What is I Solo Balboa?

iSOLObalboa is online classes created to inspire balboa dancers and help them learn to practice solo to feel great dancing in a couple. / Olga

Unique Concept

First solo practice courses
created to work on your Balboa

No partner needed

You can learn without a partner.
Focus on your own body mechanics, technique and aesthetics

Classroom Simulation

Material is presented at a comfortable speed
so that you can easily join in as you watch


There are demo drills after every lesson, not just to
watch but to follow like in a good old aerobics class


Do it at your own pace,
wherever and whenever you have time

Well structured

Coherent progressive classes, different
courses to meet any needs and any level

For leaders and followers

Unique online classes
to practice Balboa solo
What people say

For me balboa is about like-nothing-on-earth-footwork.

For me balboa is about like-nothing-on-earth-footwork. Footwork is what makes balboa different from other dances, its trademark.

I was looking for a special focus on feet and rhythm and I found it with Olga’s solo balboa course. It was the deepest work, nice structured and with a lot of space for creativity. We learned, we played with steps and rhythm, we practiced hard. The big world of different kinds of balboa steps opened to me. As a result I’ve boosted my dance vocabulary and feel like I’ve learnt one more foreign language and now can speak it fluently. I began to enjoy balboa even more.

Anastasia Makarenko
swing dancer, Russia

Adam B. Cederlöf, balboa teacher, Sweden

In the solo-bal course the main focus is the individual. This leads you to become more aware of your own dancing, apart from just leading or following. To become a great balboa dancer you need both: be able to either lead or follow and to learn how to dance yourself. Which is what Olga’s solo Balboa classes give you: time, instructions and focus so that you can learn to dance balboa on your own.

Adam B. Cederlöf
Balboa teacher, Sweden

Ulyana Orlova, swing dancer, Belarus

What I like most about Olga’s solo balboa classes is a wonderful feeling of inspiration and freedom! Olga gives you a gazillion of brilliant ideas and footworks, which you can bring onto the dance floor and use it socially immediately. It helped and helps me to express the music better – to sing the music with my feet! Moreover, you can polish up new footwork anywhere, at any moment!

Ulyana Orlova
Swing dancer, Belarus

Javi Zurdo, swing dance teacher and event organiser, Spain

Olga’s solo balboa is a source of inspiration to improve your dancing. We have been lucky to see it first-hand in Valencia and for me, it was like getting an incredible tool to refine my technique and develop musicality. As a leader, we often forget that it’s not just about making figures, we have a whole world to discover right at our feet!

Javi Zurdo
Swing dance teacher and event organiser, Spain

Jaroslav Müller, balboa teacher, Czech Republic

I attended the Solo Balboa class in Prague and I didn’t quite know what to expect. I was instantly amazed by how much relevant it proved to be to my dancing. These solo exercises helped me to decorate my dancing more than months of couple training.
I would especially recommend it to anybody, who loves to dance Pure Balboa and wants to improve the variety of their style.

Jaroslav Müller
Balboa teacher, Czech Republic

Neus Castells Marcé, swing dance teacher, Spain

I recommend this course to all the people who would like to improve their skills in Balboa. Leaders and followers will benefit from it equally much and any level will find it inspiring and worthy. Solo practice is very important while training and practising couple dances since it makes you more conscious of your own movement. Olga breaks down the steps/movements carefully and explains them in a clear and easy way to learn them.

Neus Castells Marcé
Swing dance teacher, Spain