Roffa Balboa Weekend: Anni & Gasper

  • Datum: October 17 & 18
  • Tijd: saturday 10 am - sunday 7 pm
  • Locatie: different venues
  • Prijs: €80, €10, €5

We are very proud and honored to have the amazing super duper Anni & Gašper from Gothenburg, Sweden to teach at our 2nd Roffa Balboa Weekend.

It’s gonna be snug, it’s gonna be funny, it’s gonna be smooth, it’s gonna be magic!

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Registration is closed! There may be last spots due to last cancellations, drop us an e-mail at rofffaswing at

Registration with or without partner?

Partnered workshops: registration without partner is possible, of course. But we will be confirming you based on the lead/follow balance. Want to ensure your place? Register with a partner!
There will be only place for 15 couples/30 dancers per level. So don't hesistate too long!

© Kristin Ladström

The Teachers

Anni Skoglund (Sweden) and Gašper Hrovat (Slovenia) are a wonderful and inspiring couple that will warm your heart. Their dance style is smooth and playful and is at its best dancing to live music when they focus on the joy between the musicians and themselves. They want to share their love for the dance as a form of communication without words, but with music, as the essence of dancing with body and soul.

From a young age both danced several styles before getting into authentic jazz dances. In 2008 it must have been love at first dance at Herräng Dance Camp and it’s how they ended up living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden. Years of performing, teaching and lecturing about balboa and lindy hop at home and abroad has seen them evolve into a couple that has won several competitions with their vibrant style and superfast feet.

Dancing plays a major role in their lives, but they do share many more passions like art (creating and consuming), reading, collecting vinyl records, travel and wholesome organic food.

Workshop & Levels

We will offer two levels that each will enjoy 5 hours of class divided over 2 days.
Since there are only two levels, the level of paricipants may vary, but the teachers will make it fun and resouceful for everybody.

You dance balboa for at least 6 months to 2 years and understand most basics
(up & downhold basic, lollies, paddles, out & ins, throw out/come around).

You dance balboa at least for 2+ years and/or participated in several international workshops.

We will not offer absolute beginner classes, but we will have an introduction workshop before the party on Saturday night with Ellen & Finn from Swing in Rhythm.


Full pass: €80
(5 hours of workshop and 2 parties)

Just want to party? You can purchase single party tickets at the door.
Saturday night: €10
Sunday afternoon: €5

Class schedule & location

Preliminary schedule

(the new!) Cuartito Azul,
Schoterbosstraat 17,
3032 CN Rotterdam

A 10 minute walk from Central Station (north side).
Tram 4 is under constrution and takes a different route. From Central Station: Take Tam 4 (direction Molenlaan) or Tram 25 (direction Schiebroek), stop: Schiekade, walk 5 minutes via Teilingerstraat.

We're happy to be having classes in the cosy and and colourful tango school Cuartito Azul, that just moved into this quirky building. And we all know tango dancers love a great floor. Cuartito Azul is situated in one of cool hoods of Rotterdam "Oude Noorden" (Old North) with plenty of nice places for coffees, cakes, restaurants and (vintage) shopping.

April: under construction, May: finished!


Saturday Party

20:00 - 21:00 Intro-workshop by Finn & Ellen of Swing in Rhythm
Bring your friends and introduce them to your sophisticated addiction!
21:00-02:00: Party!
live: the finest of the finest gipsy swing by the Thomas Baggerman Trio!
DJ Superheidi will keep you shufflin' till late.

damage: €10 (included in workshop pass)

Venue: De Machinist, zaal de Sociëteit,
Willem Buytewechstraat 45,
3024 BK Rotterdam

Public transport:
Metro: Coolhaven,
Tram 8: direction Spangen, stop: Pieter de Hoochweg

De Machinist, built in the 1940s, is a former school for marine engineers and the room we'll be dacning in used to be the canteen. It has been redesigned and a great spot for dinner, live music and movies.

Sunday Party

15:00-19:00: Dance, dance, dance with old and new friends!
We'll have some fab DJs for you: DJ Bal Cat, DJ Gasper and DJ FinnSpinn!

damage: €5 (included in workshop pass)

Attention: last minute venue change!

Venue: Verhalenhuis Belvédère
Rechthuislaan 1
3072 LB Rotterdam-Katendrecht
Situated on 'Katendrecht', a peninsula on the Southbank of the River.
Public transport: Metro line D or E direction Slinge or De Akkers, stop: Rijnhaven. Walk from there, 15 minutes, or take Bus 77 (under metro station) direction SS Rotterdam, stop: Rechthuislaan.
Take Tram 25 from Central Station or Schiekade (workshop) direction Carnisselande. stop: Wilhelminaplein, walk 15 minutes via Otto Reuchlinweg. That's direction Hotel New York, left/backside of the hotel you cross the Rijnhavenbrug to Deliplein, turn right to Rechthuislaan.
Or take the Aqualiner from Willemsplein (Tram 20, 23, 25 and metro Leuvehaven)
Or take watertaxi: Watertaxi Rotterdam

Belvédère was built in 1894 and carries its name since 1915. This part of town, Katendrecht, or in short Rotterdams 'De Kaap' was the first Chinatown in Europa. It had a notorious reputation due to the opium joints, prostitutes and bars that were frequented by the many sailors that visited the harbour of Rotterdam. In the 1930s jazz had found its way to De Kaap. Negro palace Belvédère became a place to dance to live jazz musicians like Kid Dynamite and Teddy Cotton. During the war years and the German occupation, jazz had gone underground, but was still around.

Check the locations on this map

Refund policy

We cannot refund your purchased passes for any reason. You can, however, re-sell your pass on your own behalf, just let us know by e-mail to whom you sold your pass as soon as possible so we can update our registration.

Staying in Rotterdam

Since we are just a small team organizing this special weekend, we don't offer hosting. But do feel free to ask and offer hosting here on the Facebook event page.
And dear Roffaswingers, if you have room for some cool & sophisticated dancers, you can add to all the magic and enjoy some good company and eternal gratitude!

Some affordable suggestions in Rotterdam:
Ani & Haakien
ROOM Hostel
King Kong Hostel
Easy Hotel
Stay Okay Rotterdam
The Student Hotel


Any questions, need more information? Drop us a line at roffaswing at gmail . com

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