Lindy Hop News

Edinburgh Leith Festival 2018 – We Dance in Leith

On the evening of Saturday 9 June Edinbop will be taking part in We Dance in Leith as part of Edinburgh Leith Festival 2018

Some of our dancers will be performing alongside other local groups, showcasing the cultural diversity of Scotland’s dancers, and there’s going to be a mini swing dance taster!

Come along for a fun evening of entertainment that promotes and supports the local artistic and music scene. And if you have friends who you think might be interested in trying lindy hop then this would be a great way to show them how fun it is!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/446603949102881/


Lindy Hop Beginners Weekend Workshop – Registrations Now Open!

Event details: Lindy Hop Beginners Weekend Workshop – June 2018

Registrations for our next Lindy Hop Beginners Weekend Workshop on are now open!

Are you brand new to the dance or been dancing for a few weeks and want to get all the fundamentals down? Or have you learned one role and want to try the other? This workshop is for you!

We’ve built this workshop around what we think are the most useful things to learn and practice for the social dancefloor. Over the weekend we’ll cover the foundational concepts and moves that, one you’ve got them safely in your muscle memory, will give you plenty to do when social dancing straight away as well as set you up to learn some of the more complex and fancier things in the future.

Come and learn with us!

When: Saturday 30 June – Sunday 1 July
Where: Crags Leisure Centre on Saturday, Wash Bar on Sunday
Price: £30 standard/£25 concession for 6 hours of lessons

Register here: https://edinbopbegjun2018.dancecamps.org/booking.php


Wednesdays Back at Summerhall

From tomorrow night (25th April) we will be back at our usual venue of Summerhall.

 

Classes are as normal:

7pm – 8pm – Foundations

8pm – 9pm – Improvers+

9pm – 11pm – Social dancing

 

Come join us for a boogie – no partner required!


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.


There’s ‘snow’ dancing tonight! Classes and social cancelled.

Sorry folks!

Due to the recent upgrade of weather conditions to a red warning, we on the committee have taken the decision to cancel tonight’s (28/02/18) classes and social dancing. We appreciate this might be disappointing, however as official government guidance is not to travel, we do not want to risk anyone getting into trouble getting to Summerhall, or getting stranded there overnight!

We expect to be back on next week as usual.


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).


Christmas Break… returning in 2018

We are now on a Christmas break for classes and socials but don’t worry we will back and swinging in the new year.

Classes and social dancing will return in January  – that’s Monday 15th for Balboa, Tuesday 9th for Blues and Wednesday 11th  for Lindy Hop.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for confirmed 2018 start dates, and for any dancing opportunities over the holidays.


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