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CalBal Live

January 15 - January 18

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From the Facebook event description:

CalBal is for everyone! CalBal Live is a complete rethink of California Balboa Classic in light of COVID concerns. We’ve rethought classes, contests, and entertainment so -anyone- can attend no matter where they happen to be.
Get ALL the info you need at: https://calbal.live/

Confirmed Instructors:
Sylvia Sykes, Nick Williams, Shani Brown, Bobby White, Laura Keat, Jeremy Otth, Jacob Wigger, Kelly Arsenault, Mickey Fortanasce, Shana Worel, Ryan Swift & more!

Confirmed Virtual Class Tracks:
Social Dance (solo)- dancing classes
Social Dance (partnered)- dancing classes
History & Legends- mix of dancing & non-dancing classes
Musicality- mix of dancing & non-dancing classes
DJ Track- non-dancing classes on all things related to DJing with Ryan Swift & Shana Worel
Community & Organizing Track- non-dancing classes on running contests, workshops, local scenes & more

Contests:
Solo Shuffle: no partner needed – we provide the music you bring the footwork
Any Swing Goes/ Balboa Follies- one dancer, two dancers, teams, quarantine pods or isolated! Send us videos of you dancing: Bal, Shag, Lindy, Triple Threat Solo Jazz, etc!
Edit your video together if you cannot safely be in the same space. Any music you want!
CalBal Film Fest: Get artsy with angles, editing, dancing, not dancing, tell us a story of how you’ve survived this year ~ music or no music ~ whatever you want to express
Videos that have not placed in the top 3 in another contest can be recycled for CalBal!
***Just get your video in by 12/31***

NEW MUSIC for our Evening Galas and Livestream Shows!
Mini Sets of audio AND video recordings from your Favorite Musicians across the country:
Keenan McKenzie Orchestra (17 piece Big Band)
Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders Orchestra
Jen Hodge All Stars
Mint Julep Jazz Band
The Grand St. Stompers
Keenan McKenzie & the Riffers
Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders Octet

* LIVE set on Saturday with:
Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander
and
Jonathan Stout’s Grand Slam Sextet
* will be recorded live in a safe space with all necessary precautions to keep the musicians safe

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