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On this date – June 19th – in 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War in the United States had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was finally bringing the whole of the US in line with the Emancipation Proclamation, enacted 2.5 years beforehand. The following… Continue reading Juneteenth

World Lindy Hop Day 2021!

This Wednesday is World Lindy Hop Day (WLHD), a day where we celebrate the history, culture, and the future of Lindy Hop on an international scale.  The 26th of May was Frankie Manning’s birthday. As one of the original Savoy dancers who helped to bring Lindy Hop into the spotlight, Frankie helped form the dance… Continue reading World Lindy Hop Day 2021!

AGM 2020 – The Conclusion

Our virtual AGM process is complete! Iris and Suzy have been re-elected and all proposed amendments to the Constitution were accepted. For further information about Edinbop over the last year, see the “minutes” of this year’s virtual AGM here or a list of all the AGM documents on the AGM page. Thank you for participating;… Continue reading AGM 2020 – The Conclusion

AGM 2020 – How It Works

The time for Edinbop’s Annual General Meeting is coming up, but this year we’re doing things a little differently: In keeping with our previous announcement, the whole process is going virtual. (A big surprise, we know!) What that means is that we’ll put up the usual information you’d hear at the AGM — reports from… Continue reading AGM 2020 – How It Works

Only Virtual Events for 2020

TL;DR: Edinbop activities are still suspended; send us all the virtual class/concert links; we miss you. By now we’re sure many of you have seen the recent COVID-19 announcement by the First Minister and you may have noticed that indoor sports and activities (like dance classes) are currently able to be held as long as… Continue reading Only Virtual Events for 2020

New Committee Members

Following our recent online EGM, the Edinbop committee is pleased to welcome Carsten, David, Kym, and Mhairi onto the committee. We’re excited to have them on board, and we’re looking forward to working together to nurture our community and develop Edinbop’s future plans. We unfortunately won’t get to hold the traditional post-EGM snowball for our… Continue reading New Committee Members


Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Why this date? Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Declaration freeing all slaves in the Confederacy took effect on the 1st of January 1863, it took until June 19th in 1865 for slaves in Galveston, Texas, to hear the news from Union soldiers. Not… Continue reading Juneteenth