Ever been to a dance workshop and by Sunday you just want to hang out, listen to a little live music, eat cake and dance the afternoon away..? Well, your friends at Edinbop are here to help.
For the ultimate chilled out blues weekend; take one sunny* summer weekend, two international teachers, and three inviting dance spaces. Combine with a whole lot of dancers and gently beat together to the rhythm of the blues. Allow to relax for the weekend, top with a generous “Sunday Session”, a sprinkling of live music, and serve.
(* This is Scotland; sunshine not guaranteed!!)
Annette Kühnle and Carter Holloran have been bringing joy and energy to blues dance floors around Europe for years. Sharing a love of blues music and the simple joy of movement, this dynamic duo is passionate about sharing it all, and helping you to bring out your inner awesome.
Annette hails from Heidelberg, Germany and is one of Europe’s most prominent proselytisers of blues dance as a teacher, competitor, social dancer, DJ and organiser. Her love of teaching and dancing are infectious and if you’ve travelled for blues, you probably already knew that!
Carter grew up in the USA but now lives London, where he teaches regularly and is a proud member of Blues Revolution. He’s been dancing something called “blues” for 10 years and has studied music for 20. This depth of experience informs his teaching, which emphasises musicality, connection and – most importantly – fun!
- Friday 9pm-midnight: Welcome Party @ Old St Pauls
- Saturday 11-6pm: Annette & Carter workshops @ Old St Pauls
- Saturday 9pm-4am: Late night social and midnight munchies @ The Halls, Leith
- Sunday Session 1pm-6pm: afternoon chill-out, socialising and practice with live music and cake @ Christchurch Morningside. There will also be a dedicated space for private lessons with Annette & Carter.
PRICES & BOOKING:
Workshop and all socials: £45 – students
Workshop and all socials: £50 –non- students
The workshop is for everyone at Improver level and above, and there’s no need to book with a partner (unless the numbers become too uneven, in which case we start a waiting list).
Everyone is welcome at the social dances and you can pay on the door (Friday £3; Saturday £6).
Bookings are now open!
There won’t be any official hosting through Edinbop but feel free to post on the facebook event page to find a friendly Edinburgh host.
A recipe guaranteed to whisk away those Monday blues and leave you with a smile on your face all week….