New this year!

Thanks to feedback from our awesome attendees, we're continuously working on improving our lesson structure. This year, we're going to have four separate sets of classes with 6 instructors!

Beginner Track

Ideal for dancers just getting started with Balboa or dancers who have been dancing Balboa a while but would still like to work on the basics. If you're at ABW taking the Beginner or Beginner Intermediate track, this is probably the level for you.

Intermediate Track:

Ideal for those dancers who have a solid foundation in Balboa and can comfortably perform the basic Balboa moves (come-around, toss-out, lollies, in-and-outs, etc) on the social dance floor. If you did Intermediate or Intermediate Advanced at ABW, then this is probably the level for you.

Advanced Track:

For those dancers who have been dancing Balboa for years and are able to play around with moves they see others do, as well as create their own. This track will focus on competition-level material and will move at a very fast pace. If you're aiming for Advanced or Advanced Plus at ABW, then this is probably the level for you.

Advanced Plus Track:

Perfect for dancers who have danced Balboa for several years, and feel comfortable with styling and rhythm variations. Dancers may be teaching in their scene and competing at regional events. This track will focus on competition-level material and will move at a fast pace. If you have placed in Advanced Plus at ABW, this is probably the level for you.

Also, Mini-Group Privates!

This year, we're continuing our tradition of offering Mini-Group Privates - our small, intimate group lessons with one instructor, during which the instructor gets to dance with and watch each student and give personalized feedback. As per survey requests, we are limiting the number of spots available for these in order to keep the groups to a maximum of 4 people. These opportunities for individual feedback are available on a first come first served basis for $20. We will keep a waiting list.

Friday, September 14th

7:30pm Doors Open
Buffalo Irish Center
245 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220
8:30pm-12:00am Friday Night Welcome Dance
featuring live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band!

Saturday, September 15th

9:30am Registration Opens
Buffalo Irish Center
245 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220
Beginner Intermediate Advanced
10:00am-11:50am Class 1 Class 1 Class 1
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:20pm Class 2 Class 2 Class 2
3:30pm - 3:45pm Group Picture
3:50pm - 4:20pm Mini-Group Privates A
4:30pm - 5:00pm Mini-Group Privates B
8:00pm Registration Opens
8:30pm-12:00am Saturday Night Main Dance
featuring live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band!
12:00am - 2:30am Late Night @ Doc Sullivans!

Sunday, September 16th

10:00am Registration Opens
Buffalo Irish Center
245 Abbott Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14220
Advanced Plus Intermediate Advanced
10:30am - 12:20pm Class 1 Class 3 Class 3
12:30pm - 1pm Mini-Group Privates C
1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm - 4:20pm Class 2 Class 4 Class 4
4:30pm - 5:00pm Mini-Group Privates D