NYC Balboa Social Dances & Events

Upcoming Balboa and Bal-Swing social dances and classes in New York City.

WHITE HEAT feat. Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy!

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

WHITE HEAT is the monthly dance celebrating the NYC balboa community. On the last Tuesday of every month, we have live music, DJs, and the Bal Bar. This is a place where fans of Swing Era music and dancing can get together and celebrate their love on the dance floor.

$20
Recurring

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions

The Back Room 102 Norfolk St, New York, NY

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions - "most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy" (Wall Street Journal) - in it's 10th year since May 2012!

Free
Recurring

Balboa Foundations w/ Bobby White

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

Learn the fundamental steps and concepts of this beautiful Southern Californian swing dance, from the chest-to-chest Balboa Shuffle to kicking, turning, fancy "Swing" steps.

$30 – $100
Recurring

Balboa Old-School Moves & Movement w/ Bobby White

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

In this intermediate-level class, we dive deeper into Balboa and Bal-Swing with other fundamental moves both old and new, and go deeper into improvisation and play.

$30 – $100
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Balboa Throwing Down Advanced w/ Bobby White

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

In our advanced class, we play with the most difficult concepts in Bal-Swing today, focused on high-level leading & following, rhythmic play, improvisation, and expression.

$30 – $99
Recurring

Gotham Jazz

Somewhere Nowhere NYC 112 W 25th St, Fl 38 & 39, New York, NY

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere is a speakeasy in the sky… here the band is swinging, the singer singing, the tapper tapping, and a burlesque dancer peeling away all the layers of the outside world. Join us every Wednesday as we step back in time; the twenties are roaring again - you won’t want to miss it.

Free

International Lindy Hop Championships

Edison Ballroom 240 W 47th St, New York, NY

Come celebrate Lindy Hop at ILHC with 4 days of dancing, including 24 competitions, 16 classes, over 24 hours of social dancing, and more!

$249 – $279
Recurring

Intro to Balboa (Level 1) w/ Milo Saidl

Kilowatt Dance Theater 4 W 43rd St #803, New York, NY

Balboa is a partnered swing dance that originated in the 1930s in Southern California, particularly in the beachside resort named Balboa. Back in the day, crowded dance halls often had strict rules which prohibited the Charleston and other exuberant dances, so a dance which required very little space naturally evolved. All classes are 55 minutes, ... Read more

$20
Recurring

Focused Bal OPEN Practice Session

Studios 797 797 8th Ave, New York, NY

Open to all, this practice involves open Q&A and the sharing of drills to improve skill, but everyone should come with 2-3 topics they want to work on.

$10

ILHC After-Party feat. Gordon Webster

The DL 95 Delancey St, New York, NY

>> Early Bird Tickets only $25 thru May 6th! Prohibition Productions is thrilled to present the official ILHC closing night rooftop soiree, featuring a stellar lineup with more of NYC’s top swing bands & musicians! Join us as we throw-down NYC style with 3x bands and 2x DJs on 2x floors - plus the rooftop ... Read more

$25 – $35
Recurring

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions

The Back Room 102 Norfolk St, New York, NY

Back Room Speakeasy Sessions - "most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy" (Wall Street Journal) - in it's 10th year since May 2012!

Free
Recurring

Balboa Foundations w/ Bobby White

You Should Be Dancing...! 37 W 26th St, New York, NY

Learn the fundamental steps and concepts of this beautiful Southern Californian swing dance, from the chest-to-chest Balboa Shuffle to kicking, turning, fancy "Swing" steps.

$30 – $100