Jan Printzell

Jan Johansson
Photo: Anna Printzell

Jan started dancing Balboa in 2005.

He also dances Lindy Hop since 1996 and has danced Argentine Tango around 1997-2003. He has tried a little Ballroom, Latin, swedish Folkdance, Bugg and swedish Foxtrot.


"What I like most about Balboa is that it's so much a social dance. I've never been much for competing or doing choreography - what I like best is to just improvise with the music and have fun together with my partner. Of all the dances I've tried, Balboa gives me the best tools to do that."


Jan is the founder of the Gothenburg Balboa Institute. He was also the organizer of the first Pure Balboa Weekend (no breakaways), which was held in Gothenburg in May 2007.

His main teaching partner, and partner for life, is Anna Printzell.


Balboa Teaching Experience

Balboa Beginners (WCJ members only) with Anna Printzell, Autumn 2006

Balboa Beginners (WCJ members only) with Anna Printzell, Spring 2007

Balboa Beginners at the Lund/Malmö Invation with Anna Printzell, April 2007

Balboa for Absolute Beginners with Anna Printzell, Spring 2008

Balboa for Experienced Beginners with Anna Printzell, Autumn 2008

Balboa Intermediate with Anna Printzell, Autumn 2008

Balboa for Experienced Beginners with Anna Printzell, Spring 2009


Attended Balboa Workshops and Camps

Herräng Dance Camp 2005

Stockholm Balboa Weekend 2005

Herräng Dance Camp 2006

Sweden Balboa Weekend 2006

London Balboa Festival 2006

Vinterlägret in Uppsala 2007

Gothenburg Balboa Weekend 2007

Gothenburg Pure-Bal Weekend 2007

Studio Hop Summer Camp 2007

Balboa United 2007

London Balboa Festival 2007

Frenchie Balboa Festival 2007

Snowball 2007-2008

Paris Balboa and Shag Festival 2008

All Laminu Weekend 2008

Copenhagen Bal X-perience 2008

All Balboa Weekend 2008

2nd All Laminu Weekend in Copenhagen 2008

Sweden Balboa Weekend 2008

London Balboa Festival 2008

Frenchie Balboa Festival 2008

Scandinavian Shuffle in Copenhagen 2009

Balboa Styling Workshop in Gothenburg 2009

Sweden Balboa Weekend 2009

Dan Guest Weekend in Copenhagen 2009

David Rehm Weekend in Berlin 2009


Private Balboa Lessons

Jan has taken private lessons from the following teachers:

Anne-Helène Cavasa, Anne Mills, Bart Bartolo, Bernard Cavasa, Bobby White, Dan Guest, David Rehm, Dean Raftery, Isabella Gregorio, Janne Holmberg, Jessica Lennartsson, Jonathan Bixby, Kate Hedin, Lila Desatoff, Marty Klempner, Mia Goldsmith, Nick Williams, Valerie Sandstrom, Peter Loggins, Ray Cunningham, Sylvia Sykes, Trina Dobbs, Vincenzo Fesi