Ministry of Balboa

Welcome to Ministry of Balboa

Balboa swing dancing has its roots in California dating back to the 1920s but came to Denmark in the new millennium.

Ministry of Balboa is a member driven non-profit organization that, for years, has been the main organizer of Balboa classes and events in Copenhagen – especially at Råhuset located at Onkel Dannys Plads only minutes away from the central station by walking.

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Tuesday has been firmly established as “Balboa Night” –  where all lovers of faster swing music meet to take classes and/or social dance at Råhuset. The DJs make sure that the dance floor is swinging and often there is live music by some of the best swing jazz bands in Copenhagen.

Friday about once pr. month we dance and party at Cafe Globen. We usually start with a free gratis introduction to Balboa from 19:30 to 20:30 and after that we dance socially or enjoy a beer, a cocktail or some wine at the bar.

Dancing in general – and Balboa in particular – is about playing to music with a partner and there is plenty of space for improvisation, so come and join the fun and discover the next big thing!

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Members of the board 2019 – 2020

Ulrik Jørring – chairman
Jon Bendtsen – treasurer
Orvar Turegård
Kristian Kure
Christian Ehlers Mikkelsen