Home & Away – dancing events near & not so near

July 2013: Big Bluesy Spoonful with Annette & Carter, Edinburgh
August 2013: Solo Jazz with Fatima Teffahi, Edinburgh
September 2013: Balboa Gathering, Newcastle
November 2013: Viking Swing, Edinburgh
November 2013: Winter Swing Weekend, Edinburgh
January 2014: DJam, Durham

August 2013: Hamburg Lindy Exchange
October 2013: Berlin Blues Explosion
October 2013: LindyShock, Budapest
November 2013: Dragon Swing, Kraków, Poland
December 2013: The AWESOME Snowball in Sweden





Edinburgh Jazz Festival

We’re in for a real treat this summer. From 19th – 28th July the city will be filled with jazz, blues and of course, much dancing!

There are some terrific bands playing this year and there’s already talk on the Edinbop facebook page with folks planning to dance their way through the festival. We wholeheartedly recommend seeing this lot for starters:
(Dance space may be limited in some venues)

Shirt Tail Stompers:

Solo Jazz with Shell & Tim

Hooray! Shell & Tim will be running more of their awesome solo jazz classes in the final week of May.

On Wednesday 29th at the Counting House.
Beginners at 7pm, Improvers at 8pm. Don’t miss it!

Friday 3rd May – Stompin’ at the Summerhall

Oh lucky lucky us – we are very excited to announce that Summerhall are launching a monthly live band night: “Stompin’ at the Summerhall”.

The first gig is on Friday 3rd May, so let’s ALL go and dance our socks off. Nothing beats dancing to live music, and this is a night not to be missed.

The line up in May looks cracking – the superb Dixie 6 are playing, as well as the fabulous Vieux Carre. Tickets are only £7 for the night and can be bought online here:

And check the facebook event for further details and updates. Thank you Summerhall!

April Lindy Hop & Balboa Classes

This month, Sebastian and Julia will be teaching Lindy Hop classes in the main room at the Counting House. As usual, the beginners class runs from 7pm until 8pm, and improvers class from 8pm until 9pm.

Similarly, Carsten and Teresa are teaching Balboa classes in the smaller room, and in the final week of April, Teresa will be teaching with Toni. Come get your shuffle on.

And social dancing for everyone starts at 9pm with the fabulous Lenny Love and our weekly guest DJ.

New committee members

Thanks to everyone that came along to our AGM.

Unfortunately two of our current committee members are stepping down: Catherine and Kim. Thanks so much for all their hard work over the last years.

We are pleased to announce we 3 new committee members:

– Jack Lavender

– Anna Plant

– Bryony Jackson

Congratulations and thanks for volunteering!

Christmas Break

The last night at the Counting House before Christmas break will be Wednesday 19th December and to celebrate the festive season there will be a christmassy theme! Dust off your christmas jumpers (a la Cameron Baillie) and novelty hats, and come on down for some mince pies and a jolly rockin’ time!

We’ll be back on the 9th January and you might want to put your thinking caps on for the 2013 Edinbop Cabaret at the end of January. Get in touch with Sarah Bax to register.