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. In recent years, 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: 

The word itself is self-explanatory, and no previous dance experience is necessary. The classes, each 70 minutes long, will start from scratch. Check-in will take place on late Friday afternoon, and will be immediately followed by the first class; the remaining five classes will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

For more detailed information about the Beginner Weekends, please click here.

Available: 14 July - 16 July

On this level, there should be a basic understanding of the Balboa rhythms, and the mix between the different styles related to closed and open positions. If you are an experienced Lindy Hopper and have just started to try out Balboa, this is probably the level for you! The programme will focus on different kinds of footwork, as well as a handful of lead- and follow patterns that are sometimes easy to catch, and sometimes a bit more challenging than just the basic figures.

Available: Week 1


On this level, fundamental basics and good Balboa rhythms should be long established. The tempo of both the music and the teaching will be slightly challenging, and the focus will sometimes relate to improvisation and personal interpretation. Rhythmical sensitivity is an asset to be able to follow classes at this level. The ability to follow different rhythmical variations, both in closed and open positions and different tempi, should not represent a major problem. No auditions will be held; this level is for more experienced Balboa dancers.

Available: Week 1