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WORKSHOP: Intro to "East Coast Bal-Swing Fusion"

Wednesday, March 13th:

By Special Request:

An Introduction to slow

"East Coast Bal-Swing Fusion"

"Balboa" is a phenomenal, close-connection, ragtime jazz era dance typically done to faster Charleston-style swing music.

"Bal-swing" is a hybrid dance that has evolved in recent years incorporating a whole host of fun break-away elements from swing, such as the "spike turn" or "Maxi slide". In this workshop, we'll dive into some of those delightful bal-swing elements, but in this case, ones which can be done to a much slower East Coast Swing (ECS) tempo.

In addition, we'll explore the world of "Bal-Swing Fusion" -- how to seamlessly transition between ECS and Bal-Swing movements (One of Ari's specialties & original swing-fusion innovations!).

Join is for this wonderful Seattle debut workshop!




Doors open at 6:40pm. Come early to sign in, stretch, warm up, etc. Workshop will start promptly as scheduled

Workshop runs from 7:00-9:00pm.

Guided dance practice from 9:00-9:30pm


China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA. Plenty of free parking available.

COST (per workshop):

$20 Pre-registration;$25 at the door (credit card or PayPal online; cash or check at the door only)

LEVEL: "Intermediate"

For TUESDAY's "1-3-5" WORKSHOP: Participants should be comfortable with a basic (ie, beginning level) East coast swing, cross-step waltz, and either a NC2S or Salsa.


Please go to our REGISTRATION page to pre-register, and to our PAYMENT page to pay using your Credit Card or PayPal. (Can pay with cash or check only at the door. Cost is $20 per workshop if pre-registered online, or $25 per workshop if registering at the door)


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  • Ari


    March 13, 2013

  • Ari

    Howdy all,
    Several people have asked me about the concept behind this Wednesday's "ECS-Balboa fusion" workshop at China Harbor. The pure Balboa basic is a fairly technical and fast paced dance. In this workshop, we bypass all of the hard bal-basic stuff, and jump straight into fun bal combo's, but we use East Coast Swing as the basic step (ergo, swing fusion!). It's a whole new way to have fun with swing! Here's a little teaser for what this dance style looks like (in this video it's done a little faster than what we'll be doing in class, but it's the same concept) Full details at (see workshop page). (Int Level: Must be comfortable with East Coast Swing basics)

    March 13, 2013

  • Gerry L.

    Should be a lot of fun!

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So excited!

    February 27, 2013

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