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M&K Online Courses

Join our growing Balboa community!

What we offer:
-With over 300 instructional videos, we will help you cover everything from the fundamentals of Balboa to advanced lead and follow techniques, stylings and sequences.

-Vintage clip compilations including voiceover clips in which we will help each student respect the history of the dance and its many styles.

-Links to music playlists to help you practice and tools for helping you navigate and download clips from the internet to create your own vintage music and video library.

-Optional video critiques; ask questions while you learn.

 

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Learn to Bal in six weeks

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Balboa and Bal Swing Fundamentals

The goal of any fundamentals workshop is to get you out of the classroom and onto the dance floor with your friends or family. The Learn to Bal in Six Weeks program was created to do just that: focusing on movement as opposed to learning steps. We are confident that anyone who takes this course will not only be able to get out on the dance floor and do the basics, but have enough content to dance an entire song with ease.

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Videos Included

Week One

3 Basic Postures - I frame, V frame, A frame

3 Basic Rhythms - Single, Half, Quarter (Solo and Partnered)

Uphold Basic & Basic Drills

Accents and Styling

Bobby McGee's Footage

Week Two

Downhold Basic - Drive or Drop

Come-Around

Pushes & Slides

Sailor Shuffles

Choo Choo's

Week Three

Out & In - Compression or Pass (Solo and Partnered)

Out & In - Crossovers, Down a Line, Rotating

Overextended Out & In

Mixing and Matching

Maxie & Caroline Footage

Week Four

Throwout

Throwout from closed or open

Throwout with different exits

Follower turning drills

Behind the Back Throwout

Follower Styling

Multiple Turns

Willie & Lila Footage

Week Five

Lollies (Solo and Partnered)

Lollies Traveling

Turns within Lollies

Swivels (Solo and Partnered)

Swivels Traveling

Mixing Lollies and Swivels

Swivel Breaks

Follower Turn Exit

Week Six

Putting It Together - Pure Balboa Rhythms & Patterns

Putting It Together - Bal-Swing Sequences

Beach Clip Footage

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Training Day

Advanced Balboa

As a dance couple that has been working together for a long time, we are often asked how we practice together. What are the ways in which someone can make the best use of their time and stay motivated and creative on the dance floor? Training Day is a six-week program geared towards advanced dancers. We offer things like advanced solo and partner drills; adding footwork into your existing steps and moves; how to create new moves on the fly, and play with those you already know. Being a dance partnership, most people are surprised to hear that we have not lived in the same city in over 7 years! Therefore, we also cover how to train alone and stay motivated without a partner.

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Week One

Posture Play - I Frame, V Frame, A Frame

Solo Pure Bal Rhythm Drills - Single, Half, Quarter, Triples

Partnered Pure Bal Rhythm Drills

Defining YOUR Basic - uphold? downhold? driving? in place? styling?

Creating Lines and Shapes - Follower and Leader Solo Drills

Week Two

Solo Out & In - Compression or Pass (Doorframe Drills)

Solo Out & Ins - Rotating, Down the Line, Crossovers

Solo Out & Ins - Upholds and Downholds

Solo Lollies - Gathers, Brushes, Kicks, Crosses

Solo Swivels & Swivel Breaks

Creating Lines and Shapes - Follower and Leader Solo Drills

Everything with a Partner

Week Three

The Dream

The Recurring Dream

Follower Styling

The Nightmare

The Recurring Nightmare, Perhaps?

Take a Move and Reverse It

Week Four

Partner Drills for Out & Ins

More or Less Momentum 

Leader/Follower Styling for Out & Ins 

Sendout

Out & In Throwout

Natalie Esparza Footage

Week Five

Inspirational Clip Week

Footage Voiceovers including:

The Beach Clip

Start Cheering

Bobby McGee's

Maxie & Caroline

Hal & Marge

Willie & Lila

George Lloyd

Cyd Charisse

Hal Le Roy

Oldtimer Competition

Week Six

The Hangman

The Negley

The Hang Negley (Double Negley)

Ed & Inez Thompson Footage

Hank Negley Footage

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Slow Balboa Fundamentals

One of the things we are asked to teach most often is Slow Balboa. But since we are only ever able to offer it as a taster, we are never able to truly teach all that we have to offer... until now. Here is a six-week balboa course designed to get you to stop leaving the dance floor when you hear those slow songs! We begin by covering the fundamentals as they were taught to us in the classroom by Dean Raftery and Ray Cunningham. We then show how we expanded the dance and changed it to better suit the slow music that you hear currently. This is a dance that is very close to our hearts and our goal is to bring that love to more dance floors across the world.

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Week One

Quality of Slow Balboa Movement

Dean's Slow Balboa Basic

Serpentine Multiple Triples

Lamanu Basic

Slow Balboa Drags

Dean Raftery Footage

Ray Cunningham Footage

Week Two

Opening Up the Basic

Follower Styling

Multiple Triples Down the Line

Slow Balboa Come-Around

Multiple Come-Arounds

6-Count Basic

Week Three

The Slow-Out

Transition Forward

Follower Twist Release Turn

6-Count Maxie Sway

Follower Crosses

Week Four

Slow Sweeps (Solo & Partnered)

Follower Fan

Slow Bal Sendout

TurtleBack Crawling (yes, that's right)

Slow Jazz Squares

Week Five

Pendulum Triples

Double Fan w/ Multiple Exits

Follower Fan into Nochos

Natalie Esparza Footage

 

Week Six

Putting It Together: Dean's & Ray's Closed Position Steps

Putting It Together: Slow Bal-Swing Sequences

Mickey & Kelly Footage

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Building your
bal swing arsenal

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Moves You Should Know

So you’ve been dancing Bal-Swing for a while.. or perhaps you’ve completed our Learn to Bal in Six Weeks program. Now what? This program is packed with ideas for moves, variations, and footwork to help build your bal-swing repertoire. We cover leader and follower technique and connection, as well as options for giving space (or taking it!) to style your steps. 

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Videos Included

Section One

Long Arm, Cuddles, & More
Long Arm/Slide Arm Throwout
Cuddle Turn
Long Arm Double Turn
Cuddle into Double Turn
Follower Styling (Finding a place to play)

Section Two

Get Tommified
Inside & Outside Turns

Texas Tommy
Advanced Texas Tommy
Texas Tommy with 1 or 2 turns
Maxie V Slide
Follower Turn Styling
Vintage Maxie Dorf Footage

Section Three

Fun with Send outs
Balboa Send out Review
Send Out with Follower Turn
Send Out Everyone Turns

Send Out with Slide Return
Send Out with Leader Turn
Leader Goes, Follower Goes

Section Four

Poison Hand Throwout
Poison Hand Throwout with the Drape

The Roll Off    

Vintage Beach Clip Footage

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Triples footwork 
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Pure Balboa Footwork

 One of our favorite rhythms in pure balboa is the triple. It’s a simple rhythm, but it can be done in so many different ways. Triples add texture and style to our basic balboa steps. In this program we will explore the idea of incorporating triples into our regular basics as well as styling them in different ways and moving them in different directions. 

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Videos included

Section One

Playing with Triple Rhythms
Triples Explained
Triple Rhythms with a Partner
Gathering Triples
Driving Triples
Multiple Triples

Section Two

Fun with Triple Stylings
Pull-Back Triples
Pull-Under Triples
Multiple Pull Triples
Gathering Fan Triples
Multiple Fan Triples

Section Three

Mixing and Matching Triples
Mixing Drive and Gather Triples
Checkmark Styling Triples

Triples on "1"

Swoops, Taps, & Kicks

Section Four

Lateral Triples

Lateral Downhold

Lateral Driving Triples

Lateral Uphold

Lateral Gathering Triples

Solo Drills to Music

Vintage Triple Footwork Footage

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Slow Bal & Laminu

We were so excited to see how well our Slow Balboa programs were received. Due to this appreciation and the questions we received from program subscribers we are happy to offer our answer, Slow Bal Addiction. 

Starting with our Lamanu section, we break down one of our favorite Ray Cunningham clips for those looking to better their understanding of this dance as well as increase their vintage step repetoir. We then move into more Slow Bal material inspired by the old timers and finish up with new additions of our own. If you enjoyed the first program we are certain you will love this one.

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Videos included

Section One

Laminu Basic

Lateral Triples

Repeating Box Step

Ray’s 6-count Box Step

Driving Laminu Triples

Pushes

Ray’s Pushes

Drag Step

Footage: Ray Cunningham Clip and Breakdown of Steps

Section Two

Transition Forward

Slow Bal Swivels

Swivels Down the Line

Slow Swivel Styling

Transient 5/6

Practiced the transient 5/6

Section Three

Up Up & Away Version 1

Up Up & Away Version 2

Slow Bal Promenade

Promenade Pivots

Maxie Inspired Come Around

Follow Styling for Maxie Inspired Come Around

Slow Bal “Lindy” Circle

Slow - Out

Slow Out with Passes

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Partner craft

Teamwork on the dance floor

For those who have partners to work with, we are offering our most Advanced Online Balboa and Bal- Swing Program to date, Partner Craft .

This class will grow with its individual couples, covering topics from partner matching to playfulness on the dance floor. We will also be teaching some brand new partnered creations and showing you the tools we used to create them!

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Section One

Self Assessment

Crafting Your Basic

Leading Depth

Crafting Material with Music

Partner Craft-Long Arm Creation Part One

Partner Craft- Long Arm Creation part Two

Long Arm Creations to Music

Section Two

Receiving Input from our Follows

Follows Footwork

Lead Stying

Riffing

Riffing Part Two

Keeping Balboa Weird Part One

Keeping Balboa Weird Part Two

Week Two with music

Section Three

Starting your dance

Swoop into crabwalks

Scissor Kick Sway part one

Crabwalk Scissor and Sway part two

Long Slide Ball Change

Swivel Styling for follows

Salad dressing transitions into pivots

The Whole Shebang

Section Four

Pure Bal Breaks

Basic Redirects

The Lock and Walk

Lollie Locks

Break Locks and Walks with Music

Bonus: Turn Technique

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Go solo

Teamwork on the dance floor

The request for more solo content has been overwhelming recently so we are offering Go Solo as a way for our Advanced and Masters level students to work on their individual technique and styling.

Solo drills, mini choreographies, technique and styling sessions will all play a part of this ongoing, ever evolving series of classes!

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Section One

Rhythm Warm up

Warm up to Music

Posture and Shuffles

Single Time Jam

Out and In- Basic Flow

Out and In with Music

Out and In Jam

KBC Slide and Lock

KBC Double Push Slide

Slow to Fast Challenge

Section Two

Keep in Touch

Choosing Your Inanimate Object

Out and In Follow Focus

Out and In Lead Focus

Slide Stylings

Twists Part One

Twists Part Two

Turns

Throw outs for Leads

Practicing Complex moves Solo

 

Section Three

Roll and Roll Stylings for Follows

Roll for Leads

Roll Stylings for Leads

Solo Rolls with Music

Partnered Rolls with Music

Half Time practice

Half Time Styling in Your Basic

Getting Picky About Our Maxie Triples

Triple Repeaters

Section Four

mini routine part one

mini routine part two

mini routine part three

mini routine part four

mini routine part five

mini routine with counts

mini routine to music

Bonus: turn technique

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BALBOA ADDICTION on PATREON 

Subscribe and join the largest Balboa Video Archive on Patreon! 

 

Check out over 500 posts!!

 

Including Patreon only Sessions like our ''Sand Dance', 'Compete' and 'Slides' series. Recaps from nearly all of our workshops over the past year as well as fun links to some of my favorite dance clips, dance clip voiceovers as well as access to the Balboa Training Ground. Our online practice and focus group.  

Special thanks to Kelly Arsenault, Mia Goldsmith Halloran, Jennifer Lee, Masha Krohina, Anna Maria Bernhard, Vanessa Granjon, Natalia Rueda and the rest of the fantastic follows who have contributed to this ever growing video smorgasbord!! :) 

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Much love and heres to a growing bal scene, 

Mickey & Kelly

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