We start on Friday night at 8pm, at Speakeasy, Full Swing’s regular Friday night social.

You can pick up your wrist band Friday night or Saturday morning (please make sure you’re in early enough to get prepared for the first session at 10am).


Start Time Description Studio 1 Studio 2
9.30am Doors open/sign in
10.00am All-in Session All in
11.00am Group Session 1 Red White Orange Purple Black Blue
12.00pm LUNCH
1.30pm Group Session 2 Red White Blue Orange Purple Black
2.45pm Group Session 3 Blue Orange Black Red White Purple
7.30pm Evening Dance


Start Time Description Studio 1 Studio 2
9.30am Doors open
10.00am Group Session 4 Purple Black Blue Red White Orange
11.15am Group Session 5 Orange Purple Black Red White Blue
12.15pm LUNCH
1.45pm Group Session 6 Red White Purple Blue Orange Black
3.00pm All-in Session All in
4.00pm Tea Dance


All workshops and events are at Full Swing Studios and the entrance is off Dixon St – up the red stairs.  

Food & drink

Full Swing studios is in the middle of the Cuba Quarter, and there is an abundance of food options, from fast food to high-end dining.

We’re also surrounded by great coffee sources, as you’d expect for Wellington!


There are heaps of accommodation options around central Wellington, and we'd recommend you make use of social media to connect with locals.


Registrations will be capped to keep groups at 8-10 people per group.  We will also limit registration to ensure an even lead/follow balance.  If one role becomes oversubscribed, people will be put on a waitlist until more places become available as people register for the undersubscribed role.

The workshop format requires you to be able to comfortably dance some essential Balboa moves: pure bal basics, out and ins, come around, throw outs, lollies, swivels. Apart from that, all levels are welcome!

If you're a total beginner and still interested in this weekend, get in touch so we can measure the level of interest and maybe work something out.

Registration will include sessions with all of our instructors, practice time, and ‘all-in’ workshops. It also includes the dances on Friday and Saturday night.  


Full refunds are available up until 6 weeks before the event.

After that, no refunds are available, however transfers are available for the same role (leader for leader, follower for follower), but this must be confirmed with the organisers in advance.