Swing Dance/Enjoy Jazz in Edinburgh

Promoting the enjoyment of live jazz music

Friday evenings at Heriot’s Rugby Club – Seating, Tables, Dance Floor, Bar

Welcome to Edinburgh Jazz 'n' Jive Club

The Edinburgh Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club was founded over 20 years ago as a means of providing local bands with somewhere to play on a regular basis.

The aims of the Club are to promote the enjoyment of live jazz in all its forms whilst at the same time providing a platform for local bands to play on a regular basis. The Club programme features local bands each Friday with, occasionally, a visiting band.

This is the place to be to listen/dance to excellent jazz always played by a live band. You will find a very welcoming atmosphere and a bar.

You will find people dancing swing, lindyhop, collegiate shag, balboa, foxtrot.
If you look at the dancers in the picture here you will see:
balboa (foreground left and centre),  a bit of foxtrot (on the right), under the ‘Investec’ sign, that looks like lindyhop and in-between the 2 balboas, it looks like possibly another foxtrot (left) and certainly a charleston (right). This really is a typical evening and also a typical age range.

This is the ideal Edinburgh venue if, for instance, you have done some dance classes and want to improve. One really only improves by social dancing and the character of the club is very much to just ask. Don’t feel you have to turn up with a partner, don’t feel you have to be experienced (after all, we all had to start somewhere). Just turn up and ask.

If you’re experienced, then that is great too.

The evening is divided into 3 sets with a raffle held in the second break – it’s all part of the great social atmosphere of the club.

Latest news from the club

New Website Launched

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Our Club Event Reviews

Thank you to all our lovely guests who have left us reviews on our Facebook page.

Rebecca Nahler
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A great night out. Highly recommended. Very friendly group of people.
Paul Bacon
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Great Club, Lovely People, Super Bands. Loads of raffle prizes
Ann Quinn
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I always go to Edinburgh jazz and jive when i'm in Scotland. Great music. Great bands. Very friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed some of the most commonly asked questions we receive on email.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

What night are the club events?

Every Friday

What time does it start and finish?

20:00 - 23:00

Where are events held?

Heriot’s Rugby Club, Edinburgh, EH3 5QN

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