September 13-15th, 2019


Instead of complicated pricing tiers and multiple registration deadlines, there are only two different workshop prices - the regular registration price, and a special 48-hour sale. So on June 22nd, get ready to register, because you won't want to miss out!


The Advanced Plus Pass includes 4 hours of Advanced Plus instruction on Saturday as well as the regular Advanced classes on Sunday. Perfect for those who are hoping to get just a little bit more out of this weekend!


The Basic Beginner Pass ($65) includes 4 hours of instruction on Saturday, September 7th, a special lesson Friday September 13th, AND entrance to both dances - September 13th & 14th! Perfect for getting a good taste of Balboa without getting overwhelmed. And you can't beat the price!

Registration opens June 22nd at 10AM 11AM (sorry for the inconvenience!)

Doorbuster Registration
June 22nd-23rd
Regular Registration
June 24th-September 15th
Full Weekend Pass $125 $150
Mini Group Private $20 $20
Basic Beginner Pass $65 $65
One Day Pass $80 $80
Friday Dance $15 $15
Saturday Dance $20 $20

Register for Rhythm Shuffle 2019

Basic Information
Registration Information
Balboa Shoe Bags

We are also offering a special Balboa-themed shoe bag - perfect for storing your Remix or Aris Allens on your way to the Saturday night dance!
Balboa shoe bags are $15, or get a shoe bag + water bottle for $20

Mini-Group Privates

Based on participant and instructor feedback from last year, we're tweaking the structure of the Mini Group Privates this year.
The Mini Group Privates will cost $20 and will be limited in order to guarantee that each group is a maximum of 4 people to 1 instructor.

Please select your choice for Mini Group Private from the choices below. Please only select options that match the Level you selected above. Additional Mini Group Privates may be purchased at the door , space permitting.

Lead Follow Instructor Day/Time Level # Selected Leads Follows Topic
Sylvia Sykes Sat 12:00 ADV+ 4 2 2 Flow/Redirect
Sylvia Sykes Sat 4:30 INT 4 2 2 Footwork
Sylvia Sykes Sun 12:30 ADV 3 1 2 Footwork
Sylvia Sykes Sun 4:30 ADV 4 2 2 Maxie Stuff
Nick Williams Sat 12:00 ADV 3 1 2 Throwout Technique
Nick Williams Sat 4:30 ADV+ 1 0 1 Old Timer Moves
Nick Williams Sun 12:30 INT 1 1 0 Posture and Connection
Nick Williams Sun 4:30 ADV+ 4 2 2 Slow Motion and Hesitations
Kate Hedin Sat 12:00 INT 2 0 2 How to not be surprised by bal-swing combos & have a higher success rate
Kate Hedin Sat 4:30 ADV 2 0 2 Pure Bal: Partnership and Matching
Kate Hedin Sun 12:30 ADV+ 0 0 0 How to know what the music is saying before it says it
Kate Hedin Sun 4:30 ADV 0 0 0 Consistency between Pure Bal and Bal Swing
David Rehm Sat 12:00 ADV+ 3 1 2 Tactility in Pure Bal: Feeling your feet in your partner connections
David Rehm Sat 4:30 ADV+ 2 1 1 Out & In and In-Between: The secret of open neutral position
David Rehm Sun 12:30 ADV 3 1 2 Pivots, Rotational Stretch, and Turning: Lollies & Turns
David Rehm Sun 4:30 INT 2 1 1 Transitions: Smoothing them out and connecting pieces
Ann Sychterz Sat 12:00 ALL 1 1 0 DJ Bubbles' Secret DJ Tips for DJs

Note: Housing requests received after September 2nd will be addressed on an as-available basis, but please note that flexibility will be limited after this date.

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One last thing! Swing Buffalo is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for all, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, appearance, disability, or religion. Please read through our policies, and mark whether you agree with them below.

Policies and Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Swing Buffalo is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable, and fun environment for all, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, appearance, disability, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of any kind; including but not limited to offensive verbal comments, unwelcome advances, inappropriate physical contact, and disruptive behavior. We reserve the right to take action including verbal warning, denial of admission, asking an attendee to leave an event without refund, banning from future events, and/or contacting authorities if necessary. We reserve the right to share information concerning specific incidents with other dance organizations. We reserve the right to ask attendees for identification. This Code of Conduct applies to organizers, instructors, students, and any and all other attendees of Swing Buffalo events. By attending a Swing Buffalo event, you agree to be subject to our Code of Conduct.

Reporting a Concern

If you are being harassed or observe harassment, please notify us immediately. We will deal with the situation promptly and with discretion. Swing Buffalo organiers will be clearly identified; you may approach us at any time. You may also contact us by leaving a note in our suggestion box, or emailing us at

Alcohol Policy

Most of our events are alcohol free, however occasionally alcohol may be served. Please drink responsibly. We are happy to refer you to a taxi if necessary. Underage drinking or supplying alcohol to a minor will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to deny admission or ask to leave anyone who is disruptively intoxicated.

Privacy Policy

Swing Buffalo may collect phone numbers, email addresses, or mailing addresses from students, event registrants, and members of our electronic community. This information will be kept private and confidential, and will not be used except to distribute information regarding our classes and events. We will not distribute any personal information to other groups or organizations. Photographs and/or videos may be taken by Swing Buffalo at our events for promotional or educational uses only; you agree to the use of your likeness for these purposes.

Video Policy

Videos may be taken by students for their own personal use only. Please, no posting of videos on youtube or other public forums. No video taping of private lessons unless it is *your* private lesson.

Safety Policy

Swing Buffalo prohibits flips and other aerial maneuvers which may take a dancer’s feet above their hips. Attendees to Swing Buffalo classes and events assume all risk and responsibility for injuries they may cause or suffer.

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