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!

All Slow Ball - Torquay 
20th - 22nd May 2022
BalBreak 2022 - Torquay
9th - 11th Sept 2022
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Lynn will be MC at this event.


All Slow Bal on 20th - 22nd May 2022.

Instructors include:

Mickey Fortanasce (USA) &Masha Krokhina (Russia), 

Mel and Jo Calanglang (UK)


All Slow Bal....

A whole weekend of Slow Bal in a fabulous sea front hotel right on the water's edge with stunning views over Torquay bay...

Everything under one roof

8 hours of workshops with top international teachers

3 dances including the Sunday afternoon tea dance with cakes

Beachside hotel with fabulous views 

Two levels:

New and Refresher Fundamentals

Intermediate and above

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Lynn will be MC at this event.


BalBreak 2022 on 9th - 11th Sept 2022.

Instructors include:

Sylvia Sykes & Nick Williams (USA), 

Annabel Quisao & Bobby White (USA)

Yulia Dakina & Sasha Azarov (UK)


BalBrea 2022

Improve your Balboa with workshops taught by top international teachers. Dance to the best Balboa DJs plus a live band. With half board hotel accommodation provided you will have plenty of time to catch up with friends from across the UK, Europe and beyond, and make new friends, or practice what you have learned in classes. Alternatively, simply relax and unwind on the terrace, soaking up the late summer sun and breathing fresh sea air with a glass of your favourite tipple... 

In a stunning location, our hotel has sweeping views over Torquay bay from the bar, lounge, ballroom and many of the bedrooms. It has direct and private access to the beach, and a level walk to the town centre and Marina. The hotel is easily accessible by road with ample free parking. Torquay station is a 10 minute level walk, or a 2 minute taxi ride, with a regular (and frequent) service from London and elsewhere. 

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