About 'Just Balboa'

From 16th September 2015 we will be teaching at


Kerne Bridge, Nr. Goodrich HR9 5QT (just 4 miles south of Ross) 

From the centre of Ross follow the Walford road for about 4 miles.   The Village Hall is signposted on your right just after the Inn on the Wye Pub.    If coming from Monmouth direction at Symonds Yat take the road to Goodrich (slip road off signed to Hereford, but then for Goodrich doubles back over the dual carriageway).   Follow this road past Goodrich until you come to a T junction at Kerne Bridge.   Turn right here and the Hall is on your right after the Inn on the Wye Pub.

The Beginners Class

 Will start promptly at 7.30 until 8.30.    We will assume you have no previous experience and will be starting from basics, showing you a new element each week and then plenty of practice to bed it in.    No partner is required.   Improvers may find this a useful class as a warm up to focus on refining their basics - we will give those with experience some individual points to focus on to.

As this class progresses we will be teaching all the core moves and how to link them together.  We try to teach at a relaxed steady pace to give you time to become familiar and fairly proficient with each move before we move on.    We also do a fair amount of recapping each week  to help you become fluent with your moves.

Between classes we will be serving refreshments - tea/coffee/squash and biscuits.

The Intermediate Class

This starts at 8.50 - 10.00 (but you can turn up from 8.30 for refreshments or a little practice before class).   This lesson will be looking at your  technique in more detail and showing you some more complicated move combinations and variations.    We will also be looking at Musicality and how you can adapt core moves to puncutate/emphasise your dancing to complement the music.    We assume you will have a fair grasp of all the core moves for this class, although they may need sharpening up!

Lessons are £5 for the evening - for one or two classes

If you are able to come to the class below your level, we are always pleased to have the more experienced dancers along as this helps the new beginners progress more quickly.   You can also concentrate on improving your core skills and posture, being more precise with footwork, and refine you leading and following.    Most people find they always benefit from going back to basics.