Swing Dance classes in Edinburgh. Our classes are moving online for the foreseeable future.

Photo by Andrew Perry

Swingin' on Campus

Welcome to the Edinburgh University Swing Dance Society. We are a buzzing society with regular classes in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag and Balboa. Anyone can join us - no dance experience is required! Just come along to one of our tasters or to one of our first two Monday classes to try it out for free. See the classes page to read about our classes and how to join.

Looking for a great swing workshop? We host two swing weekends every year with visiting teachers, social dancing and performances. You can also read more about our society, meet our team and learn about the history of swing dance.


Stay up to date with EUSDS news, including room changes, special opportunities and more.

Online Pub Quiz
On Wednesday 8/4 at 7PM we are holding an online pub quiz! Join us live on youtube.com/eusds in teams of 1-5 to participate.
Posted 05/04/20
AGM Results
To see the results of the AGM, including the changes to our constitution and your new committee, please see the meeting minutes.
Posted 05/04/20
Our AGM Will Take Place Online
We will be holding our AGM online on Monday 30th at 7:15pm with Microsoft Teams. We will send a link to join the AGM at 6:45, but this will only allow you to join with an ed.ac.uk email. If you are not a UoE student, please contact us on our Facebook Page with your email to be added as a guest. To submit an amendment to our constitution, you must send it to our email ediuniswing@gmail.com by Monday 23rd at 5pm. We will also be voting on our new committee at the AGM. To read the role descriptions and register your interest, please go to this form. You do not need to register interest beforehand to stand for a role at the AGM.
Posted 20/03/20
Our Classes Are Moving Online
To make sure you can still get your dancing fix, we will be moving our classes online. To start with, we will be having one class every Saturday on our YouTube channel. We will try to get more classes throughout the week, so please stay tuned for updates.
Posted 20/03/20
University of Swing 2020 Is Canceled
Given recent developments in COVID-19, we have decided to cancel University of Swing 2020. We have had to make this decision on a short notice, and we thank you for understanding. For information on refunds and more, please see our statement on the University of Swing page.
Posted 16/03/20
All EUSDS Classes Are Canceled
Given recent developments in COVID-19, we have decided to cancel all EUSDS classes with immediate effect. This comes as Edinburgh Queer Lindy Festival have announced that two participants have developed symptoms of the virus. If you participated in EQLF, we are strongly recommending that you self-isolate for 7 days.
The committee is having a meeting tonight where we will discuss our strategy going forward. Please stay tuned for more information.
Posted 16/03/20
Our AGM is taking place one Monday 30th. This is where we vote on changes to our constitution and elect our new committee. If you want to suggest an amendment to our committee, please email it to ediuniswing@gmail.com by Monday 23rd at noon. If you would like to stand for a committee position, you can see which positions are available and register your interest via this form. You do not have to register beforehand to stand at the AGM, but it helps us plan the event better. Also don't worry, we'll also have a class and your regular social dance at this event.
Posted 11/03/20
University of Swing Competitions
We are excited to announce our three competitions at University of Swing: Newbie Mix & Match, Open Mix & Match and Solo Jazz. You can sign up now through the form on our Facebook Event.
Posted 11/03/20
Movie Screening: What Happened, Miss Simone?
For International Women's Day we are teaming up with FilmSoc to bring you a free screening of the critically claimed biography "What Happened Miss Simone?" This documentary tells the gripping story of Nina Simone, one of swing's most iconic Jazz artists, and her life as singer, pianist and civil rights activist. The screening will be in Pleasance Lomond Room on March 7th at 19:15pm. More info on our Facebook Event.
Posted 28/02/20
EUSDS Merchandise Now Available
We are excited to announce the return of EUSDS merch! You can buy our classic EUSDS varsity jacket, a new unique EUSDS T-shirt or an EUSDS badge by filling out this form. We are taking orders up until Wednesday March 4th at noon.
Posted 24/02/20
University of Swing Crafternoon
Get out your scissors and glue and come join us at our fun Crafternoon! We'll be crafting decorations for our University of Swing socials while eating snacks and having a cozy ol' time. The Crafternoon will be on March 13th in Craft Room 1 & 2 in Pleasance from 18:15-21:00. More info on our Facebook Event.
Posted 28/02/20