Balboa Steps

Some of the Balboa or Bal-swing steps and techniques we’ve covered in classes (see the BalboaNorth website for good recap videos):

  • Single time (coaster step or down-hold), double time (or up-hold)
  • Box steps
  • Box steps with 90 degree turn
  • Paddles
  • Scooches
  • Throwout
  • Lolly kicks
  • Out and in, crossovers
  • Out and ins with whoosh to bring the follower around
  • Maxie’s stop step (“twisty pops”)
  • Multiple throwouts
  • Texas Tommy or Apache
  • Swivels (with a transition step entrance, and finishing with smoosh and paddles)
  • Crab walks

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