Rendezvous Ballroom

This Balboa Peninsula area was once the mecca of dancing
in Southern California. Dancers would take the train and carpool down to the famous Rendezvous Ballroom.

The ballroom was so crowded that all they could do was
stay close together and shuffle their feet, and thus the "Balboa" was born.

(Pictured to the left is the packed dance floor)

The Balboa Rendezvous event is your one chance a year
to make the trip to the Balboa Peninsula where thousands of dancers in the past gathered to invent the dance we love.

Landmark sign

Sunday evening is the highlight of the event given the opportunity to dance in the historic Balboa Paviliion - a California landmark.

Balboa Pavilion - Vintage
Rendezvous Ballroom - Vintage

The Historic Balboa Pavilion - Then & Now

The Historic Balboa Pavilion is now the only remaining ballroom on the Peninsula.This amazing facility has stood the test of time. Built in 1905, the facility had many uses over the years and was a key to keeping Balboa dancing alive in the 70s/80s before closing down.

The Pavilion was closed down for many years and reopened the day after the inaugural Balboa Rendezvous in 2002.

Pavilion Day & Night
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