Balboa

Collegiate Shag

Collegiate Shag started in the 1920s and 30's. It's a partnered dance done mostly to mid-tempo or faster music and it combines different rhythms, including
6-count and 8-count moves. Shag is very energetic and will give you a fun workout! Today, Collegiate Shag is widely danced in Europe, and is quickly gaining momentum and popularity in the United States! We're excited to have Collegiate Shag as our main focus for Inland Empire Shuffle!
Check out a few of our Instructors for Inland Emipre Shuffle!
Laura Keat: 0:40-2:20
Irina Amzashvili & Jeremy Otth: 6:35-8:05
Balboa (Bal) began in California during the 1920s. It supposedly arose in popularity due to crowded ballrooms. With limited space, Charleston and Lindy Hop were less practical. Balboa typically combines two dances, Pure Bal and Bal-Swing; it's known for fast and fancy footwork, but is enjoyable at slower tempos too. This smooth dance focuses on partner connection and includes kicks, dips, spins, slides, etc., which make it the dynamic dance it is today! 
Check out a few of our Instructors for Inland Emipre Shuffle!
Irina Amzashvili: 3:50-5:30
Laura Keat & Jeremy Otth: 5:50-7:35