Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

Prepmode for Camp 2016
Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz & Tap


Traditionally a fairly fast close-to-your-partner dance with fancy footwork in limited space. The name Balboa refers to a dance tradition emanating from the Balboa peninsula outside of Los Angeles. The dance form has in recent years experienced a remarkable revival, both within the already established Lindy Hop scene as well as living an independent life in its own right.

Origin: southern California (U.S.) in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Music: classic big band music of the swing era.
Synonyms: Bal, Bal-swing and Swing.
Film clips: Venice Beach (1938), Start Cheering (1939) and Maharaja (1943).

Balboa Alternatives: 
Students should have a basic understanding of fundamentals around rhythms and patterns. The intention on this level is to focus around how to improve basics, but also to spend time on connection and general technique.

Available: Week 2
At this level there should be an understanding of the Balboa rhythms, and the mix between the different styles related to closed and open positions. This class will focus on different kinds of footwork, as well as a handful of lead- and follow figures that are a little bit more challenging than just the basic patterns.

Available: Week 2
On this level, fundamental basics and good Balboa rhythms should be since long established. The ability to follow different rhytmical variations, both in closed and open positions and different tempi, should not represent a major problem.

Available: Week 2
An advanced level is naturally a level where a lot of very experienced dancers are spending time. The tempo of both the music and the teaching will be challenging, the focus will often relate to improvisation and personal interpretation. Rhythmical sensitivity is a must to follow programs on this level.

The registration for the Advanced class will be embedded in the registration for IntermediateAdvanced. If you want to try out for the Advanced class you need to register for IntermediateAdvanced, and then, once in Herräng, an audition will decide at which level each individual dancer belong.

Available: Week 2