Slowdown Weekend 2018 teachers: John WharingtonMeaningful play is all about getting into the zone, which Balboa delivers in spades. John Wharington has been teaching Balboa since 2007 with a focus on creative teaching techniques, distilling the dance to its essence, and bringing an infectious enthusiasm to his classes.  He’s taught numerous workshops throughout Australia, travels to the USA annually for Balboa, and is a keen competition dancer, with six Australian Balboa Championship titles under his belt.  John has an analytical approach to the dance, loves to explore the frontiers, and is highly motivated by seeing his students’ progress.  Incorporating games frequently into classes, John loves teaching with Julia to be memorable and rewarding for everyone.