Bal in NYC

Do you want to know what the best city on Earth is for balboa? Easy answer: New York City! You might think that I’m biased. Very reasonable. So I’ll just leave this out there for ya. The All Balboa Weekend is the premiere balboa event of the year, attracting dancers from all around the world. They have six dance competitions at various levels and in various styles. In 2016 there was at least one (if not two) NYC dancers in EVERY WINNING COUPLE OF ALL SIX COMPETITIONS. And for good measure, a NYC bal dancer won best dressed, too. We have so many great places to dance bal in the city, fantastic teachers, a vibrant practice group culture, and an unbridled enthusiasm for the dance we love. If you are a bal dancer coming to the city, please drop me a line on Facebook and I’ll be happy to let you know what’s going on.

I teach the occasional workshop at You Should Be Dancing! and private lessons around the city by appointment. In addition, please check out all the amazing NYC bal teachers below.

Bobby White

Lainey Silver
Also check out her dance, White Heat, at YouShouldBeDancing!

Jeff & Mimi Liu-Leyco

Gaby Cook

Mickey Fortanasce

Lewi Gilamichael

Jenny Sowden
Also check out her school at

Yurina Shin