California Balboa Classic 2024


Book your ticket for our special 10 year celebration: The CalBal Cabaret

Saturday night theme: Golden Decadence
Wear your finest to help us ring in a new decade! 


Find roommates or ride sharing partners on our Facebook Group page.
Find the latest info about the Beach Dance on our Facebook Event page.

Beach Hang and Dance info:

Join us for a FREE Beach hang out and dance at Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles.
Music will start around 1:00pm and run for a couple of hours.
Plan to wear warm clothes and shoes that are decent for dancing on bad surfaces such as concrete.
What it is:
There will be music and dancing, but also this is a great place to hang out with new friends, get some food in the area and say your goodbyes!
Where it is:
We will be just south of the Dorthy Green Park, listen for the music to find us.
Parking note:
There are two parking lots near our location the closer one is 2 hour parking only (and cheaper) and the southern-most one is all day parking. Please plan accordingly.
Luggage and Valuables:
CalBal and its staff are not responsible for any lost or stolen belongings. Please plan to protect your own belongings

10 Year Anniversary

January 12-14, 2024

Jan. 11: Live music, pre-party at the HOTEL!
Jan. 12-14: Main Events- Classes, Competitions & Dancing
Jan. 13: Evening Theme: Golden Decadence~ Help us ring in a new decade, dressed in your finest.
Jan. 15: Beach dance* at the Santa Monica Beach, Ocean Park
*weather permitting

Location: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the California Balboa Classic! Here are some the great features of our 10 year anniversary event: 

  • New hotel with more dance floor space than we’ve had to date!
  • Large classrooms
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Affordable and walkable food options
  • Easy access to food and dining in Pasadena
  • 6 tracks of classes for experienced Balboa dancers, including an expert track
  • Beginner Crash Course
  • Special 10 year anniversary show
  • 3 nights of live music with big bands and swing orchestras

Instructor Line-up:

  • Sylvia Sykes & Nick Williams
  • Kelly Arsenault & Mickey Fortanasce
  • Heather Ballew & Javier Johnson
  • Matt Mitchell & Jenn Lee
  • Mia Halloran-Goldsmith & Jeremy Otth 
  • Shani Brown & Bobby White


  • Thursday: Keenan McKenzie and The Riffers
  • Friday: Jonathan Stout and His Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander
  • Saturday: The Extended Jonathan Stout and His Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander
  • Sunday: Michael Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders
  • Special guest musicians including: Gordon Au, Laura Windley, Lucian Cobb, Charlie Halloran

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