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All Jazzed Up 

Jean:        07808 966928

Shirley:  07974 250485

Swing Dance
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Balboa at the Golden Lion
19th - 21st April 2024

Golden Lion

Swirls and Jean of All Jazzed Up would like to invite you to a weekend of balboa dancing in the delightful Golden Lion Ballroom, Northallerton, North Yorkshire 19th  - 21st April 2024,  in the company of internationally acclaimed instructors Gloria Garcia Pinares and Adam La Montagne.


The weekend will only be open to a small number of dancers  and will follow our new format, inspired by events we have attended in Barcelona.  


During the weekend there will be two days of balboa in small groups with a mix of formal tuition, guided practice, and coaching sessions with plenty of personal attention.  There will be a welcome dance on the Friday evening, a balboa ball on the Saturday evening with the Jim Wynn Quintet and a tea dance on the Sunday.  All balboa dancers are welcome - there will be no level testing as groups will be split by size not by experience.  The cost for tuition and social dances is £155/head.

This more relaxed format makes for a better learning experience whilst allowing more time to chill, catch up with friends and visit the local area.  The lovely towns of Thirsk (James Herriot), Richmond (Castle), Boroughbridge (Roman remains), Rippon (Cathedral) and Darlington (Railway Museum) along with Mount Grace Priory, Kiplin Hall and Byland and Fountains Abbeys are all within striking distance.  And let’s not forget the Dales and the North York Moors. 



The price of £155/head is for tuition and social dances only.  This does not include accommodation/meals as we wanted to keep the costs down to offer plenty of flexibility in this regard.  However, there are a limited number of rooms available at the Golden Lion Hotel (whose ballroom we are using) and we have negotiated a preferential price.

Please book with the Golden Lion Hotel direct asap, citing the All Jazzed Up discount code (we will give you this when you book for the full weekend) to get the discounted rate.

Email: Allanda Crow ( or telephone 01609 777411


There are many other places to stay in Northallerton within a walking distance of the venue: -

The Porch House, Allerton Court Hotel and Katch.  There is a Premier Inn in the nearby town of Thirsk and plenty of other B&B options.


If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, you are also welcome to join us just for the evening dances.

Full party pass (Friday dance, Saturday ball with the Jim Wynn Quintet and the Sunday tea dance) £30/head

Saturday ball with the Jim Wynn Quintet only £25.00/head


There is plenty of parking at the Golden Lion Ballroom and Northallerton Railway Station with a direct line from London, Kings Cross is about a half a mile away.  The train journey from Kings Cross to Northallerton takes just under 3 hours.

Our Approach

Is about having fun, moving naturally in a way that is comfortable to you and enjoying what you are doing. 


We incorporate a method developed by Gloria Pinares, a movement therapist, dancer and instructor in Barcelona, which uses all of these things to great effect.

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About Us

Hello, I'm Jean (on the left) and Shirley is on the right. We have been teaching all styles of swing dance for more years than you have had hot dinners (yes, we do look young for our age!).  We are training with Gloria Garcia Pinares in Barcelona and use her pioneering method in our classes and workshops.

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