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“Castle Camp is dead! Long live Castle Camp!” –Fannie

2019 was the last edition of Balboa Castle Camp. We were so sad to extinguish the chandeliers and close the doors on this balboa wonderland. We thank everyone who came and felt all the love in the air for the last time.

From the 2019 Organising Team – Malte, Ulrike, Kate & Anna.

Balboa Castle Camp 2019: https://balboacastlecamp.de/ – Photo: www.fb.me/photosForDancersOnly – http://www.ebobrie.com/balboa-castle-camp-2019

Here are some bitter/sweet memories…

‘Because it has captured the whole point of swing dancing for me. Because it is magical and otherworldly, and far too intense, and filled with the promise of mischief. Because the people that make it happen are unique and fantastic, because the castle itself is charming and slightly mouldy, because the bar is always open and anything goes. Because you can stay up late enough to find those unforgettable dances, and you can leave a little more whole and brokenhearted than the last time you visited.’

—from a fine 2014 participant who returned year after year.


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