Edinbop is a non profit dancing organisation which hosts the weekly social dancing nights of Shoe Swing Wednesdays and The Tuesday Night Spoonful in Edinburgh. Edinbop also runs regular swing dancing classes in different styles including lindy hop, balboa and blues. There is always something going on so make sure you stay tuned to the latest news for upcoming events or why not subscribe to our newsletter

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Cancellation of classes and social dancing


On Wednesday 3 February, we will not be running classes or social dancing at the Counting House due to a double booking.

We are very sorry that there will be no Lindy Hop or Balboa – BUT! If you need your dancing fix for the week, why not learn a little Blues at the Tuesday Night Spoonful? Every Tuesday from 7pm we’re at the Newsroom on Leith Street, with social dancing from 9pm, so please do drop by and take this opportunity to learn another awesome dance.

Lindy Hop beginners weekend workshop


On Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 February, we’re holding a Beginners Weekend Workshop at the Counting House. This workshop with Ellen and Rob will focus on good fun, good technique and good moves! (And at a good price too – only £25 / £20 for students!)


An ideal way to build those solid basics and confidence to get on the dancefloor. Alternatively, if you’ve been thinking about learning to lead when you usually follow, or vice versa, now is your chance!


There will also be a beginner-friendly tea dance for £3 on Sunday 28 October (included in your ticket price if you attend a class).


See who else is going on the Facebook event and book your place today!




This week, we’re moving to the City Cafe (downstairs) as the Newsroom is being refurbished (though they promise they’ll be ready for us on the 26th). They do great burgers if you’re coming straight from work!

Sebastian and Jo are teaching this week and classes start at 7pm as usual.

Here’s the address:
City Cafe
19 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR

Blues news – we’re back on 12 Jan!


The Tuesday Night Spoonful is back at the Newsroom with classes from 7-9pm and social from 9-11pm on 12 Jan.  Leigh has a sprained ankle but there’ll be an exciting lineup of teachers to jump in… to be announced soon!

Edinbop AGM and Committee for 2016


Happy New Year!

Thank everyone who came along to the AGM on Wednesday 9 December! Documents from the AGM are available for you to view:

We also now have a new Edinbop committee for 2016:

Sigridur Vala Gunnarsdottir
Leigh Anderson
Bryony Jackson
Rachel Ryan
Piotrek Papajjek
Kym Eden
Rachael Anderson

We’d like to give a massive thanks again to Rianna and the Hops for providing us with live music on our last night of social dancing in 2015, and to Martyn Tunstall who stepped down from the Committee this year.

2016 classes start dates


With our last classes of 2015 taking place on 8th December (Blues) and 9th December (Lindy Hop and Balboa), we’re all looking forward to a break over Christmas.  But we know that you’re all itching to find out when we start back too.

Blues – Tuesday 12th January 2016 at The Newsroom

Lindy Hop – Wednesday 6th January 2016 at the Counting House

Balboa – Wednesday 6th January 2016 at the Counting House


We hope to see everyone there!

Edinbop AGM 2015


Solo jazz, Edinbop AGM and live music!

For our last class of 2016, we’ve got a real treat!

Instead of Beginners Lindy Hop, the lovely Anne and Vlad are running a one-off solo jazz class from 7pm on Wednesday 9 December, at the Counting House, Edinburgh. This will be suitable for all levels.

After that, it’s the Edinbop AGM – this is your chance find out what’s been going onbehind the scenes for the past year and vote on next year’s Committee members.

From 9pm, it’s social dancing with live music from Rianna and the Hops (formerly known as the Foo Birds)!

We hope to see you there! Let us know if you’re coming on the Facebook event.

Final blues class – Tues 8 Dec


BLUESFLASH! Next week (8 Dec) is our final class before xmas and, therefore, has to be our end of term party! Classes with Shell and Leigh are at the usual times (7pm Foundations, 8pm Int-Adv) and the BluesWater will be providing live music at the social dance from 9pm. See you at The Newsroom!

Blues News November


The Tuesday Night Spoonful have a host of special classes this month including guests teachers Samuel Tinguely (Switzerland) and Daire Mac An Bhaird (Oslo) AND Leigh‘s back from her first international teaching gig at Drag The Blues (Barcelona) and is psyched to be back in the ‘burgh teaching with Seb!

Upcoming events:

Scotland will be representing at Snowflake Blues (Dec 11-13, Durham) with Craig Thomson (Dundee) and Leigh partnering up with the lovely Annette (http://www.annettedances.com/). This will be a big party weekend with a focus on solo blues/musicality/quality of movement and registration is open now.

As always, there are plenty of events happening all over Europe…

There are still some tickets for Petit ESBF (Dec 11-13, Madrid); a mini ESBF with Alba, Gaston, Vicci and Adamo, the four organisers of ESpanish Blues Festival!

Registrations have just opened for Valentine’s Blues (Feb 12-14) in beautiful Warsaw, and the organisers are happy to help with finding accommodation or hosting the dancers :)

If you want to really push your dancing to the next level, there’s the week long Blossom Blues Camp and Festival (May 7-16, Zurich) with Brenda Russell and Catherine Palmier… you can’t register yet, but mark your calendars!

If you’re new to traveling to events, you can chat to Leigh or any of the teachers/committee for advice and tips, and the FB group is a great place to coordinate travel plans!

Here’s a clip of Vicci & Adamo’s latest choreography at Berlin Blues Explosion for inspiration. PS Congrats to Shell & Leigh for placing 2nd in the Strictly Finals!

Edinbop Winter Cabaret – 27 January 2016


Edinbop’s Winter Cabaret is back on the 27th Jan! This is always a fun night out and a great way to introduce friends and family to the dance scene. If you have a hidden talent and would like to perform, email info@edinbop.co.uk. Anything goes (dancing, singing, comedy, plate spinning – ANYTHING!) but please keep your act less than 3 MIN. We’re already looking forward to all the amazing stuff people will be doing this year!