Edinbop are very excited to welcome Mirjam and Freddie from Sweden for an Easter weekend workshop.
Saturday 19 April
- 10:30 – 17:30 Balboa classes with Freddie and Edinburgh’s own Christi Rankin
- 10:30 – 17:30 Beginner’s Lindy Hop with Mirjam and Edinbop’s Jack Lavender
- Evening Dance – Easter Bunny Hop!
Sunday 20 April
10:30 – 14:30 Improvers / Intermediate Lindy with Freddie and Mirjam
14:30 – 17:30 Easter Tea Dance – with Polish Vodka and Easter Eggs aplenty (eating and painting!)
Venues: Columcile Centre, Newbattle Terrace, Morningside. Beginner’s Lindy on Saturday at Eric Liddell Centre, Holy Corner.
Tickets will be subsidised by Edinbop and prices will be announced shortly. Bookings will open very soon – watch this space!
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Check out Mirjam and Freddie in action: Mirjam and Freddie dancing at Snowball 2013
Edinbop are pleased to announce that BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN for the Big Music Day with Glenn Crytzer!
Places are strictly limited for the workshop with Glenn so get online now to avoid missing out! http://bigmusicday.dancecamps.org/booking.php
Saturday 12 April 2014 is Edinbop’s Big Music Day:
~ Understanding the music with the one and only Glenn Crytzer; one of the swing scene’s foremost bandleaders (11am-5pm)
“This workshop will give you a foundation in the music, an understanding of the history and different styles, and tools you can use to help you listen more carefully and delve more deeply into the music. Opening up your ears steps your dancing up a level – instantly.” (Glenn)
~ And of course there will be a night of dancing (8pm – late) – featuring for the first time a live BATTLE OF THE BANDS with The New Pheonix Jazz Band vs. The Maid of the Forth Stompers!!! Let’s get our dancing shoes on!~
Workshop + Battle of the Bands Ticket (non-student) – £25
Workshop + Battle of the Bands Ticket (student) – £20
Battle of the Bands Ticket Only (bought in advance) – £12
Battle of the Bands Ticket Only (bought on the door) – £15
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/623722927690624/
Cabaret on the 29th Jan was a huge success! With fantastic acts and a brilliant turn out. A big thanks goes out to all those who took part on the night:
Rafael, Sigga, Martyn, Paul and Christi’s Performance group, Yana, Johnny Setlist, Jenny Jukebox, The EUSDS Mess Around, Crazy Legs, Lenny Love for DJing, and a special thanks to Cat Foley for performing and teaching some fun classes too.
Jenny Jukebox has very nicely made some videos of the cabaret available here for your watching pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVt3GYbRn33DTkiCkq0G5iCqp-WLKuVRZ
Can’t wait to see you again for another brill cabaret next year!
Saturday 15th February
Saturday 15th March
The Edinburgh Balboa Brunches are monthly social dance events. They take place on a Saturday at the Wash Bar on The Mound from 11am to 3pm. We will play 4 hours of fabulous swing music to dance to, there will be plenty of lovely people to have a chat with, and there is food and drink available for purchase. All are welcome, but you should ideally know some Balboa basics, as there will be no teaching. Come along for some happy shuffling, be it for half an hour or all four. It is a great way to start your Saturday! £1 donation (goes to bar staff).
If you have never tried Balboa before, please come along to Edinbop’s weekly Balboa classes on Wednesday nights at the Counting House. The beginners’ class starts at 8pm. Give this fantastic form of smooth, yet fast Swing dancing from the 1920s and 30s, a try!
Learn to dance to the swing jazz rhythms of the 1920s to 40s. This
is a great opportunity to get dancing and let jazz rhythms flow
through your feet. This course will focus on jazz movements, rhythms
and style through routines and solo improvisation dancing.
This course is suitable for complete beginners, so if you don’t have
any experience that’s no problem!
Each week we’ll build the repertoire of moves and rhythms.
At the end of this course you’ll have:
- Knowledge of classic swing jazz and Charleston moves
- Rhythm in your feet and body
- Be able to dance some jazz routines
- Feel more confident to improvise on the dance floor
6 week course £30/£27 students
7:30pm, Thursdays, starts March 13th, 2014 @ Kirk o Field, 140 Pleasance
Register at www.swingjamswing.com/classes
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International dance teacher, Helen Cheney, is running 2 hour workshop on improving body awareness and styling for lindy hop and blues dancers. The space will have mirrors so we can get a better feel for how our bodies move and the shapes we’re making.
Improving style leads to:
Better dancing posture (less aches and pains)
Looking and feeling better on the dance floor
Improving lead and follow
Better flow in your dancing
This will be primarily targeted at follow styling, however leads are welcome to join.
£12 or £10 students
Register at www.swingjamswing.com/workshops
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Stay tuned for some fabulous Balboa events coming up in Edinburgh:
The Tuesday Night Spoonful Blues will return after the Christmas break on the 7th Jan, and sees the return of the unstoppable Shell Davies with 2 weeks of special classes.
Shoeswing classes will return Wednesday 8 January. Lee and Seema Paterson will be teaching throughout January so come along for some great classes!
AND the last week of January is Cabaret week and we have international teacher, Cat Foley, taking over! Cat will be teaching a special blues class at the Tuesday Night Spoonful on 28 Jan. On Cabaret night (Weds 29) she’ll teach lindy hop beginners at 7pm, and a performance class for the improvers at 8pm (which will be of special interest to anyone performing that night!). Cat also has a surprise routine for us in the cabaret!
On the 29th Jan Edinbop will be holding it’s fantastic cabaret night!
The brilliant Paul and Christi will be teaching a performance for the Cabaret! If you want to take part and are available between 11-1pm on Saturdays 11th, 18th and 25th, drop an email to Dan at email@example.com
If you have your own Cabaret act sorted but want to squeeze in some practice, come down to the RAF Club on Saturday 25th between 11am-1pm to make use of the practice space.
The night is always lots of fun and a great chance to see some entertaining performances. We hope to see you there!
The annual Edinbop cabaret.. a highlight of the calendar every year is close upon us again.
So here’s is some heads up to start your act preparation. Remember anything goes – as long as it’s short!
The date of the cabaret will be Jan 29th. We will also have the bar open upstairs so its the best night of the year to bring along your non dancing friends.