Thursday, July 14th 2022

Balboa im Elbeschiff (Balboa in a boat)
– Yes, it’s dancing on an oldtimer boat (from 1955) on the Elbe river! Enjoy the sunset outside with your friends and aperitivo before you pure bal it out on the dance floor.
7pm – 12am
Festival Check In from 7.30pm to 9pm
DJ: Niels (Hamburg)
Free admission, but buy some drinks & tip the DJ!

Address: Övelgönne Hafen, Neumühlen, 22763 Hamburg
▸ THE BOAT ➞ fb page

Food for purchase on the boat until 9pm ➞ Menu

Where to go: Neumühlen/Övelgönne, 22763 Hamburg
‣ by public bikes ➞ Stadtrad Hamburg (station in front of the boat/bridge)
‣ Bus 112 ➞ HVV Plan
‣ Ferry ➞ HVV Plan
‣ Car parking spots next to the bus station Neumühlen (4€)

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Video: Youtube

Friday, July 15th 2022

Party @ Hafenklang / Goldener Salon – Our favorite! A little bit rough but authentic and cosy party place with a wooden dancefloor and a perfect location for a little break and breathe at the riverside.

Entry with Full Pass / Party Pass only
8pm – end / around 4am
8.30pm Taster class / all levels / teachers: tba

10.00pm Band: RAGTIME UNITED (Oldtime Jazz)

The band was founded in 1976 from the union of musicians from different bands from Northern Germany. The role models for the musical direction were the bands of George Lewis and Bunk Johnson from New Orleans as well as Ken Colyer, who performed with his band in Hamburg in the 1960s. They were particularly taken with the colorful ragtime music – hence the band’s name – which was pure dance music at the beginning of the 20th century and brought the ballrooms in New Orleans, New York and Chicago to a boil. The musical spectrum has been constantly expanded over the years through the change of individual musicians and today includes almost all elements of traditional jazz. Whether blues, stomps or ballads, everything is performed authentically in its own way.

Address: Große Elbstraße 84, 22767 Hamburg
Subway station: Reeperbahn (S 1, 2, 3) + 10 min walk
Bus station: Fischmarkt (Bus 2) or Fischauktionshalle (Bus 111)
Ferry: Altona Fischmarkt (Ferry 61, 62)HBX_Fri-109

Saturday afternoon, July 16th 2022

Outside Dancing to a live Band!

We make music for swing dancing!
Braun’s Chocolate are Markus Bak (guitar), Uwe Frenzel (double bass) and Verena Braun (vocals and ukulele). Guest musician: Friedrich Paravicini (Cello) !
We play jazz from the 20’s to the 40’s. Examples include Charleston, Gypsy Swing, New Orleans Jazz and well-known jazz standards sung by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday and many more.

4pm – 6pm

Place: Jenischpark, Jenisch Haus, Baron-Voght-Straße 50, 22609 Hamburg
Ferry station: Teufelsbrück (Ferry 62 to Finkenwerder + change to Ferry 64 to Teufelsbrück)
Subway station: Klein Flottbek (S1 or S11 direction Blankenese)
Bus station: Marxsenweg (Bus 112 direction Blankenese)


Saturday evening, July 16th 2022

Saturday Night Balboa @ La Yumba

This beautiful Tango loft close to Reeperbahn with its pubs and bars provides a decent floor, good sound and a great atmosphere!

Entry with Full Pass / Party Pass only
9pm – end/around 4am
9.30 prelims Mix & Match (be there at 9!)
DJ: The one and only GAŠPER HROVAT !
10.00pm Band: The amazing SHREVEPORT RHYTHM !

Shreveport Rhythm, founded in 2008, is highly acclaimed by fans, press and media as Hamburg’s best Hot Jazz and Swing quartet. The four musicians quickly developed their own fresh and entertaining style loved by a steadily growing number of fans. The music covers the best from Hot Jazz of the 1920ies up to Swing of the 30ies and 40ies as well as some Jive classics.

Helge Sachs: clarinet, saxophones and vocals
Markus Pohle: piano
Andreas Nolte: rhythm and solo guitar
Matthias Friedel: drums

Address: Kastanienallee 9, 20359 Hamburg
Subway station: Reeperbahn (S 1, S2, S3)
Bus station: Davidstraße (Bus 16) or U St. Pauli (U3, Bus 112, Bus 17)
Ferry: Landungsbrücken (Ferry 61, 62)


Sunday, July 17th 2022

Balboa im Sein / Farewell Party
– The cosy café of a cultural centro will be our last stop.
There will be some kind of delicious veggie food available.
+ dance shoes corner – wanna sell a pair or two of your dance shoes? bring them (with a price tag & your name on it) – shoes must be in acceptable condition & cleaned!

Entry with Full Pass / Party Pass only.

6pm – 11pm
DJ: Guest sets: Interested? Send your application to be a guest DJ through our contact form!

Address: Hospitalstrasse 107, 22767 Hamburg
Subway station: Altona or Holstenstraße
Bus station: Max Brauer Allee Mitte