From Russia with Love – March 2015

We are sooo excited to be bringing the amazing Ksenia Parkhatskaya to Edinburgh for a weekend of solo authentic jazz, charleston and blues.

Ksenia is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and singer for stage and TV. Her forte is Jazz Dance and Music. With a background in theatre, classical jazz and ballroom, her Swing & Jazz dance style is graceful yet theatrical. She is well known all over the world for her unique Charleston dance style and spectacular dance shows. Fastest feet, rubber legs, snake hips – that’s how people describe Ksenia. Spreading authentic Jazz Era culture Ksenia is well known as an experimenter. Performing with contemporary jazz trios, creating choreographies to bebop she breaks the idea that jazz music after 1940 is non danceable.  As an instructor she has a reputation for her sparkling personality,  inspiring joy for life through dance. Her classes are an ocean of fresh innovative steps, challenging improvisation techniques, strong and subtle body movement work. Ksenia holds solo dancing titles at Swing & Jazz dance events in Europe, and has danced the Charleston on Ukrainian So You Think You Can Dance, Ukraine’s Got Talent.

Check out her performances here and here.

Booking information coming soon but save the date – March 14th & 15th 2015. We can’t wait!

Winter Swing Weekend 2014

Winter Swing Weekend 2014 bookings are now open!  Details of the fabulous teachers, bands, ticket types and prices can be found here. If you just want to go straight to the booking systems, click on the blue DanceCloud button above. We are again using this new system specially created for dance events. You may have already registered with DanceCloud if you attended our History Day in March. If so, you don’t need to re-register, just log in.

In addition to the full weekend of classes with the fabulous Michael Jagger, Evita Arce, Jenny Thomas and Scott Cupit, two bands and three dances, we are offering an EXTRA Monday workshop with Scottie. It was a great success when we did this last year, so we decided to do it again. Click here for more details.

Any problems or queries, just contact us on esdsinfo@gmail.com. We hope to see lots of you in November!

Frankie100 Global Choreography

Here’s the video from Stockbridge House on 22nd May when we did the Frankie100 Global Choreography – Frankie’s Lindy Chorus.

Winter Swing Weekend – Bands

Exciting news! This year we will have not one, but two fabulous bands. King Louis and the Primas will play at our Welcome Dance on the Friday night, whilst the smooth swinging sounds of Alison Affleck and Vieux Carré will help us dance the Saturday night away.

Winter Swing Weekend 2014

Great news! We’re delighted to confirm that the Winter Swing Weekend will be returning again this year. From 7th-9th November, we’re welcoming back Michael and Evita as well as Scottie Cupit, who’ll be teaching this year with the fabulous Jenny Thomas!!

Bookings will open in May and information will shortly be available here and on our Facebook page. Save the dates!!

Winter Swing Weekend 2013 Photos

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Here are some photos from an amazing weekend!  

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Lindy Hop in Edinburgh!

Lindy Hop is the original swing dance from the 1920′s & 1930′s. This dance is teeming all over the world, and the Edinburgh Swing Dance Society (ESDS) is teaching it. Lindy Hop is a very social activity, so chances are you’ll meet many new people and make lots of new friends! Come and check out our classes!

If you have any questions, please write to us here.