The Rocky Balberna 2024 will take place from the 8th to the 10th of November 2024.
The tried-and-tested concept with free choice of courses on Saturday and Sunday will be maintained this year too.
Our favourite teachers from all over Switzerland will be there again!

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We are looking forward to seeing you!


There will be two levels again this year: Basic and Intermediate/Advanced.

You have never attended a Balboa class before or you don't remember much? Then the Basic level is just the right choice for you. The first class takes place on Friday evening and lasts 1h30min. You will learn the basic steps and everything you need to enjoy your weekend from the first party. You will continue your Balboa adventure with further classes: 2x 1h30min on Saturday and 1x 1h30min on Sunday.

Intermediate, Int/Adv or Advanced? The choice is always very difficult and depends on the other participants. At the Rocky we offer you flexibility. You can choose one of four rooms, each corresponding to a level (one room is for Advanced, two others for Int/Adv and the last one for Advanced). Feeling a little tired from all the partying? Then choose the Intermediate room. You want a challenge? Then go to the Advanced room.
Each room also has a theme (Pure Bal, Bal Swing or Teacher's Choice). So you could also decide to dance only Pure Bal or Bal Swing for the whole weekend!
Of course we also need some flexibility from you so that there are as many followers as leaders in each room. In total you will have 3x 1h30min classes on Saturday and 1x 1h30min on Sunday.
The Int/Adv classes will be held in English.

Larissa and Heiko (CH/BS)

Level I/A

Larissa and Heiko have been dancing and teaching together for more than a decade. They love spreading the joy of swing dancing at their local dance school Basel Jitterbugs and across Europe. They both dance different styles of swing dance and mix them up depending on the tempo and energy of the music.

Valérie and Stefan (CH/ZH)

Level I/A

Valérie and Stefan found their access to the world of swing dances through Lindy Hop. Together they have been teaching weekly classes since 2011 and are actively building a strong local scene by offering regular and special classes, organizing social dance events and workshops at their own dance school in Zurich.

Amy and Alex (CH/GE)

Level I/A

Amy Lu and Alexander Lieu are Swiss-American dancers based out of Geneva, Switzerland where they teach weekly Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Lindy Hop classes for Geneva Swing. They provide tools and advice to physically and mentally empower individuality within partner dance. Authenticity, personal expression, play and joy are their core values.

Angélique and Matthias (CH/BE)

Level I/A

Angélique originally comes from Toulouse in France, where she has acquired a broad repertoire of dances over several years and taught them to university students. Her experience gives her a strong background in dance techniques. Her greatest and unbroken passion is and remains Swing - Balboa, Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz. She is often seen at workshops and dance events in Europe and also organizes workshops for the local scene in Bern.

Sarah & Lukas (CH/BE)

Level Basic

Sarah and Lukas have been dancing Balboa for a long time and have a lot of experience teaching.

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