Bal n Blues

Thank you...

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended our Bal n Blues weekend, and we hope you all had safe and uneventful journeys home. Unbelievably, despite snow, cancelled trains and other problems around 80% people were able to attend. You created such a wonderful atmosphere, in fact the hotel staff said you were one of the nicest groups they had ever looked after :-). We were very sorry though that some people were not able to join us.

With grateful thanks to our DJs (Brian, Graham and Ralf) who kept the dance floor full all evening, and of course to Bernard for his excellent live music. What a bonus that was. The weekend would not be possible without our fabulous teachers (Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa, Mickey Fortanasce, Anna-Maria and Ralf Bernhard).

We look forward to seeing you at another of our events soon :-).


Bal n Blues 2018 in Bournemouth, Dorset

A day each of Balboa and Blues, or a whole weekend of Balboa an afternoon of Slow Bal, in fabulous hotel in Bournemouth.

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Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa
Mickey Fortanasce and Anna-Maria Bernhard


Friday 2nd March to Sunday 4th March 2018


£245 for the whole weekend including dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 nights
(based on two people sharing - single supplement £30 for weekend)


Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth

8 hours of workshops with top international teachers, evening dances, and a Sunday afternoon tea dance.

Stream One: A day each of Balboa (Mickey and Anna-Maria) and Blues (Anne-Helene and Bernard) 
Stream Two: A whole weekend of Balboa (both pairs of teachers) with an afternoon of Slow Balboa (Mickey and Anna-Maria) 

Anne-Helene & Bernard run their own very popular Hot Blues event. Well known for their fluid and harmonious moves, their creativity and musicality, we are thrilled that will teach both Blues and Balboa for this weekend.

Mickey Fortanasce & Anna-Maria Bernhard. Mickey has always been immensely popular when teaching at our events previously, so we are thrilled that he will be returning in March; and it is with great pleasure that we welcome Anna-Maria as his dance partner. 

Blues workshops will be suitable for both complete beginners as well as those who have done a few tasters and workshops.
Balboa workshops will be for Intermediate and above Balboa dancers..


Bal n Blues 2018

A day each of Balboa and Blues
or a whole weekend of Balboa

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2018

Anne-Helene Cavasa
Bernard Cavasa
Mickey Fortanasce  
Anna-Maria Bernhard

£245 for the whole weekend 
including dinner, B&B

Bal Break 2018

Martyn, Sue, Tony and Anna
also run the BalBreak,
residential Balboa weekend...

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018

Sylvia Sykes and Adam Speen
Nick Williams and Kate Hedin
Bobby White and Shani Brown

£265 per person includes 2 nights half board accommodation in Torquay, Devon

Click here for more details

Bal Extra 2018

Balboa Workshops with Top International Teachers

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2018

Zack Richards and Vanessa Granjon

£245 for the whole weekend including dinner, B&B

Click here for more details about Bal Extra

Event run by Martyn and Sue Ridge, Tony Taylor and Anna Stephenson

Dance Balboa Ltd