Practice Blog

June 23 Practice

Here is what we did at our June 23 practice session: Warm up – social dancing 20 minutes Solo drills led by Desiree Shuffles around the room Slow steps around the room Uphold/downhold basics in place, left, right, forward, back Triple steps Triple steps in basics Out and ins (with variations optional) Lollies Swivels Peer […]

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Speed trainer

Here is the link to the balboa trainer that Randy and Kara made. We use this at the end of our practice sessions to build our stamina. Building the tempo at the end of our sessions helps us end on a high note and leave the group sweaty and smiling.

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Pure Balboa

Here are some notes about Pure Balboa:  

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Outs and Ins

Here are some tips we came up with for Outs and Ins:

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Questions for Discussion

Here are the questions for discussion that we use when examining a new move: 1) What do you notice about yourself using a mirror or video? 2) How do you know when you are successful? What do you need to work on? 3) Try stopping at different points in the move and notice your shape […]

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Hello world!

Welcome to Blog for the Chicago Balboa Underground Weekly Tuesday Practice. This is intended to be a tool for our group as well as those in other scenes hoping to start a practice group.

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