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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.


Edinbop presents: Swing Dancing on Clean Air Day

For Clean Air Day, the eastern section of George Street will be closed for a range of activities for most of Thursday 21st and some of Friday 22nd, and Edinbop have a slot for dancing 6-8pm on Thursday evening!

Absolutely anyone can turn up and join in. We’ll be running a short Lindy Hop lesson at 7pm for anyone who’d like to try it out, so even if you’ve never done it before you can come and have a go!

For more info, check out the Facebook event.


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


Summer Swing Smorgasbord

For the whole month of June we are going to be mixing it up in the Monday Balboa slot with an array of taster classes exploring Bal’s closest dance relatives.

On the 4th June we will be slowing it way down to do some Laminu with Jamie and Katie, of EUSDS fame will be guiding us through this close hold dance.

On the 11th June we will be kicking it up a notch with Becca and Adam putting us through our paces in St. Louis Shag.

On the 18th June, Finn and Christine will be giving us a crash course in Peabody (hopefully featuring no actual crashes).

And on 25th June, Jamie and Katie will be back to introduce us to Bal-trot (at 7pm) and Swing Walk (at 8pm).  Please note, some experience of balboa basics and come-arounds is recommended for Bal-trot, but no experience required for Swing Walk!

Each will be a two hour class (7-9pm) at our usual venue (Boteco do Brasil), followed by an hour of social dancing with a mix of music.  As usual, no partner or experience required (except for Bal-trot), but bring your friends anyway.

 


World Lindy Hop Day

Come and celebrate World Lindy Hop Day with us!

The 26th May is our annual celebration of this wonderful dance, this date chosen because it was the birthday of one of the founders of the dance – Frankie Manning. And this year it falls on a Saturday!

We’ll be dancing outside (weather permitting…) at the Food + Flea Market on New Street. There will be a range of food and drink stalls, feel free to stop by for a few minutes or the whole afternoon.

All dancing is totally free!

See the Facebook event or our events calendar for further information.

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Before this, Ellen & Rob will be running their Social Dancing Confidence workshop all about taking some of the stress out of dancing.

Venue tbc.

Up-to-date details can be found on the Facebook event.


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!


Wednesdays at Lauriston Hall

From the 28th March to the 18th April, our weekly Wednesday Lindy Hop lessons will move to Lauriston Hall to make way for the Science Festival at Summerhall.

Location: Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ

Classes  will be running at their usual times:

7pm-8pm – Foundations

8pm-9pm – Improvers+

9pm-11pm – Social Dancing

 

In addition, for our first night in Lauriston Hall we have live music from Ali Affleck and Bedlam Swing! Come along and get grooving.

 

We will return to Summerhall from the 25th April.


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.