Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Lovely Metaphor for Bal

Bobby strikes gold again with his interview of All Balboa Weekend founder and organizer, Valerie Salstrom.

It’s a nice interview that explains the founding of All Balboa Weekend, a bit about history of the revival of Balboa, and some stories about working with Maxie Dorf.

In the interview, she describes Balboa as “a dreamy 3 minute hug.” Isn’t that lovely?

Hmm, yet another post about Balboa. It seems like I’m inevitably fated to love this dance, even though it scares the heck out of me.

ABW starts tomorrow, folks. I can’t wait to hear all about it (and see all the videos)!


  1. :) perhaps this is why I love bal.

  2. same here...I crave touch & love being hugged!!

  3. I've heard the idea of "The Hug" used before in Blues too. They're both close dances. And they're both amazing.

  4. Yay, I love it when I meet Blues dancers that Bal too. We seem to be a rare breed.