The Joys of Swing

Band Night with The Joys of Swing

Our next band night to celebrate the end of another successful term. This time with jazz routine ‘Mama’s Stew’, an all-levels class, from 7.30-8.30pm (approx), followed by a special dance demo, (exciting!) then social dancing till 10.45pm with The Joys of Swing. And all this for £7/£6 concessions. Come along and join the throng!

ESDS WSW front

Winter Swing Weekend 2016

Join us from 25th to 27th November 2016 for our big 20th birthday Winter Swing Weekend! It’s a special occasion, so we have not two, but three sets of international teachers! They’ve all previously been to Edinburgh, teaching for ESDS, and they’re so fabulous that we’ve invited them back.

So, welcome Evita Arce, Michael Jagger, Jenny Thomas, Scott Cupit and Anne-Hélène and Bernard Cavasa. These six teachers are top-notch brilliant and they’re coming to Edinburgh to teach classes at three different Lindy Hop levels as well as extra classes in balboa, blues, charleston and jazz!!!! Yaaaay!!!! You’ll find out more on our Winter Swing Weekend events page.

This is going to be an extra-special weekend to remember, so make sure that the date is in your diary now!



Frankie Month

Frankie Manning’s birthday is May 26th but his birthdays never could be contained to just a single day of celebration. The Frankie Manning Foundation promotes activities in the entire month of May in honour of Frankie’s contributions to lindy hop and his positive spirit. Check out the Frankie Manning Foundation website.

They’ve got a map showing where events are happening around the world – and we’re on it!


ESDS Technique and Connection Workshops

If you’ve been dancing for a year or more and want to take your partnered dancing to the next level, these are the workshops for you. A chance to work more intensively on your Lindy Hop technique, connection and styling. You should have a good grasp of the basics and be keen to get up on the social dance floor with a variety of partners. Each workshop will have a different theme and will include exercises, drills, personal feedback, and will help you identify areas of your dancing to work on afterwards. A series of monthly workshops, focussing on your partnered connection and core Lindy Hop technique.

  • Saturday 23rd April, 2016 (4-6pm)
  • Friday 6th May (7:30-9pm)
  • Friday 10th June (7:30-9pm)
  • Friday 8th July (7.30-9pm)

Cost: £6 (£5 concessions) per person per workshop.

Venue: North Merchiston Club, 48 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1EP, United Kingdom.

Email on to register and for more information.

Term Dates

Just to let everyone know that the next new term suitable for absolute beginners will start on 9th June 2016. Find more information on the classes page.