Just a quick Thank You to everyone who attended our recent AGM, and everyone who supported the OpenStreets event on Sunday – the weather stayed pretty good, despite how it had looked early in the day!
The AGM is a chance to reflect on the society’s activities this past year and elect our 2020 Committee who will take the society forward!
The AGM will be held in the room upstairs and should only last about 15 minutes. Social dancing will go ahead as normal at 9:15pm in the main hall.
As per our constitution, only those who have held membership this past year are eligible for nomination. The AGM cannot be attended by non-members.
It is not compulsory for committee members to attend every Thursday, but we encourage committee members to do so as much as possible so that we are on hand where help is needed.
Please be aware of MAJOR roadworks affecting the Stockbridge area – effectively closing the bridge, with diversions via the Botanics. Please allow extra time for travel and parking. https://www.sgn.co.uk/our-gas-works/major-planned-projects/raeburn-place-area-edinburgh
Let us Swing! Let us Swing! Let us Swing!
On Thursday December 12th, please join us for our Christmas Social with live music from King Louis and the Primas. On that night we won’t be running any classes. We will have a DJ from 7.30pm nicely warming you up for the band on stage at 8pm.
Tickets are available on the night at £8 for members and concessions, £10 for non-members.
BYOB and we’ll provide the snacks.
Dress Code (optional): festive sparkle!
When we return on Thursday 9 January 2020 we will be piloting changes to our Thursday night structure as follows:
7:15-8:10pm: Technique and Core Moves – replacing Level 2 and at an earlier start time. Dancers are encouraged to stay and work on refining basics or learn new moves after this class.
8:15-9:10pm: Fundamentals Eight Beat and Fundamentals C/S (Charleston/Six Beat) – replacing Level 1 and at a later start time. These will rotate per term.
8:15-9:10pm: Advanced styling and Improvisation – replacing Level 3 and at a later start time.
9:15-10:15pm: Social dancing – a later start time but extended social.
Why is this happening?
We have received feedback from our members that it can be challenging to learn new skills late at night hence the decision to bring class start times forward. It also means we get more time for social dancing – hurrah!
Prices will remain the same: £6/5. Don’t forget our 10 Class Pass Card!
The ESDS is pleased to announce a money-saving “Class Pass” card, which can save you £5, or lets you treat someone you care about to a whole block of classes!
Simply buy the card on a Thursday night (with either cash or cheque – sorry, we can’t take cards) and then you can simply present the card for stamping on Thursdays instead of having to carry cash.
What’s the cost?
- £45 for members
- £55 for non members.
- The card is valid for 10 Thursdays over 2 terms.
- Cannot be used on band nights).
- Not transferable
- Not refundable.