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A small and cozy dancing weekend dedicated to social dance in the center of Lisbon.
SlowBall classes for 2 levels.
Friday and Saturday parties with live music to dance SlowBal with a light sprinkle for Balboa.

Sunday Tea Dance Party
Maximum 50 attendees

Registration is open SLOW BALBOA EM LISBOA BlueswingLisboa Escola  de danças vintage Afro-


Party with Live Music & DJ


Classes and party with live music & DJ 


Classes and Tea Dance party



Rua José Estevão 45 B,Lisboa

Friday Party

Saturday Classes and party

Sunday Classes

The Team

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Deirdre & Joost 

When Deirdre discovered Lindy Hop, many years ago in Berlin, she became a true addict. Soon, Lindy Hop wasn’t enough, so Balboa joined the Swing Book.

In 2015, she discovered Slow Bal and since then she has been hooked on this beautiful and elegant Swing dance. With everything she learned, she opened Slowfeet Studio, her own dance school in 2019. 

If you don’t see Deirdre dancing, she is probably talking about dance.

Joost fell in love with all the technical aspects of the dance, the creativity, the expression and connection. He tried to attend international workshops as much as possible to learn from the best. At parties he was often the last man standing.

After Lindy Hop, Balboa was quickly added to his Swing repertoire. Later,  he was inspired to dance to slow jazz music and Slow Bal was perfect for that!


When Joost is teaching, he hopes to inspire everyone to find their own voice in the dance

Friday Band
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Manouche Station

Formed in 2015 by João Novais,
Manouche Station becomes a stop to discover the eternal themes of the European Jazz repertoire.
Manouche Station reproduces the contagious sound of the 30s and 40s, paying tribute to the legendary musicians of the Hot Club de France, such as Django Reinhardt or Stephane Grappelli, portraying the bohemian spirit, of glamour and fun that accompanied this musical style.
SWING to listen, to feel or to dance!

In the steam train:
Double Bass - João Novais
Petite Bouche" Guitar - Gonçalo Mendonça
Petite Bouche" Guitar - Paulo Rosa
Soprano Saxophone - André Barbosa

Saturday Band
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Stomping at Six

Stomping at six is a Swing Jazz Blues band from Lisbon, six talented musicians with a background in jazz who fell in love when they saw lindy hoppers dancing in the street.
Its repertoire is directed towards Swing and Blues dances, songs from the 20's and 30's, from the fastest swings to the slowest and most intense blues. Owners of an energy and an empathy from which it is impossible to escape or be quiet they are most happy when they play for dancers!

Margarida Martins - Voice
Zé Andrade - Sax tenor
Nuno Reis - Trumpet
Tiago Paiva - Guitar
Jorge Figueiredo - Double Bass
Pedro Rodrigues - Drums

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Rodrigo ventured into the realm of Blues and Swing dance at the age of 39 and has never looked back since. His mission is to show all students that it's never too late to start dancing. He aspires for everyone to experience the profound happiness that dance can infuse into their personal and professional lives.

In 2020 he started to embrace the chalenge of Djinng for the Blues&Swing dance parties and workshops in Lisbon.

Classes / Levels


For all dancers who have done some slow swing or blues dancing and know the Slow Bal basic.

We’ll work on filling up up the music with your movements. some signature moves and variations.


You are an experienced dancer , are really comfortable dancing to slow jazz music with your Slow Bal basics and moves OR you’re a very experienced Ballroomin' Blues dancer and are keen to dive into this slowbal world.

We’ll give you more vocabulary and ways to play, both with the music and with your partner.

Flashy Moves

This open level class will provide material suitable for all.

 Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, this open level class will give you the opportunity to add that uauuuu flavor. 

Passes / Prices

Mix Pass


6 h of Classes

(4 h partner+ 2 h flashy)

Friday and Saturday party with live music and DJ

Sunday Tea Dance Party



4 h of Classes

Friday and Saturday party with live music and DJ

Sunday Tea Dance Party

Fashy Moves


2 h of Classes

Friday and Saturday party with live music and DJ

Sunday Tea Dance Party

Inscrição / Registration

Level for SlowBl
Role for SlowBal
Role for Flashy Moves
By registering as "I can lead or follow" you accept that depending on lead/follow balance  you may have classes as a lead or as a follow Ao inscreveres-te como "I can lead or follow" aceitas que dependendo do equilibrio entre lead e follows podes ter aulas como follow ou como lead.

When registering with a partner you both need to be on the same level


All bookings for  are accepted on the basis of these Terms and Conditions. By proceeding with the booking of this event you understand and agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions.


You can lunch and/or dine at the venue

Home made food | Limited spots

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