Main Instructors

Julia & Johnny Wharington (Melbourne, Australia)

Julia and John are passionate about Balboa, and they love sharing their love for the dance with dancers at any level. Since 2007, they have taught numerous Balboa workshops, troupes and classes in Australia and overseas. From their classes you can expect to receive a solid grounding in the foundations of Balboa all the way to challenges that get you thinking out of the box, all bundled in a fun and unique package. Their aim is to get you up and dancing on the social dance floor, dancing Balboa comfortably and looking good in no time.

John and Julia have won many Australian Balboa Championships, and also have won or placed in Balboa competitions in the USA. They are experts in their field, who focus on creative teaching techniques and bringing an infectious enthusiasm to their classes. Together they run Australia’s only Balboa and Shag festival, ‘All the Cats Join In’ in Melbourne.

Masha Krokhina (Moscow, Russia) & Gašper Hrovat (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Masha dances bal for 13 years, and tries to expand and enrich her dance experience through all other swing dances (especially lindy-hop and blues) plus salsa and Argentinian tango. While teaching, she practices an individual approach to each student, strives to pay attention to details and exercise precision in technique, and most of all – to inspire musicality, creativity and personal style in her students. Regularly teaches around the world with Alex Gudovich, Albert Ferran and Mickey Fortanasce. Masha is known for dancing socially until the party ends (sometimes) …

Gašper Hrovat is originally from Slovenia, but nowadays lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. His style is playful, passionate and smooth. Gašper the loves the dance as a form of communication through rhythm, melody and harmony. To him it is the awareness of one another that make the couple dance so magic, and the connection so blissful.

From a young age Gašper’s was into popular 90’s Street dances. Eventually swing dance came across, and he was lost to Swing! Beside competing, teaching, judging and giving talks he is totally into social dancing – so follows, pepare for wonderful dances …

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