Can I pay on the day at the door for workshops?

No. You can only register and pay for workshops online when registrations open on the 7th of July. Registrations for workshops will close Friday 22nd September, unless sold out in advance.t

Can I just attend some of the classes on any of the days?

The workshops across the weekend have been designed so that both the instructors and the dancers can build on previous content as the weekend progresses. Initial registrations will only be for full workshop passes and social passes, and later single-day passes will be made available, should there still be passes available.
If for reasons beyond your control you cannot make it to a class on time, have to leave a class early or miss a class entirely, please speak to one of the organisers in advance or as soon as you are able.
Classes will start on time and finish on time. If you arrive late please join the class quietly and with minimal fuss so as not to disrupt the instructors and your fellow dancers.

Who can register for Saturday and Sunday’s Workshops?

Everyone who can comfortably execute all the moves listed and demonstrated in the video on the workshops page. Not sure about some of the moves? Ask your teacher to help you get up to speed.

Is there a minimum or maximum level of experience for any of the workshops?

There won’t be any beginner classes at this weekend so YES there is a minimum level of experience required. Please check that you can comfortably execute all the moves listed and demonstrated in the video on the workshops page before registering.
There is no maximum level as we will tailor the groups and content to suit the experience of the dancers who attend the weekend.

Can I just attend Saturday or Sunday?

See General FAQ above – Can I just attend some of the classes on any of the days?


Can I pay on the night at the door for socials?

You can purchase passes for evening socials online up until Friday 22nd September.
You will also be able to pay cash or by card at the door for each evening social, should capacity allow for it.

What are the floors at the venues like?

The Saturday Social and all classes are upstairs at the Elements Collective, which has a beautiful buttery smooth floor that your feet will LOVE to dance on. The Friday and Sunday Social dances are at the Danish Club which has a slightly sprung timber floor that was specifically constructed for dancing. It normally has a medium amount of grip. We will try to condition it for Bal comfort in the leadup to the event, but as this is a multi-purpose venue we must keep safety in mind and not make it too slick. Therefore we suggest that you bring a couple of shoe options to adapt to the floor if needed, with a hard leather sole being your best bet for the lowest friction. Please DO NOT put dance wax or anything else on the floor. We will do our best to make it nice and we need to be the ones in charge of that.

Please try not to spill any food or drink on the dance floor and if you do have an accident, please let us know so we can get it cleaned up. This is a safety issue, but also no one likes getting crud on the soles of their nice dance shoes. Do not put any substance on any of the floors at any of the venues!

Can I BYO drinks to the socials?

Can I bring food to the socials or can I buy food there?
Neither the Danish Club nor Elements Collective have food, so feel free to BYO food or eat before/after. However, we will be providing some yummy snacks and homemade goodies – we’ll keep you posted!



I want to volunteer, what do I do?

We may have a need for some volunteers for specific roles, but we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to use all who express interest. Complete the Volunteer form. We’ll be in touch.

Safer Spaces

I have concerns about an individual who may attend your event – based on mine or other’s experiences with them at other events – what should I do?
Please contact us and we will liaise with you directly to discuss the issue. Please note all communications will be treated as strictly confidential.
I’m at the event and I have an issue – what do I do?
First and foremost, if you don’t feel safe, find someone you feel safe with. Then have that person help you find the Safer Spaces Coordinator, an event organiser, or a volunteer you feel comfortable reporting your issue to. All reports will be taken seriously.
Please see our Code of Conduct for more details – Brisbane Balboa Weekend will not tolerate any kind of abuse, bullying or harassment of any kind towards anyone who attends the event and that includes the event organisers and all others who work or help out at the event.

Who is the team behind Brisbane Balboa Weekend?

Robert Edwards, Emma Hadfield, and the whole team from Brisbane Balboa Swing and Corner Pocket Swing

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