Blues News

Blues News November

We have a host of teachers all excited to bring you some Tuesday night blues this month:

Local heroes Shell & Rosie will be getting their blues on (teaching together for the first time!) on 8 and 22 November. Leigh & Seb will be seeing out the month on 29th.

AND…returning on 15 November, international dance instructor and Tuesday Spoonful favourite – Reeva Bradley – is back for another special night of classes (with the same timings and prices as usual)! Reeva will also be DJing from 9-11pm – come get your blues on!

 


Edinbop AGM 2016

On Wednesday 30 November, we’re holding the Edinbop AGM at Summerhall in Edinburgh.

What is the AGM?

The AGM is your chance to find out what’s been going on behind the scenes for the past year, have your say about what you want to see in the Edinburgh’s swing dancing scene next year, and vote on next year’s Committee members.

The exact timing of the night is still TBC, but last year the AGM was a record-breaking 30 minutes thanks to Edinbop Chair Sigga’s incredible skills! Social dancing will follow as usual.

Give your views

We’re currently running a survey to find out more about our dancers and what it is you want to see in the scene throughout 2017 – results will be shared at the AGM.

To complete the survey, please visit: http://www.sogosurvey.com/k/RQsSPPTTsSsPsPsP

Volunteer or join the Committee

Whether you’ve only just fallen in love with swing dancing or are a veteran in the scene, we need your ideas, opinions and skills to help Edinburgh’s scene swinging.

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for specific events or, if you have more time to dedicate, you could join the Committee.

Roles on the Edinbop Committee include:
– Management Committee (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary)
– Teacher Coordinators
– DJ Coordinators
– Newsletter Coordinators
– Event Coordinators

If you’re curious and want to find out more, to nominate yourself or another person, or to register yourself as a volunteer for events, please send us an email: info@edinbop.co.uk.

All nominations for the Committee must be received by Monday 28 November.

New Committee Members will be elected at the AGM.

On the night

Just bring yourself and your dance shoes! Let us know if you’re coming on the Facebook event page.

We hope to see you there!


Classes return

As Edinburgh returns to normal after the month of madness that is August, we here at Edinbop are getting ready to get back into the swing of things (pun intended) with a new term of dancing.

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

See you on the dancefloor!


Blues News September

Blues is back on 6 September with Spoonful Gals, Sigga & Leigh, teaching together for the first time! If you haven’t tried blues before, this is the perfect time as this week’s fun classes will focus on musicality and get you all bluesed up!

International lindy and blues teacher, Dáire Mac An Bháird will be joining Leigh for the rest of September’s classes. And if you want even more blues in September…

Scotland Invades! is coming to Edinburgh for the first time on 9 to 11 September. THE LONG WAIT IS OVER!!!! The blues dance community of SCOTLAND is ready to invade the capital!

Stand ready with us for a fabulous weekend of music, camaraderie and dance.  Register here!

There will be:
– A Houseparty where we get to DJ awesome blues and fusion tunes.
– An Afternoon Workshop with the Tremendously talented Leigh and Daire. An absolute bargain at £15
– A night of dancing to live music and other marvellous fun times.
– Potential Collective Chill Out time on Sunday before home we go.

We will do our best to organise hosting.

The aim of these events is to promote blues dancing in our local scenes and throughout SCOTLAND; have cheap weekends of blues dance that hopefully all can afford to attend, spend time with friends, make some new ones and see some live Blues music. Perfect for dancers new to your scene or the experienced.

COME JOIN US!


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!