Balhalla 2017

Welcome to balboa heaven in Seattle!

  • Live music every night with bands tailoring their charts for balboa
  • Competitions – Jack & Jill, Strictly, and Invitational
  • Three class level tracks

All venues located conveniently in the heart of Seattle




The Greg Ruby Quartet plays in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Quintet du Hot Club de France. Formed in 2010 to record an album of all original compositions by Greg Ruby, the ensemble has performed at venues including the DjangoFest NW, the Western North Carolina Jazz Society, and the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

Slipped Disc plays the dynamic, swinging music of 1940s-era small group jazz. Influenced by the Benny Goodman Sextet and Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five, this ensemble features a front-line trio of clarinet, vibraphone and guitar over tight and swinging rhythm. Since 2008, the Vancouver-based group has been delighting listeners and dancers alike with their unique blend of simple, catchy swing riffs, driving rhythms, and tight ensemble arrangements.



Balhalla Weekend will feature 8 hours of classes for 3 different track levels!


Whether you’re just starting Balboa, or want to brush up on the fundamentals, this is the track for you!! We’ll get you the basics that will have you shuffling in no time!


You’ve got a solid foundation, and want to get new vocab and stylings. In this track, we’ll give you the tools you need to bring your Bal to the next level!


If you’re in this track, you’re very comfortable with your Balboa, and have probably been at it a while. Maybe you’re teaching locally and competing. We’ll give you advanced concepts, from musicality and finding your voice as a dancer to movement, rhythm, and old-timer stylings.