Dayton)

AUG
08/03 BAL-ASTOFF BALBOA WORKSHOP EVENT (Huntsville, AL)
08/11 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)
08/29 7pm Balboa Meetup at the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society’s Jazz Jam and Dance (at King Avenue 5, in Columbus)

SEPT
09/08 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)

OCT
10/13 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)

NOV
11/10 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)
SMORGASBOARD OF SWING (DATE TBA)

DEC
12/08 – 12/09 is Cincinnatt’s Own JINGLE BAL in it’s 3rd Year.

WEEKLIES
*Thursdays: SwinGallery at Leapin’ Lizard in Covington
*Sundays: Sunday Weekly Dances at College Hill Town Hall

MONTHLIES
*First Fridays at Molly Malone’s in Covington
*Second Tuesdays in Columbus for Balboa

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All Balboa Is Nigh

The Annual All Balboa Weekend (the oldest, biggest, awesomest balboa workshop on the planet) is upon us. Once more shall we sallyforth on our musical pilgrimage to get the shuffle on with our fellow balboans. And lo, we shall return to our wage-slaving on Monday, and struggling mightily with burning feet and utter exhaustion, wrestling, indubitably, to understand how we can have undertaken this strange and joyous adventure together only to end up back at the mundane desks and screens of the real world. And we mark off our calendars for next year.

I’m so pleased people from the Cincinnati Swing Dance community, as well as the greater Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky swing dancing communities, will be attending this year.

Some unfortunate health circumstances had left me wondering if I could attend. There’s nothing special about marking ten years since one’s first balboa workshop. But it is, to me. My All-Bal Tennial is kinda special to me. I’m glad to say I’ll be there this year, with my friends and fellow dancers, fantastic musicians, and people who try their darnedest to community-build, to create music, to preserve the arts, or those who contribute by simply asking people to dance. My people. ❤

I'm coming for #allthebalboas.

2018 Balboa Info

Where can I dance balboa?
Our 2018 Local + Regional Events Calendar

JAN 
01/04 (Thurs) the JAZZ COASTERS at SwinGallery (Leapin’ Lizard in Covington)
*Update!* 01/06 the FAUX FRENCHMEN will play at the Hilton Netherland Plaza at 9pm
01/13 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)
*Update!* 01/13 the MIDWESTERN SWING will play at the Hilton Netherland Plaza at 9pm
01/20 SPEAKEASY NIGHT w/ MICKEY JAMES and the Queen City Crew at the SouthGate House Revival

FEB
02/01 SparX 2018 in Cleveland
02/10 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)

MAR
03/01 (Thursday) the JAZZ COASTERS at SwinGallery (Leapin’ Lizard in Covington)
03/10 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)

APR  
04/11 (Wednesday) is
the HARRY JAMES ORCHESTRA at Music Hall
04/14 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)

MAY is WARBIRDS month!  (TBD)
05/12 CINCY BALBOA Second Saturdays Practice Session (College Hill)

JUNE
06/14-16 is
ALL BALBOA WEEKEND!
in Cleveland

WEEKLIES
*Thursdays: SwinGallery at Leapin’ Lizard in Covington
*Sundays: Sunday Weekly Dances at College Hill Town Hall

MONTHLIES
*First Fridays at Molly Malone’s in Covington
*Second Tuesdays in Columbus for Balboa

That’s a Wrap for Jingle Bal * 2017

Jingle Bal, Cincinnati’s Balboa Workshop Event, took place this past weekend.

The instructors were roundly praised, the dancing was a blast, the volunteer staff was fantastic.  A big thank you to all who made this event possible, and made it a genuinely fun and welcoming event.
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Cincy Balboa’s next practice session is Saturday January 13th.

Pre-Registration Ends 12/03

Have you registered for Jingle Bal?
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It’s almost time for Cincy Balboa’s JINGLE BAL! This year’s workshop and social dance event is bigger and better, and if you ever wanted to learn balboa, or if you love balboa, then there’s no more friendly and affordable event out there!

Register Here!

Learn more about Jingle Bal and the balboa workshop classes and dances here.

See you soon!

#balboa #allthebalboas #balbeliever #swingdancing #danceworkshop

Tea Dance at Jingle Bal

Sunday Morning(-ish), join us for breads and beverages at the Balboa Bagel Breakfast! Our opportunity to eat, and (re-)meet our fellow balboa dancers from around the Midwest and South (south-middle? middle-south?).

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“Oh I do so enjoy the music of Mr. Artie Shaw, don’t you? I enjoy Frenesi ever so much.”

Take a moment to relax with new friends and compare notes on music and dance shoes and scene-building and vintage trousers (or what have you). After you re-fuel, get ready to shuffle to live music by the Jazz Coasters

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“Bring the arms in, hon. Just bring ’em in. Relax”

That’s Sunday December 10th, right before the Tea Dance, in the Parlor at the Contemporary Dance Theater. Reserve your spot now, or be bagel-less at Jingle Bal. Balboa Bagel Breakfast Begins at 1130am

These photos are actually a really cool find by the University of Cincinnati, picked out of a file drawer marked “Photos.” They were taken by Robert Kinstler for the Cincinnatian yearbook and news record, sometime between 1938 and 1943.

You can see them all here : http://magazine.uc.edu/media/oncampus/photos_from_negs.html
The photos are re-produced here without permission, but giving credit to the photographer and the university whose property they may or may not be.

JINGLE BAL * 2017
Event | Instructors I | Instructors II | Instructors III | DJs

Classes | Schedule | Registration

Jingle All The Bal

Greetings Bal Believers!

As of today, Balboa-Lovers from 12 different states have registered to join us!
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I’m so excited, to have all of our talented instructors, dancers, musicians, and djs joining us. On that note, I’m pleased to announce our newest addition to the Jingle Bal roster: JAY BENZE, our neighbor to the north, will be our DJ for the Sunday Tea Dance. Jay has a great ear for music, and is not only a fine dancer but also a great instructor! He will be joining us at the Saturday Guided Practice for Beginners.

Have your registered yet??
Track Three is filling up!

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JINGLE BAL * 2017
Event | Instructors I |
Instructors II | Instructors III | DJs
Classes | Schedule |
** Registration is HERE **