We know it’s nice to have an idea of what to expect when you’re attending an event like BOTR, in terms of where you will need to be and when. So we have created a timetable which covers times and venues. All of this timetable information will also be included in the booklet provided in your registration packs.
The weekend workshops are split into “all levels” classes on Friday and “streamed” classes on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday the “all levels” classes simply mean all dancers in the same room taking the same classes. All levels are catered to, whether you’re relatively new to the game or have been teaching or dancing for years. Content is layered and builds in complexity so you can challenge yourself as much as you feel comfortable. These classes are a great opportunity to meet everyone at the weekend before dancers are separated into the appropriate streams for the remaining weekend classes. We kick off Saturday morning with a compulsory level review. When you register you will be asked to select your level based on the class level descriptions however you must still attend the level review to ensure you are placed in the stream from which you will most benefit. Please note there is no Absolute Beginner stream at BOTR.
Over the past decade Balboa on the River has held workshops and social events at a variety of venues in Brisbane. Some we have outgrown and some have sadly closed their doors. A list of venues, which are both elegant and atmospheric, but most importantly perfect for dancing Balboa to either DJs, live bands, or both.
Every year Balboa on the River hosts the all Balboa Jack & Jill and the Australian Balboa Championships. Everyone of any level of Balboa experience is welcome to enter the Jack & Jill and competing in the J&J is an excellent way to fast track your progress and take your Balboa dancing to the next level. The Australian Balboa Championships are about more than just competing for this year’s title (though of course everyone who competes is hoping to win it), it is an opportunity for the dancers in our scene who are passionate and dedicated to strut their stuff and inspire others to aspire to attain their level of smooth, sweet moves and the joy that it brings.