Mickey Fortanasce

Mickey had been dancing and competing since about 2005. During this time, his innovation and showmanship, coupled with his love of dance history and theory, has led him to become internationally recognised as a teacher and competitor in both Lindy Hop and Balboa. He has taught extensively throughout the world including the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Zack Richard and Vanessa Granjon

Zack is hilarious and classes with him are always tremendous fun. He has been the director of Swing ConneXion (a Montreal dance school) since 2005, and has lead many teams on the highest steps of podiums worldwide. An international Lindy Hop and Balboa teacher for over ten years, he is a litteral tornado of creativity and musicality, praised for his original, fun movement that often breaks out of convention. 

Having won many competitions over his career, and taught in most parts of the civilized (and less civilized) world, his vast experience as a teacher will take you to places you didn't think you could go. A multi-talented guy, he has also MC'ed major events.

A passionate little ball of fury, Vanessa has been dancing for more than 15 years all across Europe. Her dancing could best be describe as "utterly awesome". She has gathered many titles around the world, including Showcases, Strictlys and a slew of Jack & Jills, which says a lot about her ability to bring the best out of any partner she comes across. Her style is dynamic, musical and creative, always pushing the boundaries of what can be done. An enthusiastic and experienced teacher, she knows how to bring out the little details that make all the difference.


More Balboa Events

Martyn, Sue, Tony and Anna also run the following residential dance weekends

Bal Break 2018

BalBreak - a residential Balboa weekend...

Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018

Sylvia Sykes and Adam Speen
Nick Williams and Kate Hedin
Bobby White and Shani Brown

£265 per person includes 2 nights half board accommodation in Torquay

Click here for more details about BalBreak

Bal n Slow Balboa 2019

A day each of Balboa and Slow Balboa
or a whole weekend of Balboa

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019

Jacob Wigger and Shani Brown (USA)
Nejc Zupan and Katja Hrastar (Slovenia)

£255 for the whole weekend including dinner, B&B

Click here for more details about Bal 'n Slow Bal

Event run by Martyn and Sue Ridge, Tony Taylor and Anna Stephenson

Dance Balboa Ltd