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.
Thinking of a dance-related New Years resolution? This is the perfect opportunity to put it into practice!
Edinbop are running a Blues Beginners Workshop on the 19th January, with the wonderful Jess and Greg teaching the basics of this complex family of dances. Whether you are new to Blues or already confident, this is the perfect opportunity to gain a solid grasp of basics such as connection, and introduce fun to your dancing.
There will also be a party in the evening with live music from Cat Loud.
Find more information on our events calendar.
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!
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
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!
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.
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 has a night of celebration and dancing planned.
Bookings are now open.
Come early and join us all for a curry dinner catered for by local charity Punjabi Junction (optional) from 8pm. BYO beer and wine.
Then dance the night away from 9pm with live music from Ali Affleck & Gin Mill Genies who will do 3 sets, including treat us into some late night blues from Midnight, and a great line up of DJs. We may have a few other suprises install.
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
Registrations for Part 1 of our 10th Anniversary celebrations are now open!
You can sign up for the Lindy and Blues workshops on Saturday 20th May, and register your interest in taking a private lesson on Sunday 21st.