Balboa is an American variation of swing dancing. This form of swing dancing is distinguished by adaptations that allow it to be performed in tight spaces: dancers maintain chest-to-chest contact throughout the dance, while performing the dance in an upright posture, and do not perform any spins, kicks, or dips. Balboa is an eight-step count dance, and is usually performed with quick tempo music. A modern version of Balboa, called Bal Swing, has many components that break the original “rules” of Balboa and allows partners to perform moves, such as dips and turns, so long as the feeling and framework maintain the original Balboa style.
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Bees’ Knees Dance; Lindy Hop Revolution; Rhythm in Motion Dance Studio; Swing Toronto
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Swing Toronto805 Dovercourt Rd.Toronto, ON M6H 2X4
Lindy Hop Revolution703 Bloor St. WToronto, ON M6G 1L5
Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio3352 Dundas Street WestToronto, ON M6P 2A4
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