Balboa News

2016 classes start dates

With our last classes of 2015 taking place on 8th December (Blues) and 9th December (Lindy Hop and Balboa), we’re all looking forward to a break over Christmas.  But we know that you’re all itching to find out when we start back too.

Blues – Tuesday 12th January 2016 at The Newsroom

Lindy Hop – Wednesday 6th January 2016 at the Counting House

Balboa – Wednesday 6th January 2016 at the Counting House

We hope to see everyone there!


Edinbop AGM 2015

Solo jazz, Edinbop AGM and live music!

For our last class of 2016, we’ve got a real treat!

Instead of Beginners Lindy Hop, the lovely Anne and Vlad are running a one-off solo jazz class from 7pm on Wednesday 9 December, at the Counting House, Edinburgh. This will be suitable for all levels.

After that, it’s the Edinbop AGM – this is your chance find out what’s been going onbehind the scenes for the past year and vote on next year’s Committee members.

From 9pm, it’s social dancing with live music from Rianna and the Hops (formerly known as the Foo Birds)!

We hope to see you there! Let us know if you’re coming on the Facebook event.


Edinbop Winter Cabaret – 27 January 2016

Edinbop’s Winter Cabaret is back on the 27th 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 (dancing, singing, comedy, plate spinning – ANYTHING!) but please keep your act less than 3 MIN. We’re already looking forward to all the amazing stuff people will be doing this year!


Edinbop Beginners Weekends for Balboa and Lindy Hop

Through the autumn Edinbop is offering you the opportunity to learn to dance. So for those of you who want take your first steps on the dancefloor, or are tempted to learn something new, you’re in luck! We’ve got, not one, but TWO Beginners Weekends coming up!

It’s only £25 for each weekend (£20 for students) and, to sweeten the deal even more, if you book for both, you get a £5 discount on each!!

So tell your friends, family, colleagues and partners and register today!

For more about the Lindy Hop Beginners Weekend on Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th October check out the Facebook page.

and sign up here!

And for more about the Balboa Beginners Weekend on Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd November check out this Facebook page.

and sign up here!


Balboa Fundamentals – come get your shuffle on!

Starting on 7th October and running through to the end of November is a new block of Balboa Fundamentals classes suitable for total beginners as well as people who have been coming for a while!

As usual, these start at 8pm with an hour of class.

The two month block will be progressive and students are encouraged to start in the first week of October and come to classes consecutively to allow everyone to build on what they learn. Please note, complete beginners must start in the first two weeks of the course.

Classes will be taught by Kym and Terssa in October, with Carsten and Sarah in November.

Check out Mickey and Kelly for inspiration.


Edinburgh Balboa Weekend 2016

The Edinburgh Balboa Weekend 2015 was a great success, so there’s nothing more to it than do it all over again so we are delighted to announce that Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault will be back for the Edinburgh Balboa Weekend 2016!

Bookings are now open! Register Here

The weekend will be in February this time around and run from 19-21st of February and includes:
– Intermediate level and above workshops, with Mickey and Kelly, on the Saturday and Sunday. As in 2015 we will have an additional Advanced level class on the Sunday morning.
– Improvers level workshop with Christie Rankin and Jason Roseweir on the Saturday.
– Social dances: Friday Welcome Party. Saturday Dance with live music from Havana Swing. Then the Sunday Tea Dance to wrap things up .

More details at the event’s facebook page


Weekly classes return in September

Just a reminder that, due to our venues being used for the Fringe Festival, the regular Tuesday Night Spoonful weekly Blues classes will return on Tuesday 1 September and we’ll be back with Shoe Swing at the Counting House on Wednesday 2 September.

For those of you still in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival, keep an eye on the Facebook groups for last minute updates and dancing opportunities.

Thanks to dance enthusiasts Ellen and Rob, we’ll be at Inch Park Community Sports Club, 227 Gilmerton Road, EH16 5UD for some dancing fun from 6:30pm on Wednesday 5 August. It’s only £3 for hours of dancing, so come along!
More details are available on Facebook.

See you again in September!


Balboa Fundamentals – come get your shuffle on!

During June and July, we will be running a new block of Balboa Fundamentals classes!

As usual, these start at 8pm with a 15 minute warmup to give the lindy beginners time to change rooms, followed by an hour of class. The material is suitable for total beginners as well as people who have been coming for a while. The two month block will be progressive and students are encouraged to start in the first week of June and come to classes consecutively to allow everyone to build on what they learn.

Classes will be taught by Jason and Toni in June, with Carsten and Sarah in July.

Check out this clip of Mickey and Kelly from the Edinburgh Balboa Weekend earlier this year for inspiration.


Summer’s coming…. and maybe some outdoor dancing…

There’s nothing better than putting on your Sunday best and swinging out in the sunshine! With our lovely Scottish weather, it’s not something we can plan in advance so keep an eye on our Facebook page for last minute opportunities!