Learning Balboa can be a challenging task. Trying to learn Balboa while dancing to a complicated song can make things even more difficult. And it’s more than just the tempo of a song. Easy rhythms, simple song structure, and repetition can all make dancing that much simpler. It doesn’t mean that the music is completely void of interest, rather the song assists you in your learning process, rather than confuse you. Below are 5 of my favorite beginner balboa tunes.
Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho – Sidney Bechet[audio:Joshua%20Fit%20The%20Battle%20Of%20Jericho%20-%20Sidney%20Bechet%20-%201949%20Volume%201%20-%20192.mp3|titles=Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho|artists=Sidney Bechet]
Central Avenue Shuffle – Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra[audio:01%20CENTRAL%20AVENUE%20SHUFFLE.mp3|titles=Central Avenue Shuffle|artists=Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra]
At The Clambake Carnival – Cab Calloway[audio:15%20-%20Cab%20Calloway%20-%20At%20the%20Clambake%20Carnival.mp3|titles=At The Clambake Carnival|artists=Cab Calloway]
A Viper’s Moan – Mora’s Modern Rhythmists[audio:A%20Viper’s%20Moan%20-%20Mora’s%20Modern%20Rhythmists%20-%20Call%20Of%20The%20Freaks.MP3|titles=A Viper’s Moan|artists=Mora’s Modern Rhythmists]
Community Swing – Glenn Miller[audio:Kelly%20Kungle%20-%20Benny%20Goodman.mp3|titles=Community Swing|artists=Glenn Miller]
Learning balboa? What songs do you like to dance to?