Hot Ginger Balboa Classes – Summer 2014!

Summer 14 Bal Class Flyer

Hot Ginger are excited to announce another series of Balboa classes!

We’re continuing to work to get this exquisite swing dance up and running here in Birmingham with another six week series of classes.

To find out more about this fantastic dance, check out our page on Balboa.

Taught by Stephen Badham and Kerstin Treder at The Performance Studio at The MAC in Edgbaston, Birmingham at 7.30pm every Tuesday night from 17th June to 22nd July 2014.

Two levels of classes each night, beginner and improver:

7.30pm: Beginner – no experience necessary.

8.45pm: Improver – you should know Balboa basic and be comfortable with some fundamentals including come-around and lollies.

You can choose between attending single workshops or book all classes at once.  To get the biggest benefit from the workshop it is recommended that all classes are attended as there will be a natural progression throughout the course.  Stephen and Kerstin will be on hand to help iron out any creases in your technique and give you the latest approaches on this wonderful swing dance.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be plenty to learn for those with a little more experience . Our classes always cover the fundamentals for beginners as well as introducing some more challenging aspects for those who want to improve. We always make sure we introduce new moves and concepts to keep those with some experience interested!

Classes will cost £5 per person or £8 for both classes.   We’ll also be offering packages for the entire series of classes of £25pp for six classes, or £50pp for all 12.

That’s a great saving on a fantastic full course of swing dance lessons!  

Attendees can pay on the door per class, or in full for the entire course at the first lesson.  Cash only please!

Click here for directions to mac Birmingham, including bus and rail routes.

What to bring:

  • Any comfortable clothing is fine.
  • We recommend you wear shoes with a smooth non-marking sole, not rubber.  Ladies, low heels are great for Balboa, but no stilettos please.
  • A bottle of water to stay refreshed.
  • A partner is not necessary as we’ll rotate partners throughout the classes.

If you have any questions just email Stephen at info@hotginger.org.

All the best!

The Hot Ginger Crew

 


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Hot Ginger Balboa Classes – Spring 2014!

Bal Class Flyer Spring 2014Hot Ginger are excited to announce another series of Balboa classes!

We’re continuing to work to get this exquisite swing dance up and running here in Birmingham with a six week series of classes.

To find out more about this fantastic dance, check out our page on Balboa.

Taught by Stephen Badham and Kerstin Treder at The Performance Studio at The MAC in Edgbaston, Birmingham at 7.30pm every Tuesday night from 11th February to 18th March 2014.

Two levels of classes each night, beginner and improver:

7.30pm: Beginner – no experience necessary.

8.45pm: Improver – you should know Balboa basic and be comfortable with some fundamentals including come-around and lollies.

You can choose between attending single workshops or book all classes at once.  To get the biggest benefit from the workshop it is recommended that all classes are attended as there will be a natural progression throughout the course.  Stephen and Kerstin will be on hand to help iron out any creases in your technique and give you the latest approaches on this wonderful swing dance.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be plenty to learn for those with a little more experience . Our classes always cover the fundamentals for beginners as well as introducing some more challenging aspects for those who want to improve. We always make sure we introduce new moves and concepts to keep those with some experience interested!

Classes will cost £5 per person or £8 for both classes.   We’ll also be offering packages for the entire series of classes of £25pp for six classes, or £50pp for all 12.

That’s a great saving on a fantastic full course of swing dance lessons!  

Attendees can pay on the door per class, or in full for the entire course at the first lesson.  Cash only please!

Click here for directions to mac Birmingham, including bus and rail routes.

What to bring:

  • Any comfortable clothing is fine.
  • We recommend you wear shoes with a smooth non-marking sole, not rubber.  Ladies, low heels are great for Balboa, but no stilettos please.
  • A bottle of water to stay refreshed.
  • A phone or camera to record the lesson recap.
  • A partner is not necessary as we’ll rotate partners throughout the classes.

If you have any questions just email Stephen at info@hotginger.org.

All the best!

The Hot Ginger Crew

 


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Hot Ginger’s Peaky Blinding Party – 22nd February. BOOK NOW!

We’re planning one of our epic swing dance nights to coincide with our Mel and Jo Balboa Workshop. 

Following the success of the recent TV show set in Birmingham, we’ll be having a 1920s ‘Peaky Blinders’ theme. For the gents, it’s all about tweeds, tuxedos and extravagant headwear (minus the razor blades please!) and for the ladies, it’s frocks and flappers.

Venue: The Loyal Caledonian Corks, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6DT. Map.
Time: 8pm – Late.
Price: £7 in advance, £8 on the door.

Bookings are now closed.  Tickets are still available on the door!

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Balboa Workshop with Mel & Jo Calanglang – 22nd February 2014

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED.  WE ARE PLANNING MORE WORKSHOP WEEKENDS THROUGHOUT 2014.
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We’re exceedingly proud to announce that we’ve booked internationally renowned Balboa teachers, and MJ WS Flyermultiple competition winners, Mel and Jo Calanglang for a one-day Balboa workshop in Birmingham on 22nd February 2014.

Aimed at improver and intermediate Balboa dancers, the workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for people to take the their dancing to the next level and give them the skills and confidence they need.  This one-day event will be a great stepping stone for those who know the Balboa basics, but are perhaps apprehensive about attending full weekend events.  The workshop will also be great for intermediate dancers who want to hone their skills and improve the look and feel of their dancing. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from two of the best!

The workshop will be held in the Foyle Studio at mac in Birmingham’s leafy suburb of Edgbaston from 11.30 – 17.30 and will consist of four hours of classes.

11.30 – 12.30: 1st Class
12.30 – 12.45: Break
12.45 – 13.45: 2nd Class
13.45 – 15.00: Lunch
15.00 – 16.00: 3rd Class
16.00 – 16.15: Break
16.15 – 17.15: 4th Class

As the workshop is aimed at those with at least some experience of Balboa, attendees will need to know the basics including Pure Bal Basic, Lollies, Scoots, Come-around and Throwout.

Attendees can book two, three or four classes throughout the day and we have tailored the booking to allow people to choose which sessions they’d like to attend.  There will be a smooth progression from improver to intermediate level throughout the day, so you can book all four classes for the greatest benefit, or two or three depending on which you’d prefer to attend.

There’s no need to book as a couple, single leads and follows can book separately.  We’ll try to ensure the lead/follow mix is balanced by running a waiting list if necessary.

To book your place, please fill in the form below.  We will confirm your place via email and send instructions on how to pay.

BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED.

UPDATE: We can now offer all workshop attendees inclusive tickets to our evening dance which will be held at our regular venue of The Loyal Calendonian Corks Club in Kings Heath. More info soon, or visit our Facebook page.

There is plenty of free parking at mac, comprehensive directions can be found here: http://www.macarts.co.uk/plan-your-visit/getting-here/

Please email any questions to: info@hotginger.org

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham on 22nd February!

To find out more about Balboa and see some short clips of it in action visit our Balboa page.

And here’s a clip of Mel and Jo at The Experiment in the good ol’ USA:

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Hot Ginger Balboa Workshop – Saturday 18th May 2013

Bal Class 2013 May

Hot Ginger are excited to announce another one-day Balboa workshop!

We’re continuing to work to get this exquisite swing dance up and running here in Birmingham with another day long workshop.

Taught by Stephen Badham and Kerstin Treder at The Corks Club in Kings Heath, Birmingham on Saturday 18th May 2013, the workshop day will coincide with our Prohibition Party dance night.

So why not make a day of it? Learn the moves from 11am – 5pm, go home, take a break, get your glad rags on and come back to hit the dance floor at 8.00pm and swing the night away!

Attendees can chose between booking single workshops or all four at once.  To get the biggest benefit from the workshop it is recommended that all four classes are attended as there will be a natural progression throughout the day.

No former experience of Balboa is required.  The workshops are suitable for complete beginners looking learn the basics or for improvers looking to, well, improve! Stephen and Kerstin will be on hand to help iron out any creases in your technique and give you the latest approaches on this wonderful swing dance.

PLEASE NOTE: Although we will teach the basics, there will be plenty for those with a little more experience to learn. Our classes always cover the fundamentals for beginners as well as introducing some more challenging aspects for those who want to improve. We always make sure we introduce new moves and concepts to keep those with some experience interested!

The classes will consist of:

11.00am – 12.00pm: Pure Balboa Basics.  Learn the  basics what Balboa is and perfect the steps to Pure Balboa.

12.15am – 1.15pm: Bal Swing Basics.  Learn a simple Bal Swing step.

Lunch (not provided, but available locally, or bring your own!)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Pure Balboa Plus.  Learn more about Pure Balboa and perfect the different styles of footwork, including some interesting variations for those with some experience.

3.45pm – 4.45pm: Bal Swing  Plus.  Perfect your Bal Swing and learn a more complex Bal Swing move.

Classes will cost £5 each or £16 if all four are booked at once.  That’s a great saving on a fantastic full-on day of swing dance lessons!  Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Prohibition Party night at a special reduced price.

Bookings can be made by Paypal, see below.  Alternatively you can send a cheque or pay by bank transfer, please email info@hotginger.org for details.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU INCLUDE THE NAMES OF ATTENDEES WHEN BOOKING.


Cost per person



PLEASE NOTE:  Because of space restrictions places are limited.  To ensure even lead/follower numbers we ask that people try to book on as couples, although we will accept bookings from individuals.

All the best!

Stephen, Kerstin, Andy and Lorna

 

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Hot Ginger’s Prohibition Party!

May 18th sees the return of our ever-popular Prohibition Party theme.

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Our previous Prohibition Parties have been a roaring success with lots of people getting into the spirit of things and donning their best vintage clobber for a fantastic night dancin’, drinkin’ and daring dresses at our very own speakeasy.

Er…. what’s a Prohibition Party? you ask.

Okay, it’s a Gangsters and Molls night, but we’re betting it’s the only one you’ll ever go to with authentic music from the Roaring Twenties and bar prices to match!

So guys, get that pin-striped double-breasted suit from the back of the wardrobe, and girls, think feather boa! We’re going dappers and flappers.

But that’s not all, we’re also running a day-long Balboa workshop so that people can strut their stuff with this original 20s dance! Full details here.

Tickets will be available on the door on the night, £7 if you bring one of our flyers (print it out from here!), or £8 without a flyer.

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Hot Ginger’s Balboa Workshop – 21st April 2013

Bal Class 2013

Hot Ginger are excited to announce another one-day Balboa workshop!

We’re continuing to work to get this exquisite swing dance up and running here in Birmingham with another day long workshop.

Taught by Stephen Badham and Kerstin Treder at The Corks Club in Kings Heath, Birmingham on Sunday 21st April 2013.

Attendees can chose between booking single workshops or all four at once.  To get the biggest benefit from the workshop it is recommended that all four classes are attended as there will be a natural progression throughout the day.

No former experience of Balboa is required.  The workshops are suitable for complete beginners looking learn the basics or for improvers looking to, well, improve! Stephen and Kerstin will be on hand to help iron out any creases in your technique and give you the latest approaches on this wonderful swing dance.

PLEASE NOTE: Although we will teach the basics, there will be plenty for those with a little more experience to learn. Our classes always cover the fundamentals for beginners as well as introducing some more challenging aspects for those who want to improve. We always make sure we introduce new moves and concepts to keep those with some experience interested!

The classes will consist of:

11.00am – 12.00pm: Pure Balboa Basics.  Learn the very basics what Balboa is and learn the steps to Pure Balboa.

12.15am – 1.15pm: Bal Swing Basics.  Learn a simple Bal Swing step.

Lunch (not provided, but available locally, or bring your own!)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Pure Balboa Plus.  Learn more about Pure Balboa and swing music and perfect the different styles of footwork.

3.45pm – 4.45pm: Bal Swing  Plus.  Perfect your Bal Swing and learn a different Bal Swing move.

Classes will cost £5 each or £16 if all four are booked at once.  That’s a great saving on a fantastic full-on day of swing dance lessons!  

Bookings can be made by Paypal, see below.  Alternatively you can send a cheque or pay by bank transfer, please email info@hotginger.org for details.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU INCLUDE THE NAMES OF ATTENDEES WHEN BOOKING.


Cost per person



PLEASE NOTE:  Because of space restrictions places are limited.  To ensure even lead/follower numbers we ask that people try to book on as couples, although we will accept bookings from individuals.

All the best!

Stephen, Kerstin, Andy and Lorna

 

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Hot Ginger’s Tootsie Roll!

Yes, Hot Ginger is back for 2013 with our Tootsie Roll dance night at our regular venue of the Corks Club, with its great big dance floor, fully licensed bar and hot tunes!

Tickets are a bargain £7 with one of our flyers, which you’ll be able to find in various outlets around Birmingham or just print this one off – or it’s £8 on the door.

It’s the first Hot Ginger since our sold-out Christmas Swing Clash so make sure you get there, because it promises to be an unmissable night of vintage fun!

We’re also running a series of Balboa classes throughout the day to make sure you have all the moves to swing out on the dancefloor!  Full details here.

The party starts at 7.30pm…don’t be late!

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Learn Balboa in a day with Hot Ginger!

THIS EVENT HAS NOW FINISHED, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK.

WE WILL ANNOUNCE FURTHER WORKSHOPS SOON.

Hot Ginger are excited to announce a one-day Balboa workshop!

We’re continuing to work to get this exquisite swing dance up and running here in Birmingham with another day long workshop.

Taught by Stephen Badham and Kerstin Treder at The Corks Club in Kings Heath, Birmingham on Saturday 23rd February 2013, the workshop day will coincide with our Tootsie Roll dance night.

So why not make a day of it? Learn the moves from 11am – 5pm, go home, take a break, get your glad rags on and come back to hit the dance floor at 7.30pm and swing the night away!

The classes will run from 11am until 5pm with four one-hour classes throughout the day.  Attendees can chose between booking single workshops or all four at once.  To get the biggest benefit from the workshop it is recommended that all four classes are attended as there will be a natural progression throughout the day.

No former experience of Balboa is required.  The workshops are suitable for complete beginners looking learn the basics or for improvers looking to, well, improve! Stephen and Kerstin will be on hand to help iron out any creases in your technique and give you the latest approaches on this wonderful swing dance

The classes will consist of:

11.00am – 12.00pm: Balboa Basics.  Learn the very basics what Balboa is and learn the steps to Pure Balboa.

12.15am – 1.15pm: Balboa Basics Plus.  Learn more about Pure Balboa and swing music and perfect the different styles of footwork.

Lunch (not provided, but available locally, or bring your own!)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Bal Swing Basics.  Learn a simple Bal Swing step.

3.45pm – 4.45pm: Bal Swing Basics Plus.  Perfect your Bal Swing and learn a different Bal Swing move.

Classes will cost £5 each or £16 if all four are booked at once.  That’s a great saving on a fantastic full-on day of swing dance lessons!  Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Tootsie Roll dance night at a special reduced price.

Bookings can be made by Paypal, see below.  Alternatively you can send a cheque or pay by bank transfer, please email info@hotginger.org for details.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU INCLUDE THE NAMES OF ATTENDEES WHEN BOOKING.

Cost per person

PLEASE NOTE:  Because of space limitations places are limited.  To ensure even lead/follower numbers we ask that people try to book on as couples, although we will accept bookings from individuals.

All the best!

Stephen, Kerstin, Andy and Lorna

 

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Christmas Swing Clash! 15th December 2012

Our next event will be a battle of the best in vintage and 21st century swing! The classic age of the big bands meets the bolshy brass and big beats of Electroswing.

A collaboration between Hot Ginger, JazzJiveSwing and The Electro Swing Circus this event promises to be a special one.

We’re bringing the best of the vintage and contemporary swing scenes together for a night of big brass and big bass with the best of Birmingham’s vintage bohemians.

Whether you’re into the swinging big band sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s, or prefer the heavy beats of electroswing there’ll be something for you.

We’ll have the best in live music from gypsy jazz band Playing Django and the fiery electro beats and dazzling live show from The Electro Swing Circus as well as music from some of the best DJs around.

We’ll be running a swing dance class, circus cabaret and some fine vintage fun.

Get out your glad rags and prepare for a night of yuletide awesomness. It’s going to be legen….wait for it….dary!

VENUE:
Hare And Hounds
106, High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ.
http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk

DATE AND TIME:
Saturday 15th December 2012
8pm til late.

TICKETS:
£10 adv booking.
Tickets now available via The Ticketsellers and booking is highly recommended – http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/christmas-swing-clash/10023737

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