Blues and Swing are Black

It’s always important to remember where blues and swing come from, and the ongoing events in the US underline why. Blues and swing dancing are Black American artforms, performed to Black American music. The rhythms, movements, themes and symbolism found throughout these dances are inherently Black American, and cannot and should not be disconnected from… Continue reading Blues and Swing are Black

World Lindy Hop Day!

Today is World Lindy Hop Day (WLHD) which celebrates the history, culture and future of Lindy Hop. The 26th May was the birthday of Frankie Manning, one of the original Savoy dancers who brought Lindy Hop into the spotlight through his performances with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. Frankie was also instrumental in bringing Lindy Hop to… Continue reading World Lindy Hop Day!

Committee Volunteers

Due to the postponement of the Edinbop EGM that was scheduled for 1st April, the Edinbop committee proposes to integrate the people who were planning to run for committee positions on a probationary basis until the EGM can be rescheduled. If you have any objections to the candidates or to this measure being taken, please… Continue reading Committee Volunteers

POSTPONED until TBD: Edinbop’s Annual Cabaret 2020

This event has been postponed with no future date currently set. When Edinbop is able to resume activities, we’ll send out a general announcement via the newsletter and on the Edinbop Facebook groups as well as update this calendar with rescheduled events, including this one. The annual Edinbop Cabaret is back! Are you a singer,… Continue reading POSTPONED until TBD: Edinbop’s Annual Cabaret 2020

Teacher Training Workshop (Lindy Hop) – Sun 10th Nov 2019

Join us for a Teacher Training Workshop at Inch House Community Centre*! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/DZp25k6spgSJPJyj9 £10 for 4 hours of classes looking at what kinds of things you can teach and the best way to get them across to willing students. Everyone is welcome! Find more details here: https://www.edinbop.co.uk/events/teacher-training-workshop-lindy-hop-nov2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2208755159417080/ *Inch House Community Centre… Continue reading Teacher Training Workshop (Lindy Hop) – Sun 10th Nov 2019

Edinbop Int/Adv Workshop: Smooth-style Lindy Hop – Sat 9th Nov 2019

Join us for an intermediate-advanced workshop on smooth-style Lindy Hop at Inch House Community Centre*! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Bh2gexLAhs3WWAcg7 £15 standard / £12 concessions for 4 hours of classes with Ellen & Rob on swing outs, switches, swivels and more! Find more details here: https://www.edinbop.co.uk/events/int-adv-smooth-style-lindy-hop-workshop-nov2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2524707284317065/ *Inch House Community Centre may show up as Inch… Continue reading Edinbop Int/Adv Workshop: Smooth-style Lindy Hop – Sat 9th Nov 2019

Edinbop 2019 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Edinbop is your chance to find out what’s been going on behind the scenes for the past year and vote on next year’s Committee members. Several of our current committee members will be leaving the committee, and we are looking forward to welcoming some fresh faces to join us! We… Continue reading Edinbop 2019 AGM

First Bluesdays

The Edinbop blues team are starting a new trend- First Bluesdays! The first Tuesday of every month, instead of our usual classes, we have one two-part class. In the first part (7-8pm) we’ll learn some of the building blocks of blues dancing and in the second part (8-9pm) we’ll combine and apply them in new… Continue reading First Bluesdays

Sweet Swing: November 2019

St. Andrew’s weekend 2019- 30 November & 01 December Edinbop’s Slow Balboa Workshop is Back! This time with classes from Deirdre & Luciën of Slowfeet Studio, Rotterdam. Checkout the event for further details! Registration is now open on Dancecloud.