EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
Whilst it is great fun going to class and learning to dance, sometimes you just need a little boost to your dancing so one day and weekend workshops are the ideal way of doing this. Balboa Mondays regularly team up with local and national groups to but on workshops and you'll find all the details about those here.
However whilst learning can be fun in itself, the main reason why most people learn to dance is to get out there on the social dance floor. There are many local groups who organise events and we are very lucky in Reading to have a vibrant local live music scene who love to see dancers at their events - for details of all of these hop on over to a fab locally-curated site Reading Vintage Swing Dance Scene for details of all these events (they have a really handy weekly listing and highlights section). However Balboa Mondays also likes to contribute to the dancing possibilities and holds an annual Balboa Mondays Tea Dance to raise money for our home, the magnificant Rising Sun Arts Centre. In 2016 we had a world-renowened US-based balboa and lindy hop dancer just pop in for a few dances - yes the Tea Dance is world famous and has that much of a draw!
Reading Swing Exchange - Reading - 30th Aug - 1st Sept 2019
Lynn will be teaching a balboa taster class at this event as well as being MC for the weekend.
An epic weekend of swing music and dancing is coming to Reading the first weekend of September 2019!
Friday Night Welcome Dance featuring live music from Heather Jayne and the Red Shoes
Saturday taster classes in balboa, shim sham, circus skills and much more!
Saturday Night RSX Ball featuring live music from The Red Fez Orchestra
Saturday Late Night Blues Jam with live music from Ma Bessie
Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance with live music from Lawrie Wright and the Silver Heels
Sunday Late Afternoon Farewell Jam
Balboa Mondays Tea Dance "Laying the Floor" Edition -
Reading - 3rd Nov 2019
Having been such a success in previous years raising money to help refurbish the Rising Sun Arts Centre where Balboa Mondays holds regular classes, we return for the next edition of this event to raise money to finish off the floor in the upstairs room.
Come join us for an afternoon dance filled with DJ music to swing dance to and lashings of tea and cake (as well as a taster balboa class) all included in the entry fee!
Calling all bakers!!!! Want to wow us with your Victoria sponge or amazing macrons? We would love to hear from you - and to say thank you we will offer reduced entrance price on the day.
Keep checking back for further details!
Birmingham Swing Festival - Birmingham - 7th - 9th Feb 2020
Lynn will be teaching and MC at this event.
Birmingham Swing Festival on 7th - 9th February 2020.
Kate Hedin, Marie N'Diaye, Olga Marina, Sandy Lewis, Trisha Sewell, Suzanne Grubham, Lynn Maslen, Sigga Gunnarsdottir, Anders Sihlberg, Andreas Olsson, Bobby White, Daniel Larsson, Martí Gasool & James Hickman.
Track for balboa, lindy hop, shag and solo jazz at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels plus amazing live music at great evening social dances.
Tickets on sale from 6pm, 30th June 2019.
Don't miss out on this amazing weekend in the heart of England..