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Classes

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Participant

Participants will have real-time access to 5 hours of classes in their chosen topic track and 5 hours of classes from any other track they want. They also have access to 6+ hours of electives and discussion panels throughout the weekend. Participants will have access to on-demand streaming of their chosen classes shortly after each class is completed and for 90 days afterward. As a participant, you will have access to audio, video, and chat interaction with your instructors and peers. Your class sessions will be limited to 40 participants to help ensure high-quality interactions. (Note: we have added a Community & Organizing Track: Free Option. Participants in the Free Option only get access to 5 hours of classes.)

$0.00$120.00
Auditor

Suggested price: $60.00

Auditors will have real-time access to 5 hours of classes in their chosen topic track and 5 hours of classes from any other track they want. They also have access to 6+ hours of electives and discussion panels throughout the weekend. Auditors will have access to on-demand streaming of their chosen classes shortly after each class is completed and for 30 days afterward. As an auditor, you will have access to text chat and are not guaranteed any “on camera” interaction with instructors or peers.

Make CalBal Happen

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Donate

You can support CalBal Live with a simple donation! CalBal Live is produced by Pacific Swing Dance Foundation (PSDF), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving and spreading the cultural tradition of swing dancing.

PSDF produces California Balboa Classic, preserves swing dance history and knowledge through the Pacific Swing Dance Archive, and has been instrumental in building community through fundraisers such as Rhythm Relief and #MoveTogether. We need your support to support our programs and to help us pay swing artists for their vital cultural work.

Sponsor a Scholarship

For CalBal Live we are offering unlimited participant scholarships. However, we still need to pay all of our teachers, staff, and coaches for their work. Help someone who couldn’t otherwise afford to participate in CalBal Live and help us pay folks whose work has been affected by COVID-19.

$120.00

Contribute to PSDF

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Become a Patron

CalBal Live is produced by Pacific Swing Dance Foundation (PSDF), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving and spreading the cultural tradition of swing dancing.

PSDF produces California Balboa Classic, preserves swing dance history and knowledge through the Pacific Swing Dance Archive, and has been instrumental in building community through fundraisers such as Rhythm Relief and #MoveTogether. We need your support to fund our programs and to help us pay swing artists for their vital cultural work.

Competitions (closed)

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CalBal Swing Film Festival

Show us your creativity! Films submitted to the CalBal Swing Film Festival may be on any topic and in any genre you choose. Films with swing dance and/or Balboa content are highly encourage. Finalists will be aired during the CalBal Livestream. Your film should be 1–5 minutes in length and is eligible to win one of five prizes.

$25.00
CalBal Follies—Any Swing Goes

Show us your dancing! The Balboa Follies is a dance contest with as few rules as possible. Record a video of yourself and anyone else dancing. Finalists will be aired during the CalBal livestream show. Your film should be 1–3 minutes in length and is eligible to win one of five prizes.

$25.00
Solo Shuffle

Show us your footwork! In the Solo Shuffle, you will be asked to submit three videos of yourself dancing solo, shot from the waist down. CalBal will provide the music.

$25.00