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Don’t stop shufflin’!

We hope you all had an awesome time at the Edinburgh Balboa Weekend and that you’ll be heading to the next Balboa Brunch on Saturday 21 February at the Wash Bar to practice your new moves!

Our fantastic local Balboa teacher, Jason Roseweir, caught Mickey & Kelly’s amazing demo dance in this video from the Saturday night, featuring the wonderful Rose Room:

Thank you to all our inspirational teachers (Mickey, Kelly, Jason and Christi) and to everyone who volunteered their time to help make the weekend a great success!
If you have any specific feedback on the big weekend event, or would be interested in helping out with organising any future Balboa events, please do let us know by emailing info@edinbop.co.uk.

Our neighbours at Caledonian Balboa have also just opened bookings for the Edinburgh Balboa Exchange, Friday 8 – Sunday 10 May! Places are going fast, so book quickly and take advantage of the early bird discount (ends Monday 23 February).

Keep on shufflin’!


Balboa, Balboa, Balboa

Everyone’s talking about Balboa at the start of this year!

If you hadn’t already heard, we’ve got FREE beginners classes in Balboa throughout January (8pm on Wednesdays at the Counting House) in the run up to the Edinburgh Balboa Weekend with international Balboa teachers Mickey and Kelly at the end of the month.

It’s not too late to register for the big event, but if you’ve already got daytime plans, why not come along to the three social dances at Stockbridge House, Cheyne Street, EH4 1JB?

  • Welcome Dance
    Friday 30 January, from 8:30pm – late, only £5 entrance
  • Main Social Dance
    Saturday 31 January, from 8pm – late, £10 entrance
  • Tea Dance
    Sunday 1 February, from 3:30 – 5pm, £3 entrance

Special bargain price of £15 if you attend all three socials! Just pay on the door for any of the social dances.

And if that’s not enough Balboa for you, there’s the wonderful Balboa Brunch on Saturday 21 February so you can continue practicing all your new moves from Mickey and Kelly.

See you shufflin’ on the dancefloor!


Edinbop AGM and New Committee

Merry Christmas to you all!

We hope you’re enjoying the festive season and would like to thank everyone who came along to the AGM on Wednesday 10 December! We got lots of feedback from people and we hope to take forward lots of your ideas in the New Year.

If you couldn’t make it to the AGM but would like to give feedback or share ideas, please fill out the survey – it’s open until Thursday 1 January 2015.

Documents from the AGM are available for you to view:

We also now have a new Edinbop committee for 2015:

Sigridur Vala Gunnarsdottir
Leigh Anderson
Bryony Jackson
Martyn Tunstall
Rachel Ryan
Nina Schildhauer
Katharina Rueberg

We’d like to give a massive thanks again to Alison (Ali) Jeffrey, Daniel Rodger, Sebastian Sandoval Similä, Anna Plant, and Jack Lavender who stepped down this year. They’ve been a fantastic influence on the Edinburgh dance scene during their time on the committee.


Christmas Break

We hope you’re all enjoying the Christmas cheer that this month brings with it! A reminder that we’ll be breaking for the festive season – Tuesday 9 December is the last Tuesday Night Spoonful and and Wednesday 10 December (our AGM night) is the last nights Wednesday Night Shoeswing of 2015.

But don’t worry! Blues will be back on Tuesday 6 January and Shoeswing returns on Wednesday 7 January.

Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook group for any info about other dance events throughout December.
Hope to see you all on the dancefloor! Happy holiadys!


We’re looking for your feedback!

In the run-up to the AGM on Wednesday 10 December, we’d really appreciate it if you could spend just a few minutes to complete this survey on our classes, socials, and events – your feedback will help to shape Edinbop’s plan for 2015, so don’t miss this chance to let us know what you want to see in the scene!

More information about the AGM is available on our website.


Shoe Swing Christmas Special and AGM

On Wednesday 10 December, it’s our very special Christmas Shoe Swing – we’ve got an awesome night planned with live music from Alison Affleck as part of our AGM, at no extra cost!

As some of our lovely Committee members are stepping down, we’re looking for the most enthusiastic members of the Edinbop community to come forward. Do you have great ideas for swing dancing events in Edinbop that you want to see become a reality? Want to increase our public engagement, help build our new website, provide more opportunities for live music, or just keen to get involved with the day-to-day running of Edinbop? Join the Committee, and you can make it happen! Email info@edinbop.co.uk for more details.

Classes will run as normal from 7pm – 9pm, followed by the AGM, live music and social dancing.


Edinburgh Balboa Weekend 2015 – Bookings now Open

Bookings now open

We are delighted to announce that Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault will be back for the Edinburgh Balboa Weekend 2015!

The weekend will run from 30th Jan to 1st Feb 2015 and includes:
– Intermediate level and above workshops, with Mickey and Kelly, on the Saturday and Sunday. As in 2014 we will have an additional Advanced level class on the Sunday morning.
– Improvers level workshop with local teachers on the Saturday.
– Social dances: Friday Welcome Party. Saturday Dance with live music from the Rose Room. Then the Sunday Tea Dance to wrap things up .

Sign up now. Don’t miss an awesome weekend!

More details here or at the event’s facebook page


Edinbop AGM & Committee Nominations

Do you have great ideas for swing dancing events in Edinbop that you want to see become a reality? Want to increase our public engagement, help build our new website, provide more opportunities for live music, or just keen to get involved with the day-to-day running of Edinbop?
Join the Committee, and you can make it happen!

We’re preparing for our AGM in December, so we’re looking for the most enthusiastic members of the Edinbop community to come forward.

Maybe you want to gain experience in running events, or perhaps you have skills in finance or design that could support the Edinbop community? If you know someone who’s interested in joining the Committee or want more details on how to get involved, email info@edinbop.co.uk.

Edinbop will be subsidising the event to encourage you to come to the AGM – more details on the December event to follow soon…


Steve and Chanzie are coming to Glasgow!

The fabulous Stephen Sayer and Chanzie Roettig are coming all the way from the USA to our neighbouring scene in Glasgow to teach a weekend of collegiate shag and lindy hop!

Hosting for out of towners can be arranged with friendly Glaswegian dancers, so why not take a trip for a weekend of dancing in the West?

Book your place via DanceCloud: https://glasgowlindy.dancecloud.com/#/events/6621

Saturday will feature a four hour progressive workshop, introducing shag fundamentals – Steve and Chanzie style! Sunday will focus on Steve and Chanzie’s Hollywood style lindy hop. There is also the Glasgow vintage dance event, Cake Hop, on the Saturday night, in the same venue as the weekend classes, Partick Burgh Halls.

Prices
Saturday all day – £40
Saturday Class 1 Fundamentals only – £20
Sunday all day – £40
Sunday Class 1 Fundamentals only – £20
Full weekend (all classes plus Cake Hop social on Saturday night): £70

For more info, check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/820128261366282/


Lindy Hop with Sigga and Helios PLUS live music night!

Shoeswing brings you a very international line-up for October’s lindy classes with Sigga and Helios! Head on down to the Counting House for 7pm (Beginners), 8pm (Improvers) and 9-11.30pm social dancing every Wednesday.

 

PLUS put a little extra swing in your step with our live music special on the 22nd October:

From the The Gramophone Jass Band and the mighty Foo Birds, four very talented musicians – Dan, Alex, Joe and Charlie – will be playing awesome swing tunes for our dancing pleasure.