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.

EUSDS Goes to Edinbop
On Wednesday 26/2 we are doing an excursion to our friends at Edinbop, and raiding their swing classes and social. We'll be meeting at 18:30 outside Teviot, then head to Summerhall for Edinbop's Beginners class. If you bring your EUSDS membership you get discounted entry, at £3 for class + social and £1 for social only.
Posted 12/02/20
Shag Dancing for SHAG Week
For SHAG Week (Sexual Health Advice and Guidance) we invite you to a fun night of Collegiate Shag! Join us at the Crags Centre Studio on Thursday 12/2 at 18:15-19:30 for a beginner-friendly taster class followed by some social dancing. We'll be accepting donations at the door for the amazing charity Waverley Care, which helps people affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland.
Posted 07/02/20
Ali Affleck and the Copper Cats at University of Swing 2020
We are super excited to have Edinburgh's own Ali Affleck and the Copper Cats playing at our Friday social for University of Swing 2020. With The Copper Cats' feisty, classic front line brass section and Ali's heartfelt voice performing all our favorite swing classics, this promises to be one night to remember!
Posted 07/02/20
Tessa and the Applejacks at University of Swing 2020
We are super excited to announce that Tessa Smith and the Applejacks will be performing at our Saturday Social for University of Swing 2020. To take part in what promises to be a magical night, be sure to get your class ticket or one of our new Saturday Night Only tickets going on sale Friday 31st at 8pm on our DanceCloud.
Posted 29/01/20
Monday Class Updates
Starting Monday 3rd of February we will no longer be accepting any new beginners. If you are a beginner and haven't been to any of our classes so far, please wait until our third semester to join. We will also be selling and checking memberships on the door.
Posted 29/01/20
Karaoke Night With EUSDS
We are hosting a Karaoke night on Tuesday 11/2 at 7pm in Supercube and we want you there! Tickets are just £5 and you can get yours at the next Monday social. Capacity is limited, so get yours sooner rather than later.
Posted 29/01/20
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