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Simply,

Bal-Curious

is an effort to spread the dance Balboa to as many people as possible right here in the homeland of Balboa - the good old U S of A. We want to do this primarily becuase Balboa is a living dance and a social dance, and we mean to keep it that way.
By contrast, let's look at Jive, for instance. Jive hasn't really changed much in years. You can go to any studio and learn the same Jive that they were teaching in 1970 and it'll work just fine. The only people who need to know your routine are you and your teacher, since Jive is seldom danced socially. So there's simply no need for a Jive-Curious program.
But with a social, living, fresh, growing dance, like Salsa, Blues, Argentine Tango, etc. things are slowly but continually changing. You can't learn the same stuff they did 40 years ago and expect it to work. And you certainly can't learn one routine and expect to dance it with every partner to every song. And why would you want to?
Living dances exist within communities of dancers as surely as living languages exist within communities of speakers, as surely as programs exist within computers. They are an artifact of a community of dancers as surely as a mound is an artifact of a community of termites, a surely as a snowflake is an artifact of moisture and temperature. The dance is only as diverse and vibrant as its community. Bal-Curious is an effort to continually increase the depth and richness, the quantity and the quality of that community.
This effort is carried out by teaching people how to dance. But also by, whenever possible, teaching people how to teach. Another important goal is to be available locally to budding communities, since decent Balboa instruction is hard to come by and many of the top pros spend all their time overseas, feeding the Balboa craze in Europe and Asia at the expense of us here on the home front.

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Nathan Foreman and Bri Emge - Best Swing teachers and DJs ever
Balboa is the most adventurous of all dances. This is known. Bal-Curious - making Balboa common with out making Balboa common The Balboa Experiment
The Scoop Where is it? What's the plan? What is Balboa? What is Bal-Curious? Who's who?