Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa

Anne-Helene & Bernard have been regular and much loved teachers at local events in Gloucestershire for many years. They are known for their very fluid and harmonious style, their creativity, musicality ... and of course their humour!

Since 2001 Anne-Helene & Bernard have been teaching Balboa and Lindy Hop at dance events across Europe, USA, Australia, in fact everywhere! They have won countless competitions. They also run their own prestigious  festivals including Studio Hop Summer Camp, Frenchie Balboa Festival, Crazy Rhythm Challenge and Hot Blues.



Mickey Fortanasce and Anna-Maria Bernhard

Mickey began swing dancing in Los Angeles in '99. A year later he was teaching local swing classes at NYU. Mickey has been teaching and competing internationally since 2005. During this time, his innovation and showmanship, coupled with his love of dance history and theory, has led him to become internationally recognised as a teacher and a competitor in both Lindy Hop and Balboa. His winnings include repeat victories at the most prestigious events, and he has taught extensively in the US, Canada, Europe, Korea, and Australia.

Anna-Maria has danced since her childhood ballet, and tried many other dance styles before becoming infected with the fun of swing dancing. Since 2012 she has taught Balboa, Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz, and in 2014 she started her own dance business "SwingDance Leipzig" teaching with her husband and dance partner Ralf. She participates (very successfully!) in international competitions.

In her classes, she attaches great importance to the basics, technicality and provides inspiration for followers. It is no surprise then that after teaching her first international workshop at Studio Hop Summer Camp last year, she is now much in demand for teaching at other interntional Balboa weekends.


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

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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

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

Dance Balboa Ltd