Central Coast Balboa

with Bridget & Robbie Hughes

Beach Break Swing

Balboa is a partnered swing dance that originated in the 1930s in Southern California. Join us to learn the basics and start your journey social dancing! In this ongoing weekly progressive lesson we will teach you the basics of balboa and get you out on the dance floor. No experience or partner necessary.

We highly recommend registering for 3 lessons at a time using the Grover Beach Parks & Rec website.  Our lessons build on each other and are best enjoyed in sets of three.  We help beginners get started with the basics and build up & fine tune the skills of our intermediate dancers.  Stick around afterwards to practice and enjoy 2 hours of social dancing on the beautiful floor of the Grover Beach Community Center!


Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave


Every Friday (except the third Friday of each month).  Check our schedule for dates.

6:30-7:30pm | Lesson

7:30-9:30pm | Swing Dance Social

How to sign up & pricing

The $15 lesson price includes the option to stay after class for DJ'd social dancing from 7:30-9:30 pm. Anyone & all levels are welcome for this fun community event!  Register in advance.  $10 for social dance only.

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More places to dance on the Central Coast

SLO Rugcutters

Every Monday at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo

Friday Night Swing

3rd Friday of every month at the Carillo Ballroom in Santa Barbara

Cal Poly Swing Club

Weekly lessons on Cal Poly's campus in San Luis Obispo

About Us

Robbie and Bridget met and started dancing together at weekly dance lessons in 2011. They both started in lindy hop but when balboa was introduced it quickly became their favorite dance. They have traveled to learn from some of the best balboa dancers, and now share their love of the dance with their community. 

If they are not on the dance floor, they are spending time with their two children, family, and friends. 

Venue Location

Grover Beach Community Center  |  1230 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433

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