Weekly classes in Lindy Hop and Balboa. No experience required.

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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.

Join Us For Our First Weekend Classes!
Please join us this weekend for our first set of weekend classes! We have Beginners, Mixed and Intermediates classes on Saturdays and a rotating schedule of classes on Sunday. This week's Sunday class is Solo Jazz basics with Sarah. See the classes page for venues and times.
Posted 23/01/20
Classes Start Next Week!
We're excited for the start of our regular classes next week! The first two weeks of classes will be free, so bring your friends along! Also, after each Monday class we'll be taking you out for free nachos. See the classes page for info on times and venues. Please note that Balboa and Sunday classes are in different venues this semester.
Posted 18/01/20
Performance Opportunities
This year we are setting up two performance groups for University of Swing. The first is a partnered group led by Sarah Hall. This group is auditioned, and you can audition on Saturday 25th in Pleasance Quaker Hall at 12:00-14:00. The second group is a Solo Jazz group led by Sydney which is open to all. This group has rehearsals on Sundays in Pleasance Upper Hall at 11:30-13:30, starting Sunday 26th.
Posted 13/01/20
Swing With Pride
Swing With Pride is back for the second year in a row! Join us on Saturday 18th in Teviot Study for a free taster class and social dancing in this PrideSoc collaboration. Although the event is free, we will be accepting donations at the door for selected charities. More information can be found on our Facebook Event.
Posted 12/01/20
EUSDS Goes to Swing Revolution
We are putting together an EUSDS group for Swing Revolution 2020 on April 3rd-5th, so if you are interested, please join our trip Facebook Group and fill out the signup form by 22nd of January. Tickets are £98/£88 concession. Social passes go on sale after group passes and we will not be organizing them as a group.
Posted 13/01/20
Swing Dance: Give It A Go!
Ever wanted to try out swing dance? Give It A Go week is your perfect chance! This Wednesday 15th we'll be holding a free swing dance taster class in Potterrow Venue from 18:00-19:00. Everyone is invited to this beginner-friendly taster class, so bring all your friends! Can't make the taster? Feel free to join us on any of the following Mondays where we hold our regular classes. The first two weeks of classes are free, so there is nothing stopping you from trying it out. For information on times and venues, see our Classes Page.
Posted 12/01/20
Please Fill Out Our Feedback Form
Help us make next semester even better by filling out our feedback form. Thanks!
Posted 16/12/19
Scholarship Applications Now Open
Applications for our University of Swing scholarships are now open! You can find more information on our UoS page. If you would like to sign up, please fill out this form.
Posted 8/12/19
University of Swing 2020
We are super excited to announce our biggest event of the year: University of Swing 2020. Please join us on 20-22nd of March for swing weekend full of great classes, socials, live music, competitions and more! Head on over to our University of Swing page where we will be announcing teachers and venues. We will also be posting updates on our Facebook page. Tickets go on sale on Monday 2nd at 8pm!
Posted 29/11/19