Live music this Thursday with King Louis and the Primas

This Thursday the 20th of April we’ll be learning Frankie Manning’s version of the Shim Sham from 7:30pm!

The Shim Sham was originally created by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant as a tap dance. Frankie adapted it for Lindy Hoppers during the swing revival in the late 1980’s.

This fun dance with funky jazz steps is suitable for all levels and performed on social dance floors around the world so is a really good one to add to your repertoire.

Then from 8:30-10:30, we’ll have social dancing to the wonderful sounds of King Louis and the Primas.

We’ll provide some nibbles, and you can also BYOB.

£4 for students/concessions/members

£5 for non-members



Next beginners term

The next new term for absolute beginners starts on Thursday 27 April 2017.

You don’t need to bring a partner or sign up in advance – just come along on the night!

£4.00 for members, students, and concessions.
£5.00 for non-members.

Classes are at Stockbridge House, 2 Cheyne St, Edinburgh EH4 1JB.

Ali Affleck and Speakeasy Swing

Live music this Thursday with Ali Affleck and Speakeasy Swing!

Ladies and Gents, we’re excited to bring you our first LIVE Band Night of 2017!

From 7:30pm this Thursday the 23rd of February – we’ll have our beginners class as normal, followed by live music from the wonderful Ali Affleck and Speakeasy  Swing from 8:30.

We’ll have nibbles and a few drinks, but you can also BYOB.

£4 for students/concession/members
£5 for non members

Can’t wait to see you strut your stuff!

ESDS Annual General Meeting – Decisions

At the first ESDS Annual General Meeting on 26th January the following people were elected to serve on the 2017 committee.

  • Nick Harrison
  • Rhona Davies
  • Niall Davies
  • Helen Culbert
  • Kate Amann
  • Chris Woodall
  • George Young
  • Valerie McIntosh
  • Miglė Petruškevičiūtė

Kate Amann, Valerie McIntosh and Chris Woodall were elected as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

It was agreed that

  1. the annual fee for Full Membership in 2017 would be £8, and
  2. the charges for Thursday Night classes would be £4 (ESDS Full Members, ESDS Full Life Members and Concessions) and £5 (all others – i.e. Temporary Members).

Also, it was unanimously agreed that the 2016 excess funds of £2,510.30 would be donated to Lifecare (Stockbridge House) as a contribution to the fund for the renovation of the George Young Hall.

The proposed amendments to the ESDS constitution were accepted. The new constitution can be found here: ESDS Constitution (2017-01-26)