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.