Balboa is an early member of the Swing dance family that originated in southern California. It is a close hold dance and while it can be danced to many tempos, for the purpose of our catalog we will be using the faster end of the Balboa range for categorization (40-65 measures per minute).

Tempo Information

The Balboa is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 40 and 65 measures per mintue (160.0 and 260.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Balboa songs between 160.0 and 260.0 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing Balboa

Like/Play Title - Artist Tags
No Opinion Poppity Pop - Slim Gaillard Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Moten Swing - Benny Goodman Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion The Joint Is Jumpin - Fats Waller
No Opinion Kater Street Rag - Bennie Moten Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Sugar Daddy - Harry James
No Opinion No Name Jive - Gene Krupa Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Holiday for swing - Erskine Hawkins Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion One O’clock Jump - Count Basie Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Life Goes to a Party - Harry James Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Jump The Blues Away - Count Basie

Balboa Spotify Playlist

Browse all 807 Balboa songs in the music4dance catalog.