Q: Do I need dance shoes?

While dance shoes make it easier to do some swing moves, they are not at all a requirement. Keep in mind that Balboa involves a lot of shuffling, so rubbery sneakers or athletic shoes will be harder to dance in.

Q: Where are classes held?

Floor Polish, 215 N. Hoff Ave., Suite 107. The studio is located near 4th Avenue and downtown Tucson, and right next to Public Brewhouse.

Q: Where do I park?

Free parking can be found on 4th Ave or 9th St. Maloney’s on 4th Ave has a large free lot. Floor Polish has only bike parking in the studio courtyard.

Q: Do I need a partner to attend?

Absolutely not! During our lessons, we rotate every few minutes, so everyone gets a chance to dance with a partner.

Q: Do I need to attend every week?

Our classes taught as a progressive, month-long series where each class builds on the last one. If you want to attend but can’t make a particular date, let us know, and we’ll work with you.

Q: I’ve never taken a dance class in my life. Can I still come?

Definitely! No prior dance experience is required.

Q: What are some good swing songs to practice Balboa?

Everyone has their favorites, but here are a few to get you started.

Link to playlist
Q: Do I sign up as a lead or a follow?

Historically men danced the lead role and women danced the follow role, but today you may see people switching roles on the dance floor.  The choice is up to you, but we are limiting our registration to 10 leads and 10 follows.