The balboa is danced in pairs and with swing music. Its origins take us to Balboa, in southern California in the 1920s, although its golden years were the 1930s-40s. Although at the beginning it was a dance with steps in a closed position, the Balboa has been evolving and incorporating open position steps. The most important thing to dance balboa is the connection with the partner and the leadership with the torso. It is a creative and subtle dance. The Balboa can be danced at any tempo, fast or slow.