Mickey’s Balboa Bonanza

Phoenix Balboa & The Kats Korner Present

Mickey's Balboa Bonanza

December 16th-18th

balboa bonanza

Mickey Fortanasce is in town THIS December! Don't miss your chance to learn from one of the worlds best Balboa dancers in the world!

Mickey began swing dancing in Los Angeles in '99. A year later he was teaching local swing classes at NYU. After graduating he worked with local teams in New York including Varsity Swing and Hop Swing and a Jump and later started running his weekly dance. Mickey has many accalades from all over the world of which include victories at All Balboa Weekend's American Classic Balboa Championship, Balboa Rendezvous' International Balboa Championship, Balboa division the International Lindy Hop Championships, and more!


With a full weekend pass you will get admission to Third Friday Balboa, Kats Korner, Balboa Practice at Gary's house Sunday night, as well as classes Saturday and Sunday!


  • First FIVE weekend passes are only $75- SOLD OUT
  • Next set of TEN weekend passes Or until December 3rd are $85
  • From then on passes are $95

Click the "Pay Now to Register" below to register



A La Carte Pricing

Can’t Make the whole weekend?? It’s ok! You can still come play with us!

Individual Class: $15
Friday Night Dance: $4

Saturday Night Dance: $10; $8 with Valid Student ID

Saturday Day Pass: $55 – includes all classes for the day and Kats Korner that night
Sunday Day Pass: $50 – includes all classes for the day



Friday Night: Dance hosted by Phoenix Balboa "Third Friday Balboa"

7116 E Sunnyvale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-2323

Lesson 8:00 to 9:00 with Gary Emery
Dance 9:00 to whenever (there seems to be no end in sight)


Saturday Day: Classes with Mickey 10am – 3pm

Location TBD

Schedule TBD


Saturday Night: Dance at The Kats Korner

446 E Broadway Rd Mesa, AZ 85204

Beginning East Coast Swing Lesson 7:15pm to 8:00pm
Dance 8:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday Day: Classes with Mickey 11am – 4pm

Location TBD

Schedule TBD


Sunday Night: Balboa practice hotsed by Phoenix Balboa

7116 E Sunnyvale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-2323

Schedule TBD

The Kats Korner is your GO TO Saturday Night Swing Dance

With over 14 years of hospitality under our belts, you are sure to have a great time at the Valley of the Sun's longest running Swing Dance Venue! Hosted by Dabney and Karen Hopkins, the only nationally renowned pro-swing dancers in Arizona.
All ages and skill levels are welcome!!  Click Here For More information on our Saturday Night Dance



Hepkats has made it's return to dancing at the Historic Women's Club of Mesa! With a beautiful wood floor and some of the best swing music around it is sure to become a fast favorite!

Come Join us THIS Monday and EVERY MONDAY
200 N Macdonald Mesa, AZ
$5 cover

7:30pm – 8:15pm Lesson
8:00pm – 10:30pm Dance


Getting Married??

Dabney and Kare We are available to DJ, Teach a Swing Dance Lesson to entertain guests, and/or choreograph a first dance!
We have a series of package deals that you can choose from to prepare you for your special Day!!
For more information please email us at thelindyhopkins@gmail.com