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Monday Nights – Shag Takeover

Edinbop is pleased to announce a Collegiate Shag takeover of Monday nights!

For the month of February, Monday nights are being shaken up a little with Collegiate Shag classes from Rebecca, Adam, and Murray – some of the best Shag dancers in Scotland.

Lessons will be flipped around from their usual schedule, meaning that Fundamentals starts at 7pm, and Improvers will begin at 8pm. Improvers will follow on directly from the Fundamentals lesson – meaning anyone who attends the Fundamentals class is welcome to jump in and give it a try.

Venue:

Boteco do Brasil, Lothian Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HB.

Prices:

One dance class – £6 // £5 concessions
Two dance classes – £10 // £8 concessions

Social:

9pm – 10pm, with music suitable for Balboa, Shag, and other fast swing dances.
£3, or included in the price of a class.


Lindy Hop Beginners Workshop – Sign Ups NOW OPEN

Edinbop’s Lindy Hop Beginners Workshop is back!

Learn to dance this classic swing dance over two days,  going from the very basics to social dancing with confidence! This workshop with Ellen and Rob will focus on good fun, good technique and good moves (and at a good price too – £30/£25 concession for 6 hours of lessons!).

Dates: Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 February

Venue: The Counting House, Edinburgh city centre

 

More information can be found on our calendar or Facebook event.

Register here!


Blues Beginners Workshop – Registration now OPEN!

Thinking of a dance-related New Years resolution? This is the perfect opportunity to put it into practice!

Edinbop are running a Blues Beginners Workshop on the 19th January, with the wonderful Jess and Greg teaching the basics of this complex family of dances. Whether you are new to Blues or already confident, this is the perfect opportunity to gain a solid grasp of basics such as connection, and introduce fun to your dancing.

There will also be a party in the evening with live music from Cat Loud.

Find more information on our events calendar.


Christmas Break

Edinbop’s Christmas break starts this week. Balboa and Lindy Hop classes have already finished, and Blues will finish on the 18th December.

All classes and socials will start up again on the week beginning the 7th January.

Merry Christmas to all of our dancers from the Edinbop committee!


The Edinbop Survey is OUT NOW

Find the survey here.

This year, Edinbop is running our big survey. We put out a survey every two years to canvass your opinions on all aspects of how we run – including the weekly lessons (Blues, Balboa, and Lindy Hop), the socials, our teachers, our DJs, weekend events, and much more.

It is really important to us as a committee that we get your feedback. We take your responses into account while planning and running the next two years of dancing. After all, we work for YOU and want to make sure you get what you want/need out of coming along to our lessons and events.

There’s an option to go through the survey just clicking buttons, and this should take no longer than 5 minutes (less if you don’t do all three styles of dance). We have also included several text responses, and it would be fantastic if we received some candid opinions from you regarding the various aspects of Edinbop. If you do wish to comment, it shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes to complete the whole survey.

The survey is totally anonymous, but is vital in dictating how we progress for the next two years. If you have any issues filling the survey in (including making the survey more accessible), please let us know and we can try to resolve any problems.

 


Lindy Hop Beginners Weekend Workshop – Registrations are now open!

Our beginners lindy hop workshop is back!

Date: Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 November 2018

Registrations are now open: https://edinbopbegnov2018.dancecamps.org/booking.php

Ellen & Rob 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:

  • St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry St, Edinburgh

Price:

  • £30 / £25 concession

 

We’ll also be hosting a beginner-friendly tea dance for £3 on Sunday 4 November after the workshop finishes, 3:00pm-5:00pm (included in your ticket if you attend the workshop).

If you’re on Facebook, here’s the event.


Free Outdoor Dancing on Saturday 22nd September!

Edinburgh Lindy Exchange is taking place on the weekend of 21st-23rd September – with attendees from all around Europe coming to our beautiful city to dance – and there’s some free dancing on Saturday 22nd!

Join us on the Mound, right next to the Scottish National Gallery, where we’ll be dancing outdoors to the Tenement Jazz band 1-3pm.

Before this there’s a beginner Lindy Hop class at 12:15pm taught by two of our regular teachers. Want a bit of a brush up before social dancing? Got a friend who wants to give this a try? This is the perfect time!

Check out the Facebook event for the class, and let your friends know that this is happening.

We’d love for you to join us! Let’s hope the weather holds up!


We’re back from our summer break!

Our usual weekly dancing has started up again in September, with our range of foundation and improver dance classes and social dancing. Here’s what we have on:

MONDAYS – Balboa
Boteco Do Brasil, 47 Lothian Street, EH1 1HB
7-8pm Balboa Improvers+
8-9pm Balboa Fundamentals
9-10pm Social dancing

TUESDAYS – Blues
The Newsroom, 5-11 Leith St, EH1 3AT
7-8pm Blues Foundations
8-9pm Blues Improvers+
9-11pm Social dancing

WEDNESDAYS – Lindy Hop
Summerhall, EH9 1PL
7-8pm Lindy Hop Foundations
8-9pm Lindy Hop Improvers+ (plus practice room)
9-11pm Social dancing

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Our classes are always drop-in so you can come along at any time. If you’ve been taking a break over the summer we’re looking forward to having you back, and if you’re new to dancing then we’d love to see you this week!


Summer Break

Edinbop’s regular lessons have finished for the summer to make way for the festival. They will start back up again in the first week of September.

Don’t worry – we’ve got your dancing fix covered in the meantime! We have taken over ESDS’s usual haunt, Stockbridge House, and are putting on weekly lessons on Thursdays nights throughout August, as well as 1.5 hours of social dancing. The lessons will feature a variety of dance styles – please visit our Events page to see what’s on this week, or keep up-to-date with us on Facebook.


Edinbop Swings the Fringe!

Edinbop Swings the Fringe is back for a second year, and this time we’ll be at Stockbridge House/LifeCare Centre (with thanks to our friends at ESDS for loaning us their usual venue).

Every week for the month of August we will have a 1 hour lesson followed by 1.5 hours of social dancing. We will be offering classes in different styles of dance each week, so check out our events page or Facebook to see what we will be covering!

7:30pm-8:30pm: Class
8:30-10:00pm: Social Dancing

Join us!

Please note: our usual weekly classes are taking a break over August and will start back up again in September.