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
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.
This month with be Seb-sational! Mr Sandoval Similä will be back teaching with Julie, Jo and JuliaMorris (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.
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.
And 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/
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.
If 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/
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
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.
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 email@example.com and make it quick!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!