Dancing in Edinburgh

There are places to dance in Edinburgh nearly every night of the week! All of the following groups are also on Facebook.

Edinbop – Classes and social dancing – Lindy Hop on Wednesdays, Balboa on Mondays, and Blues on Tuesdays.

Edinburgh University Swing Dance Society (EUSDS) – Classes and social dancing on Monday nights, plus Saturday recap sessions and open practice.

Jump Time – Beginner Collegiate Shag and Improvers Lindy classes on Thursdays, plus monthly socials.

Vintage Tap and Swing – Tap, Swing, and Solo Jazz classes and workshops as well as SwingTrain fitness classes.

Edinburgh Lindy Exchange (ELX) – A whole weekend of social dancing with live music in venues across the city every September.

Edinburgh Jazz and Jive Club – Friday nights at Heriot’s Rugby Club with live bands and plenty of room to dance.

Speakeasy Sundays – A new Sunday space for dancing and prohibition-style cocktails at Usher’s.

The Jazz Bar – Live music every night, with Sundays particularly good for a bit of dancing.

Whighams Jazz Club – Sunday Jazz sessions with a bit of space for dancing.

Further afield

Camp Savoy – Jenny Thomas’ annual Lindy Hop dance camp in Guildford in August.

Herräng – The largest Lindy hop dance camp in the world is called Herräng, and takes place every year over 5 weeks during the month of July in Herräng Sweden. We highly recommend it!

SwingStompers – Swing Dancing in Chester, Cheshire, UK.

Swing Patrol – Swing dancing all over London.

Swing Planit – Excellent resource for Swing events all over the world.

People who have taught at ESDS

Anne-Hélène and Bernard

Ben and Josephine

Cathy and Gilbert

The Harlem Hotshots

Henric and Joanna

Jenny Thomas

Jiving Lindy Hoppers

Jo and Kevin

Ksenia Parkhatskaya

Marcus and Bärbl

Michael and Evita

Rob and Diane

Scott Cupit