Philly Bal Night

7 December 2012

Philly Bal Night (PBN) At a Glance




Balboa dancing the 2nd Friday of every month
Address: 4226 Spruce St. 19104
Cost: $7 for lesson & dance
Lessons: 8:00pm-9:00pm (novice+beginner)
Social dancing: 9:00pm-midnight
Contact: facebook, e-mail


Balboa Dancing Lessons @ PBN

Philly Bal Night is a social swing dance typically held every 2nd Friday of each month in West Philadelphia. The three hour DJed social dance is preceded by a novice lesson on the Balboa style of swing that assumes no prior dance experience, and a concurrent beginner-level lesson on selected topics in Balboa intended for dancers who are comfortable with the pure bal basic steps.

Novice Lessons
Every month Philly Bal Night offers a drop-in Balboa novice lesson for new dancers — no experience or partner required!

Topics Class
Philly Bal Night also offers a beginner-level topics class. For information on the topics class, check out the Facebook Page.

About PBN

Balboa is a swing dance that also developed in the early part of the 20th century. It was kept alive by communities in southern California before, like swing, it underwent a revival in the 1990s. Modern balboa marries “Pure Balboa”, a close embrace dance built on comfort in your partnership and texture on the floor, with “Bal-Swing”, an open dance that plays freely with rotation and twists. Balboa is often danced within larger Lindy Hop communities in the United States and across the World.

Philly Bal Night was created to bring a dedicated Balboa dance to the LaB community, and has since grown into a major Balboa dance in the region, with many out-of-town dancers, teachers, and DJs attending. During the social dance, our DJs play jazz music chosen to inspire many kinds of swing dancing. We welcome dancers of all levels and swing dancing of all styles. If you ever have any questions or concerns about Balboa dancing in general, or Philly Bal Night in particular, please feel free to let us know!

For the most up to date information, as well as conversation and updates about Balboa dancing, be sure to check out and fan our Facebook Page.

University City Arts League
4226 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Balboa dancing the 2nd Friday of every month!
Cost: $7 for lesson & dance
Lessons: 8:00pm-9:00pm (novice+beginner)
Social dancing: 9:00pm-midnight
Want to volunteer? Get into the dance for FREE? Contribute to this amazing community? Check out our volunteer spreadsheet

The Philly Bal Night Committee

Organizers
Hannah Simons

Coordinators
Laura Matey (volunteers)

Want to get involved? Send us an e-mail and let us know!
And if you want to volunteer to help us out and get into the dance for free, check out our
volunteer spreadsheet.

Recent Posts and Upcoming Events
  • No June Philly Bal Night (6/12/2015) - All Balboa Weekend is happening right now out in Cleveland and therefore we do not have a Balboa dance happening tonight. Our next Philly Bal Night will be on July 10th. Come on  out and dance with us then! If you want to dance some Balboa before then, we are...
  • Philly Bal Night – April 10th (4/10/2015) - Join us at the University City Arts League (4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia) TONIGHT for Philly Bal Night! 8-9pm: Novice lesson with Chris Price, perfect for anyone who has never learned Balboa before, or would like to brush up on the basics. Brennan and Destinee will be teaching a topics lesson for any folks who...
  • Philly Bal Night – March 13th (3/13/2015) - Join us at the University City Arts League (4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia) TONIGHT for Philly Bal Night! 8-9pm: Novice lesson with Chris Price, perfect for anyone who has never learned Balboa before, or would like to brush up on the basics. Kerry Genese will be teaching a topics lesson for any folks who...