Balboa in Chicago

Join us for the 1 year anniversary of the Wonderful Wednesday Balboa Social- Wednesday March 11, 8pm-12am. Featuring Andy Schumm’s Gin Bottle Four. $12

Bal social 1 year 3

Balboa is a spectacular partner dance originated in Southern California in the 1930s. Its close body position and intricate footwork makes it ideal for both fast Jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s, and the crowded dance floors of the time. The current resurgence of Hot Jazz has brought Balboa back into the spotlight nationally and internationally.

To find out more check out what Wikepedia has to say
To find out more about the origins, setting into this great discussion by Peter Loggins

Balboa events in Chicago:

Join The Chicago Balboa Underground at our new monthly home- Lilstreet Loft!

4437 N Ravenswood

RSVP on Facebook for a chance to win free admission!

LillstreetLoft_10The second Wednesday of every month you’ll find Chicago’s best shuffle and slide in this amazing and creative venue. Lilstreet Loft offers bal-erific hardwood floors, climate control, plenty of free parking, lounge areas and perfect lighting for a perfect opportunity to dance the night away. There will be a beginner-friendly balboa lesson from 8-9 pm before the dance which is included with price of admission Then, join us for three hours of bal-friendly djed music. The tempos will be bright, so bring your Swing and Lindy skills, and put them to the test.

Beginning Balboa class at 8pm monthly.








Past Events

Chicago Loop Alliance: Balboa Bonanza in Pritzker Park

Friday September 5, 11:30am-1pm

Find out more on with our Facebook event page


 Chicago Autumn Balboa Weekend 2014

Friday September 26- Sunday September 28

Find out more here

Autumn Balboa Workshop