10th Balboa On The Promenade
France, Mandelieu - May 9th to 12th, 2019

Registrations are open !!!

After 4 years of pause, BOTP is back for its 10th anniversary edition.
Learn and dance Balboa in unique conditions in Europe and spend few days on the French Riviera.
For the first time since its creation, the number of registrations will be limited in all Passes.
So be ready and prepare your groups !


Before starting any registration please take the time to have a look on the FAQ. You should find there many answers to your questions.

What is BOTP ?

An international festival to learn to dance Balboa, dance every night, enjoy the Sun and the Mediterranean Sea of the Côte d’Azur with your friends .

Why to attend BOTP ?

We could tell you about :

  • 6 couples among the best in the World
  • An incredible venue, equiped with air conditionning, professional lights, sound and real dance woodfloor…

Workshops trailers :

But in fact it’s more than that :

  • The come back of an historical Festival
  • A spirit of exchange and social dance
  • 6 levelled groups to learn according to your level
  • Customizable Pass to select the best weekend for you
  • Free Practice between classes
  • Parties with bands (Nine Pennies and NP Big Band)
  • Teachers who will be with you on the dance floor till the end of each party !!!

BOTP spirit :

The venue

The Congress Center of Mandelieu. At Cannes entrance on the Côte d’Azur at only 30 minutes of the Nice airport (NCE).

Visit CEC website


  • 4 different PASS including a special one for complete beginner
  • Optional intensives that you can add to your PASS
En savoir plus
D day
17:00 - 02:00 Doors opening

Doors opening on Friday 10th around 17h for check in.
Last party on Sunday 12th evening at 22h.

En savoir plus

Andreas & Olga

Sweden & Russia

Andreas Olson (Sweden) & Olga Marina (Russia) Andreas lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He grew up on the wrestling mat, fighting other little boys in leotards. He won most of the time since he’s always given 100% in everything that he does. He also played the violin in an orchestra during his childhood. You might not […]

Mickey & Anna-Maria

USA / Germany

Mickey Fortanasce (USA) & Anna-Maria Bernhard (Germany) Anna-Maria started dancing as a child – ballet, figure skating, tap, … Since then, she is an enthusiastic dancer, open for all kinds of dances. After her studies of literature and training as Yoga teacher, she followed her passion for swing dance and soon became a dance instructor, […]

Bernard & Anne-Hélène


Anne-Hélène & Bernard CAVASA (France) Anne-Hélène & Bernard are professional dancers, instructors, choreographers & performers, specialized in swing & blues dancing, couple or solo dances. Anne-Helene & Bernard fell in love with Swing Dancing by the end of 1997… since there, they dance Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, Charleston & Jazz Roots almost every day. Because […]

Bobby & Annabel


Bobby White & Annabel Truesdell Quisao (USA) Bobby teaches vintage swing dances around the world, and holds championship titles and placements in Balboa, Lindy Hop, and Solo Jazz.  In Balboa, he and Annabel Quisao have won almost every major title together, including ILHC, Camp Hollywood, CalBal, NYCBalweek, and they have won ABW three times, the [...]

Zack & Vanessa


Zack Richard (Canada) & Vanessa Granjon (France) Vanessa Granjon, passionate little ball of fury, has been dancing for more than 15 years all across Europe. Her dancing could best be describe as « utterly awesome », and has gathered her many podiums around the world, including a second place with partner Zack Richard in the [...]

Olivier & Natasha

France / Russia

Olivier Harouard (France) & Natasha Devyatkina (Russia) They are the BOTP organizers since 2009. Natasha and Olivier are successful instructors, competitors and performers. They have won numerous contests and were the first European couple to win the title of Champion IBC (International Balboa Championship) in the famous Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach (USA)! They also [...]