Balboa News

Edinbop’s All-Dances August

Edinbop is taking over the LifeCare Centre again this August! Every Thursday in August we’ll have one all-levels class (7.30–8.30pm) followed by an all-dances social dance (8.30–10.15pm) where our talented local DJs will play music for all of the dance styles that we do here at Edinbop: Blues, Balboa, Slow Bal, Solo Jazz, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, and St Louis shag.

The all-levels class is suitable for any level of blues/swing dancer, whether you’re completely new or you’ve been dancing for years. All classes are drop-in and all are welcome; no partner necessary. See our calendar for more details.


Monday Nights – Shag Takeover

Edinbop is pleased to announce a Collegiate Shag takeover of Monday nights!

For the month of February, Monday nights are being shaken up a little with Collegiate Shag classes from Rebecca, Adam, and Murray – some of the best Shag dancers in Scotland.

Lessons will be flipped around from their usual schedule, meaning that Fundamentals starts at 7pm, and Improvers will begin at 8pm. Improvers will follow on directly from the Fundamentals lesson – meaning anyone who attends the Fundamentals class is welcome to jump in and give it a try.

Venue:

Boteco do Brasil, Lothian Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HB.

Prices:

One dance class – £6 // £5 concessions
Two dance classes – £10 // £8 concessions

Social:

9pm – 10pm, with music suitable for Balboa, Shag, and other fast swing dances.
£3, or included in the price of a class.


Christmas Break

Edinbop’s Christmas break starts this week. Balboa and Lindy Hop classes have already finished, and Blues will finish on the 18th December.

All classes and socials will start up again on the week beginning the 7th January.

Merry Christmas to all of our dancers from the Edinbop committee!


We’re back from our summer break!

Our usual weekly dancing has started up again in September, with our range of foundation and improver dance classes and social dancing. Here’s what we have on:

MONDAYS – Balboa
Boteco Do Brasil, 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB
7-8pm Balboa Improvers+
8-9pm Balboa Fundamentals
9-10pm Social dancing

TUESDAYS – Blues
The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith St, EH1 3AT
7-8pm Blues Foundations
8-9pm Blues Improvers+
9-11pm Social dancing

WEDNESDAYS – Lindy Hop
Summerhall, EH9 1PL
7-8pm Lindy Hop Foundations
8-9pm Lindy Hop Improvers+ (plus practice room)
9-11pm Social dancing

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Our classes are always drop-in so you can come along at any time. If you’ve been taking a break over the summer we’re looking forward to having you back, and if you’re new to dancing then we’d love to see you this week!


Summer Break

Edinbop’s regular lessons have finished for the summer to make way for the festival. They will start back up again in the first week of September.

Don’t worry – we’ve got your dancing fix covered in the meantime! We have taken over ESDS’s usual haunt, Stockbridge House, and are putting on weekly lessons on Thursdays nights throughout August, as well as 1.5 hours of social dancing. The lessons will feature a variety of dance styles – please visit our Events page to see what’s on this week, or keep up-to-date with us on Facebook.


Edinbop Swings the Fringe!

Edinbop Swings the Fringe is back for a second year, and this time we’ll be at Stockbridge House/LifeCare Centre (with thanks to our friends at ESDS for loaning us their usual venue).

Every week for the month of August we will have a 1 hour lesson followed by 1.5 hours of social dancing. We will be offering classes in different styles of dance each week, so check out our events page or Facebook to see what we will be covering!

7:30pm-8:30pm: Class
8:30-10:00pm: Social Dancing

Join us!

Please note: our usual weekly classes are taking a break over August and will start back up again in September.


Christmas Break… returning in 2018

We are now on a Christmas break for classes and socials but don’t worry we will back and swinging in the new year.

Classes and social dancing will return in January  – that’s Monday 15th for Balboa, Tuesday 9th for Blues and Wednesday 11th  for Lindy Hop.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for confirmed 2018 start dates, and for any dancing opportunities over the holidays.


Edinbop swings the fringe

Hey folks!
Now normally we are out with no dancing during August. However, this year we are going to be dancing on Mondays in the basement at Boteco Do Brazil (brazilian place across from Bristo Square).
We have a program of taster classes of four different dance styles and social dancing, a different one every week!

All for only £5 for the taster+social or £3 social only

7th of August: Balboa Week
Balboa taster 7-8pm
Fast swing social 8-10pm

14th of August: Blues Week
Blues taster 7-8pm
Blues social 8-10pm

21st of August: Shag Week with visiting teacher Aila Floyd!
Shag taster 7-8pm
Fast swing social into blues 8-late (wooo!)

28th of August: Lindy hop Week
Lindy hop taster 7-8pm
Fast swing social 8-10pm

NB: The fast swing socials welcome all swing dancing that’s happy with the faster tempos, balboa, shag, charleston even fast lindy if your floorcraft is excellent


Edinburgh Summer Shuffle bookings open

***BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN***

Featuring Rudi & Tiph, two amazing Balboa dancers and teachers all the way from Austria, the Edinburgh Summer Shuffle will be an intermediate level workshop, a real mid-summer treat.  Join us for a weekend of Balboa learning and dancing, with music and fun!  We’ll have a Friday welcome dance, 8 hours of classes over the weekend.  A big Saturday evening social and a Sunday tea dance with delicious cakes and tea! (And maybe more dancing too).

The workshop costs £80 (concessions £70) for the whole weekend, including classes and all parties.  We will have a limited number of party-only passes for £15 (concessions £12).

Register here: http://shuffle17.dancecamps.org/booking.php


Edinburgh Summer Shuffle – save the date

We’re very happy to bring Rudi and Tiph two amazing balboa teachers and dancers all the way over from Austria to Edinburgh on the 16-18th of June

It will be a nice mid-summer treat to join us for a weekend of balboa, learning, dancing, music and fun!

We’ll have a Friday welcome dance, 8 hours of classes over the weekend. A big saturday social and a sunday tea dance with delicious cakes and tea! (maybe some dancing too)

More information, including when registrations open coming soon so watch this space!