Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some Awesome Crafty Conspiracy and Balboa Rendezvous

Crafty Conspiracy at Dancing Bear Indian Trader

This month will be special, March 27 from 7-9pm! We will have a bunch of cd cases that we will be
re-purposing into cool photo cubes that can be used to organize pens and tools etc..
Please rsvp we will have limited amount of cd cases, so we need to know if you are going to do the free project. If you are doing the project, bring some photos to put into the cubes.
Bring something to share, food wise, and we would love to see you there!

Dancing Bear Indian Trader is located at: 1016 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025


My husband and I met swing dancing, and our favorite dance is Balboa! It's such a fun dance to learn, and it's a lot easier to do than most swing dances. I'm sharing this event with you, because I have gone for many years and I have learned a lot and had the most amazing dances at the Balboa Rendezvous. You don't need a partner and they have beginner level Balboa workshops. I hope you can make the event. -Svea, Belle Pepper Couture

Here's info about the event:

At the end of this month there will be a fantastic world known swing dance festival here in San Diego, Balboa Rendezvous. March 29-April 1 will be the 9th time that people from all over the world, like Germany, England, Australia & New Zealand just to name a few, will be travelling here to do some Balboa swing dance. Balboa is a dance from the 1930s that originated in Southern California, Balboa Island to be exact, at the Rendezvous Ballroom. There will be live music every night, beginning to advanced workshops during the days, competitions, and a Balboa Rendezvous Cup Trophy that will have a new home for this year. This is the website for the event:

Here's the press release about the event:

San Diego, CA, March 1, 2012 -2 Ply Swing Productions presents the 9th annual Balboa Rendezvous, March 30-April 1, 2012. The Balboa Rendezvous is a celebration of the original 1930s Swing dance created in California. ‘Jitterbugs’ would gather at the amazing Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach to cut a rug. The dance floors were so crowded that couples had to move closely connected and thus the balboa was born. The ballroom no longer exists, but the dance continues to flourish all over the world. The Balboa Rendezvous is one of the largest and most popular events and is held right here in San Diego.
We honor the history of the dance by going up to the Balboa Peninsula on Sunday to dance at the historic Balboa Pavilion. The Pavilion is the last of the historic ballrooms used during the heyday of the swing era. Original dancers from the 1930s are invited to share their memories and of course dance with the younger generation of Balboa fans.
The Balboa Rendezvous was started in 2004 and has become one of the most respected balboa weekends in the world. The event includes:
* 4 nights of live music
* 2 days of dance workshops in San Diego (Portuguese Hall in Point Loma2818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106-2705 & The Dance Center in Liberty Station, Building 175, 2650 Truxton Rd, San Diego, CA 92106),
* Dancing where it all began – The Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach, 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330,
* Learning from the masters of balboa – the original dancers from the 30s’
* Top Balboa couples compete for the coveted traveling Rendezvous Cup.
There will also be additional competitions including: amateur Jack & Jill, open Jack & Jill, amateur couples, and charleston challenge.

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