All parties are cancelled!

This is what we planned for you:

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

Unofficial pre party for HBFEXEX @ Mandalay!

8pm – 12am (or longer)
DJ: Folke
Free admission (with or without Party Pass), but buy some drinks.
Highly recommended Cocktail Happy Hour from 8pm – 10pm.

Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 13, 20359 Hamburg

Subway/Bus stations: 
‣ “Sternschanze”, busses 181 and 115 and several subways (S31, S21, S11, U3)
‣ “Neuer Pferdemarkt”, bus 3 or night bus 602


Thursday, July 16th 2020

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
(Recommended: Check In from 7.30pm to 9pm)
DJ: Niels (Hamburg)

Free admission (with or without Party Pass), but buy some drinks & tip in the hat!
Address: Övelgönne Hafen, Neumühlen, 22763 Hamburg

Food for purchase on the boat until 9pm ➞

Public transport:
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 17th 2020

Balboa Hospital
The building from 1859 was used a hospital until 1970 and a couple of years later became a cultural meeting point for the neighborhood, it’s goal was to “improve quality of life”. We will be dancing in the upper floor that has a balcony for relaxing and breathing in between.

Entry with Full Pass / Party Pass only.

8pm – end / around 4am
8.30pm Balboa or Slow Bal taster class / all levels / teachers: Anni & Gašper

DJ: Mr. Kickhöfen!

10.00pm Band: Ragtime United! Hamburgs best Old Time – & Trad Jazz Band! Founded in 1976 in Hamburg, their repertoire is inspired by numerous jazz musicians such as George Lewis, Bunk Johnson and Ken Colyer. Their music is swinging and was originally inspired by the early dance music “Ragtime”, that filled ballrooms in New York, New orleans and Chicago in the 1920ies.
For those who remember: They were playing for HBX 2018 in Hafenklang and the floor was smoking hot!

Please welcome:
Roland Pilz: Trumpet, Cornet
Gert Goldenbow: Trombone
Stefan Orendi: Clarinet, sax
Kurt Tomm: Upright base
Owe Hansen: Guitar, Banjo
Werner Krogmann: Piano
Pawel Grünwald: Drums

Address: HausDrei eV (upstairs), Hospitalstrasse 107, 22767 Hamburg
Subway station: Holstenstrasse / Bus station: Max Brauer Allee Mitte


Saturday afternoon, July 18th 2020

Salon D’Éte Balboa Edition
– Dancing outside to a local Swing Band in one of the finest public parks of Hamburg. Read location details carefully, this park is very big! There is a Kiosk for Drinks, Ice Cream and Snacks next to the dance floor.

4.30pm – 6.30pm
DJ: Miss Skyla Belle (Hamburg)
Live: BAND UPDATE: The Sin Brothers (Buenos Aires, Argentina), a trio that recreates the sound of the ’20 and ’30, just three guys singing in Harmony with Dobro, Banjo and Double Bass and sometimes why not a washboard, we do the standards classics of jazz, swing, bolero and country.

Address: Planten un Blomen (Park), Eis Pavillion, Hamburg
Google Maps:
Subway station: U2 Messehallen, walk in direction TV tower, then turn right into the park

Draußentanzen HBX

Saturday evening, July 18th 2020

Balboa Chocolate!
– A beautiful, vintage styled dance studio (Tango Chocolate). Great floor, clear sound, and a cosy bar, super central location, easy to reach from all directions.
+ a bar with different music styles and hourly changing DJs/themes (downstairs) 

Entry with Full Pass / Party Pass only.

9pm – end (around 4am)
9.30 pm Mix & Match prelims (dance contest) / side room (be there at 9!)
DJs: will be announced soon!
Live Band: Shreveport Rhythm – with classic Swing tunes in finest Balboa tempi!
Helge Sachs: clarinet, saxophones and vocals
Markus Pohle: stride pianists
Andreas Nolte: rhythm and solo guitar
Matthias Friedel: drums

Address: Kirchenallee 25, 20099 Hamburg
Bus station/Subway: Hauptbahnhof (all subway trains)


Sunday, July 19th 2020

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.
+ 2nd hand / vintage corner

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