No. 8 Balboa in the City
Friday 19 July (8pm) - Sunday 21 July (6pm), 2019
No. 8 Balboa in the City is a weekend event with a difference: attendees are placed in small groups of 8-10 people and work their way through 6-8 workshops of tailored learning. Attendees work closely with local instructors and others in the group to explore a bunch of interesting themes and concepts, and dance a whole lotta Balboa.
In 2019 we are exploring some changes to the format, based on experience and feedback from last time. You’ll still be in a small group, and your group may combine with other groups to maximise the awesome (and minimise the sound pollution). Watch this space!
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.
We start on Friday night at 8pm, at Speakeasy, Full Swing’s regular Friday night social.
The class timetable for Saturday and Sunday is yet to be confirmed, but workshops will likely run from around 10am to around 5pm at the latest.
On Saturday evening there’s a social dance from 8pm to midnight.
After the last workshop on Sunday, there’s a tea dance (with afternoon tea!) and we’ll be wrapped up by 6pm.
You’ll receive a detailed schedule in your registration pack when you arrive.
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.