All-Balboa Weekend - Classic - Bobby White & Kate Hedin (2007)
Bobby and Kate are in town this weekend for balboa and Lindy hop workshops. I haven’t posted balboa in a little while, so now’s a perfect opportunity to. Being primarily a Lindy hop and Charleston dancer, my experience in Bal is limited but yesterday’s lessons wonderfully expanded by current vocabulary.
What’s very fun about this performance is that while many Lindy hoppers try to embellish their Bal with large moves and flashy variations like in swing outs, Bobby and Kate show how amazing Bal can look with just very subtle movements accompanied by brief but amazing moments of flash where appropriate. The stop at 1:14 is particularly incredible to see as it’s a moment where Bobby and Kate move from small movements to a big and flashy one and then back.