*** Please note! For the Friday, Saturday and Sunday parties, there will be no tickets sold at the door for dancers! ***

Stuttgart is a good place to listen to and dance to live music. We have been dancing to the great local bands and their swinging sounds for some time now. Be curious about some new faces that will bring you songs you can cut a rug to! We’re packing lots of dance opportunities into this weekend. They are all included in the SBX Full pass with the exception of the Thursday party.

Aus organisatorischen Gründen wird es definitiv KEINE Abendkasse für Tänzer geben. Einlass für Tänzer NUR über Buchung SBX Full Pass. Ausnahme: Party Donnerstag (s. u.).

Organisational issues are unfortunately preventing us from selling tickets for dancers at the door at the parties. There will be no party tickets for dancers sold at the door with the exception of the Thursday party. Admittance to the parties for dancers only with an SBX full pass .


Thursday 2nd May, 20:00 – 23:00

Live music: “Manfred Schütt & Blue Sheep

Straight Kansas City Jazz: Link to the Blue Sheep’s Homepage

Location: Traditional Jazzhall Stuttgart. The name says it all: a long history of Jazz music and its lovers is connected to this place and you can feel it. The Jazzhall has live concerts most nights every week and that is where we have met most of our favourite bands. Dinner and drinks available. Link to the Jazz Hall website .

Closest station: Rotebühlplatz / Stadtmitte (any S & U2, 4, 11, 14, 34)

Not included in the SBX Full Pass. Extra ticket 8€ per person. Open to the public. Space is limited to 120 tickets. First come, first serve.


Friday 3rd May, 20:00 – midnight

Live music: “Universität Stuttgart Big Band”

Tried and tested, a big band that is absolutely danceable! They are looking forward to playing for us, their first time at an all Balboa event!

Location: Dance at the home of the last Württemberg King: the newly renovated Wilhelmspalais (StadtPalais – Stuttgart City Museum) – contemporary interior architecture in a classical shell. Snacks and drinks available.

Closest station: Charlottenplatz (U5, 6, 7, 12, 15)


Saturday 4th May, 15:00-17:30

DJ party with DJ battle

Enjoy our DJs and decide whose style you like best! That’s right, the SBX DJ battle royal. DJ’s: bring your best. The dancers will be the judges and determine your fate and ever-lasting fame as winner of the SBX DJ Battle Meisterschaft. Participation in the DJ workshop beforehand is not required. Signing up as a dancer is not required – only if you want to have a set as a DJ.

Location: White Noise Bar

Closest station: Rathaus (City Hall: U1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 14)


Saturday 4th May, 20:00 – open end

Live music: “Achim Bohlender Swingtett”

Definitely one of Stuttgart Balboa’s absolute favourites and so far one of the best bands we have had the pleasure of dancing to in Europe! Reviving Benny Goodman, Achim and his gang love to play for us and we love to dance with them! That evening is gonna be crazy!

Location: Café Felix: wooden floor, airy and welcoming to dancers – an ideal place! Dinner and drinks available. Menu and Link to the Café Felix website.

Closest station: Berliner Platz/Liederhalle (U11, 14, 29, 34)

Seven come eleven – Achim Bohlender Swingtett
Lady Be Good – Achim Bohlender Swingtett


Sunday 5th May, 15:00 – 19:00

Live music: “Sascha Kommer”

An absolute original of the local dance and music scene. Amazing pianist with an endless repertoire and – “fast swing music is my speciality after all…”

Sascha’s website:

Sascha Kommer on Facebook:

Location: Eliszis Jahrmarktstheater: family-run historical fun fair and theater tent in one of the nicest parks in Stuttgart. Stroll through the Killesberg Park within one of the posh neighbourhoods, dare to climb the extremely airy Killesberg tower or take a ride on the historical roundabout in between dancing on a wooden floor here. Hot snacks and drinks available.

Closest stations: Killesberg (U5) & Maybachstraße (U6, U13, U16) & Höhenfreibad or Oskar-Schlemmer-Straße (Bus 43)


Optional: Monday 6th May, 20:30 – 22:30

Swingkultur Stuttgart’s Fast Feet Social Dance

Monday is the day for the weekly Balboa and Shag classes organized by the local swing dance association Swingkultur Stuttgart at Kulturwerk. Classes are accompanied by the weekly Fast Feet Social starting from 20:30. So if you still have not danced enough – enliven our regular social night!

This is how we got infected with Balboa:

Kulturwerk is where Stuttgart learns to balboa dance: A place where different events take place, run by an NGO that is active for culture and the unemployed.

General free admission.

Closest stations: Ostendplatz (U4) & Wagenburgstraße (Bus 42, 45)


Here’s a map of all locations: