Blues News

Classes on hold during August

Don’t forget – all our classes and social dancing are on hold during the Fringe Festival, when all our usual venues are taken over for fantastic performances from all over the world.

We’ll be back in September on the following dates:

  • Blues: Tuesday 6 September
  • Book Shop Lindy Hop: Tuesday 6 September
  • Lindy Hop: Wednesday 7 September
  • Balboa: TBC

But if you can’t last the month without the chance to dance, don’t worry! We’re adding a few more dancing opportunities to our calendar, so keep an eye on then Calendar and our Facebook group for dancing throughout August.


Blues in June

This month with be Seb-sational! Mr Sandoval Similä will be back teaching with Julie, Jo and Julia Morris (who we’ll be very happy to see visiting from Glasgow for 1 week only!); and Julie and Jo will be rounding off the month together.

 

There’s one more Blues & Fusion brunch before the festival takes over.
Fusion brunch
The Wash Bar have a decent floor, offer food and drinks and we’ll play blues and some other music we like.

Suggested entry donation of £1 which goes to the bar’s tip jar.

 

 

 

spoonfullogo_blackAnd if you want even MORE blues on your doorstep, there are a limited number of Thursday-Saturday social passes at £50 for Scotland’s biggest blues weekend, The Spoonful (Edinburgh, June 30-July 3)  – that’s almost 20 hours of partying with excellent DJs and live bands, performances, competitions, late night munchies and hugs AND you get to sleep in: http://www.thespoonful.co.uk/

We’re all getting VERY excited


Blues News

The Tuesday Night Spoonful is pleased to announce that this month Sigga and Shell are teaching together for THE FIRST TIME! These lovely ladies of blues will no doubt have something special in store.

spoonfullogo_blackIf you’re looking for more blues on your doorstep, Scotland’s biggest blues weekend, The Spoonful (Edinburgh, June 30-July 3) has released Thursday-Saturday social passes at £50 – that’s almost 20 hours of partying with excellent DJs and live bands, performances, competitions, late night munchies and hugs AND you get to sleep in: http://www.thespoonful.co.uk/


Blues updates…

Weekly Classes

Just a reminder that special guest teach, Reeva Bradley from San Francisco, will be in Edinburgh for the next two weeks. After a Facebook vote on class topics, the winners are Isolations and layering this week and Flash in Small Spaces on the 29th March. Keep in touch with all things Tuesday Night Spoonful on the FB group.

In April, we have Julie and Carolyn teaching together – come on down and see what they’ve got in store!

The Spoonful 2016, June 30- July 3

The Spoonful 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to immerse yourself in the blues, here’s your chance. The Spoonful returns to Edinburgh for the second bite with 3 days of workshops and 4 nights of parties – and it’s all right on your doorstep!

Local dancers Leigh, Shell and Sigga are striving to make this the friendliest, most awesome event they can; taking their combined 18 years of blues experience and their favourite things from the hundreds of events they’ve been to, and packing all that goodness plus a whole lotta love into a four day festival that celebrates everything that makes blues dancing so special.

The Spoonful is all about traditional blues music, excellent classes from the most fun and talented teachers, competitions so welcoming that everybody can take part, and bringing the blues community together for one helluva party in our home of Scotland.

The workshops will be suitable for all levels and you can sign up as Lead, Follow or Switch. Registrations are open now!

There’s an open call for Taster Classes, which closes at the end of March. If you want to share a bit of your passion at the event, send a title and short description (under 300 words) and what level it would suit (if applicable) to info@thespoonful.co.uk and make it quick!


Blues in March

Prepare yourselves people… it is happening… the return of two of Edinbop’s originals, Shell & Craig, teaching together! So they’re kicking it old school on 1-15 Mar, and then special guest teacher, Reeva Bradley, returns on the 22nd and 29th March to show us how they do it US-style.


The Blueswater live at The Newsroom 23 Feb

The Blueswater are returninBlueswater Tourg to The Newsroom on Tuesday 23rd Feb. This is the first (and probably best) night of their Blues Dancers Tour, and we get the full band!

Entry is the usual price (£3) and we may have a few non-dancers joining the fun so let’s make them welcome and show ’em what blues is all about! Feel free to bring your friends!


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!