California Balboa Classic 2019
January 18–21, Newport Beach, California
As of 2019, California Balboa Classic is located at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, just minutes from the original location of the Rendezvous Ballroom—the birthplace of Balboa.
New for 2019
- Classes: We’re adding a whole new class track—for a total of eight tracks—to create smaller class sizes and more tailored class content for everyone.
- Bands: We’re featuring full orchestras with Jonathan Stout on Friday and Saturday night and Jonathan Stout’s Grand Slam Sextet on Sunday night.
- Contests: We’re adding a new contest to feature the world’s best Balboa dancers. We’re also increasing the top prizes in all divisions, up to $1000 per couple.
- New electives: We’re adding daytime electives covering topics like swing music, So Cal swing dance styles, the old-timers, and the history of the geography of Balboa and Southern California swing dancing.
Thursday, January 17
|7:00pm–10:00pm||Early Check-In||Hyatt Hotel Lobby|
|8:30pm–12:00am||Pre-Weekend Dance at Lindy Groove (not included in weekend pass)||Pasadena Masonic Temple|
Friday, January 18
|11:00am–10:00pm||Check In & Registration||Hyatt Hotel Palm Room|
|12:30pm–3:50pm||Balboa and Swing Elective Workshops||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|4:15pm—5:30pm||Amateur Classic & Pure Bal Competitors’ Meeting and Contest Prelims||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|8:00pm—12:00am||Evening Dance with Live Music from the Jonathan Stout Orchestra & Contest Finals||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|12:00am—1:00am||Cocktail Hour||Hyatt Regency Lobby & Garden|
|12:00am—5:00am||Late Night Dance||Hyatt Regency Terrace Room|
Saturday, January 19
|10:00am–4:00pm||Level Check & Daytime Workshops||Hyatt Regency Workshop Classrooms|
|12:45pm–1:30pm||The Classic – Competitor’s Meeting and Prelims||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|1:15pm–2:15pm||Track Level Complaints Office||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|4:30pm–6:15pm||Open Mixed Couples and Amateur Mixed Couples Competitor’s Meeting and Contest Prelims||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|8:00pm–12:00am||Evening Dance with Live Music with The Jonathan Stout Orchestra & Contest Finals||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|12:00am–1:00am||Cocktail Hour||Hyatt Regency Lobby & Garden|
|12:00am–5:00am||Late Night Dance||Hyatt Regency Terrace Room|
Sunday, January 20
|10:15am–5:45pm||Daytime workshops||Hyatt Regency Workshop Classrooms|
|6:15pm–7:00pm||Amateur Mixed Couples Contest Finals||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|8:00pm–12:00am||Evening Dance with Live Music from the Grand Slam Sextet & Invitational Contest||Hyatt Regency Plaza Ballroom|
|12:00am–5:00am||Late night dance||Hyatt Regency Terrace Room|
Monday, January 21
|Morning–Afternoon||Add-On Electives—stay tuned for add-on electives in and around the community of Balboa!||Balboa Island and Balboa Pennisula|
|2:00pm–Sunset||Balboa Beach Dance||Balboa Pier, Balboa Peninsula|
|Evening||Evening social hour with friends.||Balboa Island|