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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.


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).


Winter Cabaret 2018

Tonight is the night you’ve all been waiting for…the annual Winter Cabaret!

Join us for an evening of talented and eccentric acts, which in the past have included:

  • The Kate Bush Drag Act
  • A Cello Duet of the Ultimate Movie themes
  • The Robot Shim Sham

The Cabaret is in addition to the usual night of classes and plenty of social dancing, so come along to enjoy the show and cheer on your favourite performers.

 

7 – 8pm: Foundations class 

8 – 9pm: Improvers+ class 

£6/£5 concession for one class or £10/£8 concessions for two.

 

9 – 11pm: Social Dancing and Cabaret 

Only £3 entry, or including with any class tickets!


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.


Edinburgh Summer Shuffle bookings open

***BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN***

Featuring Rudi & Tiph, two amazing Balboa dancers and teachers all the way from Austria, the Edinburgh Summer Shuffle will be an intermediate level workshop, a real mid-summer treat.  Join us for a weekend of Balboa learning and dancing, with music and fun!  We’ll have a Friday welcome dance, 8 hours of classes over the weekend.  A big Saturday evening social and a Sunday tea dance with delicious cakes and tea! (And maybe more dancing too).

The workshop costs £80 (concessions £70) for the whole weekend, including classes and all parties.  We will have a limited number of party-only passes for £15 (concessions £12).

Register here: http://shuffle17.dancecamps.org/booking.php


Edinburgh Summer Shuffle – save the date

We’re very happy to bring Rudi and Tiph two amazing balboa teachers and dancers all the way over from Austria to Edinburgh on the 16-18th of June

It will be a nice mid-summer treat to join us for a weekend of balboa, learning, dancing, music and fun!

We’ll have a Friday welcome dance, 8 hours of classes over the weekend. A big saturday social and a sunday tea dance with delicious cakes and tea! (maybe some dancing too)

More information, including when registrations open coming soon so watch this space!