Events News

Charleston Workshop

Registrations are now open for our one-day Charleston workshop on the 29th April!

Suitable for improvers and above, this workshop will get you feeling confident with the Charleston basics and give you some really fun moves to expand your Charleston repertoire. There will be 4.5 hours of lessons, taught by Ellen and Rob, over a single day. Only £20/£17 concessions.

Find out more information here, or sign up today.


Lindy Hop Beginner Weekend Workshop

Registrations are now open for our lindy hop Beginner Weekend Workshop! Book your place here.

Rob and Ellen will be teaching the fundamental moves and technique that will have you dancing like a pro in no time! Taught over 6 hours, this workshop is perfect for those who have never been to a dance lesson, those who have done a couple of lessons and want a boost, those wanting to learn a different role, or anyone wanting to revisit the very basics.

 

Schedule:

  • Saturday 3rd 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 4th 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location:

  • The Counting House, South Nicholson Street, Edinburgh

Price:

  • £30 / £25 concession

 

We’ll also be hosting a beginner-friendly tea dance for £3 on Sunday 4 March after the workshop finishes, 3:00pm-5:00pm (included in your ticket if you attend the workshop).


Winter Cabaret 2018

Tonight is the night you’ve all been waiting for…the annual Winter Cabaret!

Join us for an evening of talented and eccentric acts, which in the past have included:

  • The Kate Bush Drag Act
  • A Cello Duet of the Ultimate Movie themes
  • The Robot Shim Sham

The Cabaret is in addition to the usual night of classes and plenty of social dancing, so come along to enjoy the show and cheer on your favourite performers.

 

7 – 8pm: Foundations class 

8 – 9pm: Improvers+ class 

£6/£5 concession for one class or £10/£8 concessions for two.

 

9 – 11pm: Social Dancing and Cabaret 

Only £3 entry, or including with any class tickets!


Edinbop’s 10th Anniversary

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.


Edinburgh Summer Shuffle bookings open

***BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN***

Featuring Rudi & Tiph, two amazing Balboa dancers and teachers all the way from Austria, the Edinburgh Summer Shuffle will be an intermediate level workshop, a real mid-summer treat.  Join us for a weekend of Balboa learning and dancing, with music and fun!  We’ll have a Friday welcome dance, 8 hours of classes over the weekend.  A big Saturday evening social and a Sunday tea dance with delicious cakes and tea! (And maybe more dancing too).

The workshop costs £80 (concessions £70) for the whole weekend, including classes and all parties.  We will have a limited number of party-only passes for £15 (concessions £12).

Register here: http://shuffle17.dancecamps.org/booking.php


Edinburgh Summer Shuffle – save the date

We’re very happy to bring Rudi and Tiph two amazing balboa teachers and dancers all the way over from Austria to Edinburgh on the 16-18th of June

It will be a nice mid-summer treat to join us for a weekend of balboa, learning, dancing, music and fun!

We’ll have a Friday welcome dance, 8 hours of classes over the weekend. A big saturday social and a sunday tea dance with delicious cakes and tea! (maybe some dancing too)

More information, including when registrations open coming soon so watch this space!


Edinbop’s got Blues Fever in February!

Edinbop/EUSDS are running a BEGINNERS BLUES DANCE WORKSHOP on Sunday 12 Feb. This workshop is open to EVERYONE, whether you’ve never danced a step in your life, or you’re a dancer who wants to try something new, or you’re familiar with blues and want to brush up your foundations.

WHAT IS BLUES DANCING?
Blues is a beautiful vintage partner dance, characterised by dynamic, expressive, connected movement. It looks a bit like this: https://youtu.be/xYtf5Tfdi_w
 
WHEN, WHERE and HOW MUCH?
Sunday 12 February, noon-3pm
Quaker Meeting Room (off the Pleasance Courtyard)
£15 for non-students //£10 for students
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Edinbop are very excited to bring the amazingly talented Noemí Blue from Barcelona for a full day focusing on…. YOU! It’s solo dancing all the way, baby!
WHEN, WHERE and HOW MUCH?
Saturday 18 February, noon-5.30pm at Stockbridge House.
Yoga for Blues Dancers (free if attending other classes)
Belly Dancing for Blues Dancers (2 classes + party: £25)
Solo Blues (2 classes + party: £25)
BLUES AFTERPARTY with live music from Ali Affleck Blues Quartet, feat. Colin Steele
* Price for whole workshop + party: £35
* Price for party only £10
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FREE FOUNDATIONS CLASSES IN FEBRUARY
AND… Attendees of either workshop get free Foundations classes throughout February at the The Tuesday Night Spoonful; Edinbop’s weekly blues class! (Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm @ The Newsroom, Leith Street)

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!


Change of venue

Throughout July, Lindy Hop classes and social dancing on Wednesday nights will take place at Marchmont St Giles on Kilgraston Road, rather than our usual venue of Summerhall.

This is due to preparation for the Fringe Festival.

Please note that all our classes will conclude for August, as our regular dancing spots all become Fringe venues! Keep an eye on our events calendar for dancing opportunities as they become available.