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.
- Saturday 3rd 11:00am-5:00pm
- Sunday 4th 12:00pm-3:00pm
- The Counting House, South Nicholson Street, Edinburgh
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).
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 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.
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.
***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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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/
We’re all getting VERY excited…