Check out all the lovely photos from our Swingin’ Spring Saturday night social with Ali Affleck and Speakeasy Swing. Awesome music and lots of happy dancers!
Photography by Ellie Morag.
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/
£5 for non-members
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.
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/
£5 for non members
Can’t wait to see you strut your stuff!
Bookings for our next big workshop event are now open on Dancecloud!
Swingin’ Spring is an awesome weekend of dancing, with two days of classes at two levels, four top-notch teachers, three socials, and two amazing live bands.
5-7 May 2017 at the Edinburgh Academy.
At the first ESDS Annual General Meeting on 26th January the following people were elected to serve on the 2017 committee.
Kate Amann, Valerie McIntosh and Chris Woodall were elected as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
It was agreed that
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)