California Balboa Classic 2024 – Weekend Overview

Date: January 12-14, 2024

Jan. 11:

Pre-party, details coming soon!

Jan. 12-14:

Elective classes, Workshops, Contests, Social Dancing, Live Music, World Renowned Artists & Instructors

Jan. 15:

Beach dance at the Venice Beach, weather permitting


Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the California Balboa Classic! We are thrilled to invite you to join our special event in Burbank, California. Here are some features you will experience this year:

  • 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
  • Olga Marina & Andreas Olsson


  • Jonathan Stout and His Orchestra
  • Michael Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders