Edinbop AGM & Committee Nominations


Do you have great ideas for swing dancing events in Edinbop that you want to see become a reality? Want to increase our public engagement, help build our new website, provide more opportunities for live music, or just keen to get involved with the day-to-day running of Edinbop?
Join the Committee, and you can make it happen!

We’re preparing for our AGM in December, so we’re looking for the most enthusiastic members of the Edinbop community to come forward.

Maybe you want to gain experience in running events, or perhaps you have skills in finance or design that could support the Edinbop community? If you know someone who’s interested in joining the Committee or want more details on how to get involved, email info@edinbop.co.uk.

Edinbop will be subsidising the event to encourage you to come to the AGM – more details on the December event to follow soon…

Steve and Chanzie are coming to Glasgow!


The fabulous Stephen Sayer and Chanzie Roettig are coming all the way from the USA to our neighbouring scene in Glasgow to teach a weekend of collegiate shag and lindy hop!

Hosting for out of towners can be arranged with friendly Glaswegian dancers, so why not take a trip for a weekend of dancing in the West?

Book your place via DanceCloud: https://glasgowlindy.dancecloud.com/#/events/6621

Saturday will feature a four hour progressive workshop, introducing shag fundamentals – Steve and Chanzie style! Sunday will focus on Steve and Chanzie’s Hollywood style lindy hop. There is also the Glasgow vintage dance event, Cake Hop, on the Saturday night, in the same venue as the weekend classes, Partick Burgh Halls.

Saturday all day – £40
Saturday Class 1 Fundamentals only – £20
Sunday all day – £40
Sunday Class 1 Fundamentals only – £20
Full weekend (all classes plus Cake Hop social on Saturday night): £70

For more info, check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/820128261366282/

Balboa Brunch – Oct 18


What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with a shuffle at the Wash Bar on the Mound.  Come for half an hour or for four, as you like! £1 donation (goes to bar staff)

New to Balboa..? Try out our weekly classes from 8pm for beginners or brush up your skills from 7pm:

Counting House, Wednesdays (2nd Room)

7pm-8pm Improvers

8pm-8.15 Total Beginners

8.15-9.15 Beginners

Lindy Hop with Sigga and Helios PLUS live music night!


Shoeswing brings you a very international line-up for October’s lindy classes with Sigga and Helios! Head on down to the Counting House for 7pm (Beginners), 8pm (Improvers) and 9-11.30pm social dancing every Wednesday.


PLUS put a little extra swing in your step with our live music special on the 22nd October:

From the The Gramophone Jass Band and the mighty Foo Birds, four very talented musicians – Dan, Alex, Joe and Charlie – will be playing awesome swing tunes for our dancing pleasure.

Gatsby Experience, Saturday 27th September


Looking for dancing and vintage vibes this weekend?
The Gatsby Experience event is being held in Edinburgh’s’ Grassmarket Centre on Saturday 27th September in aid of the Grassmarket Community Project.

The two-hour vintage dance class is only £5 – alternative, buy the whole Gastby Experience for just £20 and get the following:

  • FREE Vintage dance lesson from 2pm to 4pm, taught by Fly Right Dance Company
  • FREE glass of bubbles upon entry at 7pm
  • DISCOUNTS from Grassmarket shops (upon presentation of ticket confirmation) – Godiva Boutique, Armstrongs, Hi-Jinks, HAHAHA, Just G
  • 1920s-style cocktail bar
  • 7-piece Jazz band with vocals: The New Phoenix Jazz Band
  • 1920s style DJ spinning old 78s on a snakeskin-lined gramophone
Group tickets are available for 5 to 10 people.
All takings on the night will go back into helping the Grassmarket Community Project continue to undertake their work with vulnerable adults in Edinburgh.

Swing Dancing through the Fringe


Our regular classes might have paused for the Fringe Festival (we’ll be back on Tuesday 2 / Wednesday 3 September), but that doesn’t mean the dancing has to stop!

Escape to the Iso Bar, every Wednesday for a chilled night of getting away from the festival madness, drinks and dancing. Featuring an all-level solo jazz class at 8pm (bargain prices at £5/£3, with 50% of proceeds going to EWRASAC) followed by social dancing from 9pm-10:30pm!

And next weekend, Saturday 9 August, there’s Paul and Christi’s Lindy Boot Camp, an awesome one-day workshop and evening social dance at the Calton Centre.

You can also join us for a flash-mob swing dance at 4pm-4:30pm in Grassmarket, Sunday 10 August!

Or, if you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh City, take a visit to our neighbour swing dance scene in Glasgow!
For those of you who know the basics of Collegiate Shag and want to learn more, check out this workshop on Saturday 23 August.
There’s also the legendary Cake Hop on Saturday 30 August, and then a FREE social dance the next day, Sunday 31 August!

There’s so much to see and do during the Fringe Festival, so keep an eye on the Edinbop Facebook page for last minute dancing-related Fringe outings!


Paul & Christi’s Lindy Boot Camp – 09 Aug


Join Paul & Christi for a full day of Lindy Classes during the Fringe Festival!

Venue: Carlton Centre; Saturday 09 Aug

11am-1pm Aerial Attack (air steps & tricks)

2pm-5pm Ground Assault (int adv / adv lindy)

Plus an evening dance with a military theme!

£18 for all-day pass / £30 per couple – Partner needed for air steps.
Classes / dance also priced separately.

To book, please contact christi.rankin@gmail.com and join on facebook to stay up-to-date

Social dancing in the meadows – 8 June


This weekend is the Meadows Festival so come along and show off what Edinbop are all about with some public dancing and sharing the love with potential new dancers – whatever the weather!

ALL DANCERS ARE WELCOME to take part in a little social dancing – NO PREPARATION NECESSARY!

We’ll play a few tracks to get you set for lindy, balboa and blues – so there will be something for everyone. We’ll be dancing on grass and/or the pavement so you don’t need your best dance shoes!

Meeting point will be 1:45pm on Middle Meadow Walk, on the grass opposite Peter’s Yard. At 2pm, we may move to another spot closeby so don’t be late or you’ll miss us!

We’ll be done by 3pm so you can enjoy the rest of this awesome Festival (and find live bands for MORE dancing!): http://www.meadowsfestival.org/

Join/see any updates here

Social dance with live band this Saturday!


As part of the excellent Ali and Katja weekend  – more info here  

…we’re hosting a social dance with Maid of the Forth Stompers.

Time 20:00 – 00:00 (Band on from 20:30)

Place:  Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne St, EH4 1JB

Cost: £8 / £5 conc.  If you’re taking one of the weekend classes then its free!

See you there!!!


Ali and Katja Weekend – not to be missed!


Ali and Katja are coming to town!!

10th- 11th May, Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB

Ali and Katja are particuarly special teachers, joining us from Germany.  They previously did a workshop for Edinbop (Swing the Fringe in 2012) and it was one of the best we’ve ever had!

Bookings are open – http://edinbop-aliandkatja.dancecamps.org/booking.php What are you waiting for???!!!

This weekend is bringing three amazing opportunities:

Teach the Teachers  – Ali and Katja are running a 3 hour workshop for the teachers in our dance scene. Book in if you are an existing teacher,

If you are interested in becoming a Lindy-hop teacher please contact us on aliandkatweekend@gmail.com

The teach the teachers pass also includes the dance classes – whoop!!

Intermediate  Lindy class – On Saturday afternoon we have an intermediate dance class with Ali and Katja which is perfect if you have been dancing for a year or so and you want to learn more stuff.

Advanced Lindy Class  – On Sunday morning we have an advanced dance class with Ali and Katja which is perfect if you’ve been dancing for ages. You could do triple steps to really fast songs if the mood took you, and you want to improve the finer points of your dancing

….and of course we have a Saturday Night Dance  with the Maid of the Forth Stompers- also at Stockbridge House.

Saturday night: Times 8pm – midnight.  Social only ticket – £8/£5 concessions on the door.

Check out class timings on the Event page: http://www.edinbop.co.uk/events/ali-and-katja-weekend/