Welcome to Cats’ Corners swingin’ Wednesday Night Hop at Moriska Paviljongen. The evening includes a beginners’ Balboa class at 8 pm which continues with a Balboa social dance. At the same time the swingin social dance in Morsikans grand ballroom starts at 7.45 pm!
– Beginners Balboa Dance Class : 20:00-21.00 * (Spegelsalen)
– Balboa social dance: 21:00-23:00 * (Spegelsalen)
– Social dance: 19.45-23.00
– Bistro bar is open: 17.30-01.00
(Members of Cats’ Corner has a 10% discount in the Bistro bar.)
– Kitchen closes: 22.00 (http://
– Ballroom door fee: 70kr, 50kr for Cats’ Corner members*
* These classes are included in the door fee. No preregistration or partner needed to take part.
The Balboa is a swing dance that originated in Southern California during the 1920s (though it may have started as early as 1915) and enjoyed huge popularity during the 1930s and 1940s. The term Balboa originally referred to a dance characterized by its close embrace and full body connection. It emphasizes rhythmic weight shifts and lead-follow partnership. Different dancers in the same region at the same time also danced ”swing,” a dance characterized by twists, turns, and open-position movement. Over time, these two dances merged and became collectively known as Balboa. The original Balboa dance is now referred to as Pure Balboa, and the original ”Swing” dance is now referred to as Bal-Swing or L.A. Swing to differentiate it from other types of swing. Because of its emphasis on subtlety and partnering rather than flashy tricks, Balboa (Pure Balboa in particular) is considered more of a ”dancer’s dance” than a ”spectator’s dance.”
### LINDY HOP
The main dance on Wednesdays’ is Lindy Hop, a swing dance originating in the 30-40s in Harlem, NY. But you are always welcome to dance whatever you like or just hang out
### CATS’ CORNER
Cats’ Corner is a non-profit dance organisation from Malmö. Our main focus is Lindy Hop, but we gladly also dance Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Blues, Authentic Jazz and other Swing dances.
### JAZZ IN THE BISTRO
As the dance closes for the night we ”wind down” in the Bistro where there is a live jazz club every Wednesday.
### SWING CLASSES?
This is also the new home for some of HepTowns weekly classes: Take a look at
### BEGINNERS WEEKENDS
There will be beginners weekends before the ordinary classes start. Registration will open in December and more information will be available before that at
### MORISKA PAVILJONGEN
Moriska Paviljongen är Malmös största oberoende kultur- och nöjeshus. Moriskan erbjuder Bistro, Bar, Kulturprogram och Nattklubb på 4 olika scener i en anrik miljö från 1901. Mer info finns på: