Lindy Hop News

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.


Edinbop swings the fringe

Hey folks!
Now normally we are out with no dancing during August. However, this year we are going to be dancing on Mondays in the basement at Boteco Do Brazil (brazilian place across from Bristo Square).
We have a program of taster classes of four different dance styles and social dancing, a different one every week!

All for only £5 for the taster+social or £3 social only

7th of August: Balboa Week
Balboa taster 7-8pm
Fast swing social 8-10pm

14th of August: Blues Week
Blues taster 7-8pm
Blues social 8-10pm

21st of August: Shag Week with visiting teacher Aila Floyd!
Shag taster 7-8pm
Fast swing social into blues 8-late (wooo!)

28th of August: Lindy hop Week
Lindy hop taster 7-8pm
Fast swing social 8-10pm

NB: The fast swing socials welcome all swing dancing that’s happy with the faster tempos, balboa, shag, charleston even fast lindy if your floorcraft is excellent


Important – Temporary Venue Change for Lindy Classes

The Science Festival is taking over Summerhall soon (boo for inconvenience/yay for science) so we’re moving venues for three weeks!

Our new dancing home is the Eric Liddell Centre and we’ll be there on the following dates:
– Wednesday 29th March
– Wednesday 5th April
– Wednesday 12th April

There will also be a change in times during these weeks. We’ll be having a single class 7-8pm, then social dancing 8-9:15pm (ish). The class will be either for beginners or for all levels, we’ll get info up about that up for each week.

Please note: we are still at Summerhall this week! Please do not turn up to Eric Liddell 168 hours early!


Lindy hop classes back this week

Christmas break is over now and we return this Wednesday the 4th at Summerhall for the usual classes and social dances. Join us to kick start your new year.

 

Stay turned for Blues and Balboa classes – they are starting back next week:

Blues classes and The Tuesday Night Spoonful are back from the Tuesday 10th January

Balboa classes at The Monday Shuffle is back in the new year at our new venue Boteco Do Brasil from Monday 9th January.


Christmas Break

Merry Christmas everyone! We are now on a our christmas break from classes – but never fear we will back and swinging in the new year.

Lindy hop and Shoe Swing social starts back up again – Wednesday 4th January.

Blues classes and The Tuesday Night Spoonful are back from the Tuesday 10th January

Balboa classes at The Monday Shuffle is back in the new year at our new venue Boteco Do Brasil from Monday 9th January.

 


Edinbop AGM 2016

On Wednesday 30 November, we’re holding the Edinbop AGM at Summerhall in Edinburgh.

What is the AGM?

The AGM is your chance to find out what’s been going on behind the scenes for the past year, have your say about what you want to see in the Edinburgh’s swing dancing scene next year, and vote on next year’s Committee members.

The exact timing of the night is still TBC, but last year the AGM was a record-breaking 30 minutes thanks to Edinbop Chair Sigga’s incredible skills! Social dancing will follow as usual.

Give your views

We’re currently running a survey to find out more about our dancers and what it is you want to see in the scene throughout 2017 – results will be shared at the AGM.

To complete the survey, please visit: http://www.sogosurvey.com/k/RQsSPPTTsSsPsPsP

Volunteer or join the Committee

Whether you’ve only just fallen in love with swing dancing or are a veteran in the scene, we need your ideas, opinions and skills to help Edinburgh’s scene swinging.

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for specific events or, if you have more time to dedicate, you could join the Committee.

Roles on the Edinbop Committee include:
– Management Committee (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary)
– Teacher Coordinators
– DJ Coordinators
– Newsletter Coordinators
– Event Coordinators

If you’re curious and want to find out more, to nominate yourself or another person, or to register yourself as a volunteer for events, please send us an email: info@edinbop.co.uk.

All nominations for the Committee must be received by Monday 28 November.

New Committee Members will be elected at the AGM.

On the night

Just bring yourself and your dance shoes! Let us know if you’re coming on the Facebook event page.

We hope to see you there!


Classes on hold during August

Don’t forget – all our classes and social dancing are on hold during the Fringe Festival, when all our usual venues are taken over for fantastic performances from all over the world.

We’ll be back in September on the following dates:

  • Blues: Tuesday 6 September
  • Book Shop Lindy Hop: Tuesday 6 September
  • Lindy Hop: Wednesday 7 September
  • Balboa: TBC

But if you can’t last the month without the chance to dance, don’t worry! We’re adding a few more dancing opportunities to our calendar, so keep an eye on then Calendar and our Facebook group for dancing throughout August.


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.