About Olga

Olga was born into a family of teachers and since early years has been an energetic live wire – studying music, doing athletics, martial arts and gymnastics. In 2007 she was introduced to Lindy Hop and this is where the real passion story begins. She got dance hooked and started to explore more of the dance world by getting into Blues and later Balboa. She has been actively travelling the globe in pursuit of more opportunities to dance, learn and compete. Later she began to share her love for swing music and dance by teaching. Now Olga is the international balboa instructor, teaching solo and couple Balboa all over the world.

At her classes she pays a lot of attention to getting the students interested and involved by giving challenging and fun tasks, working both on technique and musicality and infecting them even more with the love of dancing. For the time being she is passionately developing a new direction of swing dance practices – iSoloBalboa – offline and online solo classes for balboa leaders and followers which aim at polishing up technique and developing creativity and musicality.

Olga Marina, photo by Ksenia Ryzhkova

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Next Events

December 2019
Dec 26-Jan 1: The Snowball, Stockholm, Sweden

January 2020

3-8: Moscow Christmas Swing Dance Camp, Moscow, Russia
10-11: Relax.Chill.Ball (slow balboa), Moscow Russia
Jan 31- Feb 2: Balboa Dayz, Dresden, Germany (couple and solo balboa)

February 2020

7-9: Birmingham Swing Festival, Birmingham, the UK
14-16: Montpellier Balboa Rendez-vous, Montpellier, France (couple and solo balboa)
21-23: Elephantastic Balboa Weekend, Turin, Italy (solo balboa)

March 2020

8-10: All the Cats Join In , Melbourne, Australia (couple and solo balboa)
20-22: MY Balboa Weekend, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27-29: VarCityBal, Warsaw, Poland (cancelled due to COVID)

April 2020

10-12: I SOLO Balboa Weekend, Minsk, Belarus (cancelled due to COVID)

May 2020

7-10: Balboa on the Promenade, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France (cancelled due to COVID)
22-24: Valencia Balboa Festival, Valencia, Spain (cancelled due to COVID)
29-31: Balboa Boulevard, Ghent, Belgium (cancelled due to COVID)

June 2020

5-7: Slowfeet Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (cancelled due to COVID)
12-14: Paris Balboa Weekend, Paris, France (cancelled due to COVID)
19-21: All Balboa Weekend, Cleveland, USA (cancelled due to COVID)

July 2020

June, 27 – July, 6: Herräng Dance Camp  (cancelled due to COVID)
July 30-Aug 2: Altay Swing Dance Camp, Novosibirsk, Russia (cancelled due to COVID)

August 2020

7-9: Great Lakes Balboa Escape, Chicago, USA (virtual edition)
23-29: Policoro In  Swing Festival, Policoro, Italy (cancelled due to COVID)

September 2020

Aug 30-Sept 12: Bal-Love Week and Weekend, Prague, Czech Republic (cancelled due to COVID)
25-27: Sicily Dance Camp, Catania, Italy (cancelled due to COVID)

October 2020

2-4: Swing’In Aix Festival, Aix-les-Bains, France (cancelled due to COVID)
21-23: Bristol Balboa Bonanza, Bristol, UK (cancelled due to COVID)
16-18: Rocky Mountain Balboa Blow Out, Denver, USA (cancelled due to COVID)
24-25: Virtually All Slow Bal Weekend (virtual edition)

November 2020

20-22: Korea Balboa Weekend, Seoul, South Korea (cancelled due to COVID)