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Online Balboa Dance Lesson Video: Pulse

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Maintaining a consistent grounded pulse in Balboa is crucial for a well connected dancing. This lesson compares and contrasts Lindy Hop and Charleston pulse technique with our techniques for pulse in Pure Balboa and Bal-Swing

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Abigail Browning Greensboro, NC, United States

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Teaches with:
Adam Speen

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Beginning in 1998, Abigail Browning fell in love with the grace and athleticism of swing dancing, and has pursued the art and history of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston ever since. As she teaches, Abigail fosters creativity and musicality for leads and follows through technique, and emphasizes body control through isolation, repetition, and balance while having fun and preserving the historical integrity of the dance.

In addition to teaching, Abigail opened Vintage Rhythm Dance Studio in Nashville, TN in 2006 where she organized events through 2008. As well as teaching and organizing, Abigail is a passionate DJ, having spun at weekly dances and at national events. She has since taught and DJed in Washington, DC at The Jam Cellar, and now lives and teaches locally in North Carolina.

Ms. Browning loves performing and has co-founded two all-female troupes; her former DC Cherry Blossoms (while she lived in Washington, DC) and she currently performs with The Carolina Fascinators (based in Raleigh/Durham, NC).

Currently, Aba lives in the Piedmont Triad area in North Carolina, as she attends UNC Greensboro for an MFA in Creative writing.

Adam Speen Philedelphia, PA, United States

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Instructor Bio

Adam has been dancing Balboa since 2006, studying under many of the prominent instructors worldwide. He challenges himself to improve by competition but mainly enjoys social dancing. In the classroom, Adam offers his own experiences and knowledge in order to foster a creative and comfortable learning environment. He believes that social dancing and individual innovation are paramount in a dancer's education.

Together Adam and Nelle have competed and won competitions in balboa throughout the United States since beginning to compete together in 2006. Some of these competitions include:
  • 5th at All Balboa Weekend 2010
  • Finalists for the International Balboa Cup at Balboa Rendezvous ?10
  • Runners up of the Open Balboa Comp at EBC '10
  • 1st place- Balboa Jack and Jill ILHC 2009
  • Finalist - Pro Balboa at All Balboa Weekend 2009
  • 1st Place - Strictly Balboa at Rocky Mountain Balboa 2009
  • 1st Place - Strictly Balboa at the Int'l Lindy Hop Championships 2008
  • 3rd Place - Eastern Balboa Championships- 2008
  • 6th Place - Pro Balboa at Balboa Rendezvous 2008
  • 1st Place - Amateur ACBC All Balboa Weekend 2007
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