Edinbop’s Winter Cabaret 28th Jan 2015!


Edinbop’s Winter Cabaret is Back 28th Jan! This is always a fun night out and a great way to introduce friends and family to the dance scene. If you have a hidden talent and would like to perform email info@edinbop.co.uk. Anything goes but please keep the acts less than 4 MIN. We’re already looking forward to all the amazing stuff people will be doing this year!

Lindy classes in November with Kat and Piotrek


Coming up this November we have the fabulous Katharina and Piotrek teaching beginners and improvers lindy! Ever seen everyone get up and do a cool routine at the same time? Well, in November you have the chance to learn one. Kat and Piotrek will be teaching the Tranky Doo in the improvers slot over the course of 2 weeks so you can join in too, it’ll great fun!

Lindy Hop & Solo Jazz Class with Paul and Christi


Saturday 4 October is the next monthly ‘not to be missed’ Advanced Lindy class with Paul and Christi.

When: Saturday 4 October, 2-5pm
Where: Calton Centre, Montgomery St (next to Easter Road)
How much: Bargain prices of £6 / £4 students – for the whole 3 hours!

Classes: opens with jazz routine for warm up and introducing new footwork; lindy hop class 1; break; lindy hop class 2

For more info and to keep up to date with future classes, join the Advanced Lindy Classes in Edinburgh Facebook group.

We’re back, baby!


We hope you’ve had a smashing Fringe Festival but for those who’ve been shuffling their feet, desperate to get on to the dancefloor, the time has come! Edinbop is back with a whole new session of classes THIS WEEK.

The Tuesday Night Spoonful brings you blues with Sebastian and the girl so cool, even Iceland couldn’t contain her – Sigga – from 7pm, Tuesday 02 Sept @ The Newsroom (Leith Street). Check out our Facebook group to stay up to date with all things bluesy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/249230535232132/

Wednesday 03 Sept brings you double the goodness with Balboa AND Lindy @ the Counting House from 7pm:

Balboa is back. Every Wednesday from 7pm at the Counting House. September Special: Jason and Toni. It doesn’t get any better.

Shoe Swing returns with special guests, Lee & Seema. Seema says: “Lee and I are looking forward to teaching all you Edinboppers through September. Come along to a great friendly place in Edinburgh to learn your swing skills”

Cabaret 23d July – One week away!


We’re only 7 days away from the last shoeswing before the August break and what better way to go out than a cabaret!

The Summer Cabaret is set to be great fun and an excellent way to get into the festival spirit, so bring your friends and family along for a good time. There are still some places left if you’ve got hidden talents and would like to dazzle, don’t be shy ;).  Just email edinbop@info.co.uk

See you there!


Summer Cabaret 23rd July!


We’re less than two weeks out from cabaret now and it’s set to be a really great night! What better way to get into the festival spirit than some fun acts and lovely dancing.

There is still space available if you have a hidden talent and would like to perform, just email info@edinbop.co.uk.

Edinbop Summer Cabaret 23rd July!


Cabaret is back for a summer edition! Get your acts together and bring friends, family and anyone whose not yet witnessed the spectacle of this brilliant night to the Counting House in July. A great way to get ready for the festival in August!

Share your hidden talents with the most enthusiastic audience you’ll EVER find. And anything goes. Previous performances include dances, songs, live music, stories, juggling, breakdancing…the only rule is that acts are kept short.

So, come find me (Dan) at the Counting House on a Wednesday evening and let me know if you like to do an act on 23rd July, alternatively email info@edinbop.co.uk. Spaces are limited so get in quick!

(Classes will run as normal on the night & social dancing starts at 9pm. The first acts will kick off at about 9.30pm)

Ever wanted to learn Shag (Collegiate!)?


Edinburgh University Swing Dance Society will be starting a beginners’ Collegiate Shag course on Monday evenings from 28 April.
7:15 to 8:00pm in Potterrow Venue, Bristo Square.
All welcome  (just turn up) but please start in Week 1 or 2 of the course.
More info from
http://swing.eusa.ed.ac.uk/ or from the EUSDS Facebook page.

Blues News


Sebastian returns to the Tuesday Night Spoonful, and the onerous task of keeping him in line this month falls to Julie Rodor – it may be “dangerous”! We’ll be at the Newsroom (Leith St) at the regular times of 7pm (Beginners), 8pm (Improvers), and 9-11pm social dancing.

We also have 2 fantastic events on our doorstep in the next few months, with registrations open now!

Livin’ the Blues (May 1-5) – Scotland’s travelling not-for-profit Blues dancing festival is in the jewel of the Highlands in 2014! With spots still available and an incredible and unmissable line up of teachers and attendees, you’d be crazy not to go! Inverness – it’s closer than you think! http://www.livintheblues.co.uk/

Bluez Cruize (July 11-13)This is one blues dance exchange not to be missed! Featuring a couple of boats, live music every night including Dan Nash, amazing parties and more. In it’s third year, organised by the founder Helen Cheney, Leigh Anderson and Erin Maguire, so triple the goodness! It’s a small and brilliant event so book early to avoid disappointment. http://www.bluezcruize.co.uk/


Edinbop’s Big Music Day – 12 April – Bookings now open!


Edinbop are pleased to announce that BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN for the Big Music Day with Glenn Crytzer!

Extra places have been added for the workshop! Book here  http://bigmusicday.dancecamps.org/booking.php


Saturday 12 April 2014 is Edinbop’s Big Music Day:

~ Understanding the music with the one and only Glenn Crytzer; one of the swing scene’s foremost bandleaders (11am-5pm)

“This workshop will give you a foundation in the music, an understanding of the history and different styles, and tools you can use to help you listen more carefully and delve more deeply into the music. Opening up your ears steps your dancing up a level – instantly.” (Glenn)

~ And of course there will be a night of dancing (8pm – late) – featuring for the first time a live BATTLE OF THE BANDS with The New Pheonix Jazz Band vs. The Maid of the Forth Stompers!!! Let’s get our dancing shoes on!~

Workshop + Battle of the Bands Ticket (non-student) – £25
Workshop + Battle of the Bands Ticket (student) – £20
Battle of the Bands Ticket Only (bought in advance) – £12
Battle of the Bands Ticket Only (bought on the door) – £15

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/623722927690624/