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bælˈboʊ əbal·boa

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  1. balboanoun

    the basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos

  2. Balboa, Vasco Nunez de Balboanoun

    Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)


  1. balboanoun

    The currency of Panama, divided into 100 centésimos


  1. Balboa

    Balboa today is commonly used both as a term to describe a fusion of dances that originated in Southern California during the 1920s and 1930s, and also referring to a specific dance from that era that was the original Balboa. The original Balboa dance is a form of swing dance that started as early as 1915 and gained in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s. It is danced primarily in close embrace, and is led with a full body connection. The art of Balboa is in the subtle communication between the lead and follow, including weight shifts, which most viewers cannot see. As a result, Balboa is considered more of a "dancer's dance" than a "spectator's dance". Its exact origins are obscure, especially as most of the original Balboa dancers have since died. Balboa is danced to a wide variety of tempos. Because the basic step takes up such a small space, Balboa can be danced to fast music. Balboa is also danced to slow music, which allows more time for intricate footwork and variations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balboa in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balboa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Dave Rubin:

    This is the fight of a generation, but the fight of a generation is not, say, 1980s, you know capitalism vs. communism, United States vs. Russia, Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago where the lines were clearly drawn.

  2. Sylvester Stallone:

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