April 26-27-28, 2024

ExtraCurricular Program with Olga

A workshop weekend with Olga in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke.

The workshop is over, thank you all!



For the full weekend

  • March 4th - March 31st$130.00

  • April 1st - April 21st$140.00

  • At the door$150.00


With the full weekend only

  • 6 hours of workshops

  • Friday fast dance at Cat's Corner

Prices at the door

Cash and bank transfers only

  • Full workshops (6h)$150.00

  • Per day (3h)$85.00

  • Per class (1.5h)$45.00

  • Exta (Friday, 1h, dance not included)$25.00

The workshop is over, thank you all!



Olga's avatar


Olga was born into a family of teachers and since her early years has been an energetic live wire – studying music, doing athletics, martial arts and gymnastics. In 2007 she was introduced to Lindy Hop and this is where the real passion story begins. She got dance hooked and started to explore more of the dance world by getting into Blues and later Balboa. She has been actively traveling the globe in pursuit of more opportunities to dance, learn and compete. Later she began to share her love for swing music and dance by teaching. Now Olga is an international Balboa instructor, teaching solo and couple Balboa all over the world.
In her classes, she pays a lot of attention to getting the students interested and involved by giving challenging and fun tasks, working both on technique and musicality and infecting them even more with the love of dancing. For the time being she is passionately developing a new direction of swing dance practices – iSoloBalboa – offline and online solo classes for Balboa leaders and followers which aim at polishing up technique and developing creativity and personal aesthetics.

Felix's avatar


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Félix to assist Olga during partnered classes!
Félix has been dancing balboa for ten years which intrigued him in the first place because of its rotational energy. He fell in love with the dance when he realized how endless the possibilities were. Developing a close relationship with the music and his partner, and having dances where everything flows is what keeps him hooked.

What to expect?

Campus Balboa offers a workshop with Olga, who comes directly from Sweden for the very first time.
We will offer 6 h of workshops that will be split into 4 blocks of 1.5 h which will include 30 m of solo balboa concepts, followed by an integration into your social dancing with a partner.
Olga is known internationally for her online solo balboa classes, which allow balboa dancers around the world to practice key concepts of the dance from the comfort of their homes.
In April, we will have the rare opportunity to see how those concepts can be applied to partnered dancing.

Friday EXTRA class

On the Friday of the ExtraCurricular Program with Olga, we are proud to be collaborating with Cat’s Corner, which will host us for an extra class with Olga before their Downtown Stop dance. Those who want more and those who can’t make the whole weekend will have the opportunity to take an intermediate-level class with Olga at 7:30 PM. This class will be available in advance at a discounted price for those with a weekend pass and at the regular price at the door.

Level requirement

This is an all levels workshop with a caveat: we assume that you know the basics of balboa to participate in the workshops. Newcomers are welcome to attend the dances, but you should have at least taken a couple of months of classes before registering. This is to ensure that you do not find yourself overwhelmed, and to ensure that other attendees can focus on what is being taught. If any of these words are unknown to you, please consider taking regular classes in your local dance scene instead!

  • Bal swing
  • Pure bal
  • Lollys
  • Paddle turns
  • Toss-out
  • Come around
  • Swivel
  • Up-hold
  • Down-hold
  • Out and in

Class schedule

  • Friday : 7:30 pm

    "Hips don't lie (but rotate)"

    Cat's Corner


    This class will be circling around swivels, changing the usual rhythm patterns and polishing that skill of mighty hip rotation.

  • Saturday : 10:30 am

    "Old timers: shaken and stirred"

    La Cenne

    Pure Balboa

    Class on exploring classic footworks in Pure balboa and ways to change them. Then in the couple class we will implement everything from the solo class and explore possibilities of the partnered dialogue there.

  • Saturday : 1:00 pm

    "Out-n-ins and syncopations"

    La Cenne

    Bal Swing

    In this class we will learn how to syncopate any beat and then apply it to one of the core Bal-swing figures - out-n-ins, exploring the fine line between led/followed or individual variations.

  • Sunday : 10:30 am

    "Shuffle here, shuffle there, shuffle everywhere"

    La Cenne

    Pure Balboa

    Class on exploring different kinds of shuffles, on different counts, different feet and directions, and ways to use them as a musicality toolbox.

  • Sunday : 1:00 pm

    "The Lock power"

    La Cenne

    Bal Swing

    This class will be about crosses and different kinds of locks in all main Bal-Swing figures, using them musically, and exploring what can be done with the energy created by the torque.


  • Cat's Corner

    Extra class, Friday social dance

    1956 Frontenac Street, Montréal, Quebec H2K 2Z1

  • La Cenne


    7755 St-Laurent Blvd Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec H2R 1X1

  • Chez Ernest

    Saturday social dance

    6596 St-Hubert Street, Montréal, Quebec H2S 2M3

The workshop is over, thank you all!


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