We have some great venues for you this year. We will be returning to some favourites, but not necessarily for the same events, so be sure to check the schedule below carefully. We are also including some new venues which we are super excited about. Find the locations on our venue map.
ELX 2018 will kick off on Friday evening with the Welcome Party.
Where? 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Dress? Wear a t-shirt from your local dance class or favourite dance camp.
Note: There won’t be a bar at the venue but you can bring your own.
Start your day with some Balboa. Worth getting going early for all you Balboa fans. The DJs will be on hand with some Balboa-friendly tracks to get your Saturday off to a great start.
Where? Old St Paul’s, 39 Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH
Join us as we take the party to the mound precinct right in the heart of the city. What could be better? Live music and a chance to dance in the open air. band.(We will stay at Old St Paul’s if the weather is bad).
This year we are joined by the amazing Tenement Jazz Band. Don’t forget to bring some appropriate shoes to get up and dance to look after your knees as the ground is concrete.
Please look after your belongings. This is a public space so please don’t bring anything that you value that you are not able to keep on you person.
Where? 77 Princes St, New Town, Edinburgh EH2 2DF
Saturday Night Dance
It’s time for the main event. This year we will be at building venue of the Hub (please note this is different venue to previous years). With the sensational The Swing Shouters play the music that will keep you dancing every dance.
Where? NEW VENUE The Hub Castlehill Edinburgh EH1 2NE
Dress? It’s time to really glam it up. Bring out the sequins and ties.
Note: This is a licensed venue and there will be a bar at this venue. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 years of age, please bring your proof of age with you. The venue may ask you for this.
Blues After Party
But wait the night’s not over! We have the Blues dance until the wee hours of the morning or come and wind down with some mellow music at our favourite Blues hall. Following the fantastic feedback from last year, we are pleased to have Ali Affleck return this time with the Gin Mill Genies.
You might want to bring a change of clothes so you’re comfortable dancing all through the night!
When? 01:00-late late
Where? New Venue: The Halls, 6 Henderson Street, EH6 6BS
Note: There won’t be a bar at the venue but you can bring your own beer and wine. This venue does not allow other alcohol so make sure you finish those drinks at the main party.
The Night bus N22 will take you to Princes Street (city centre) all through the night.
Swing on a Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance
A must for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Where? Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL
Sunday Evening Pub Quiz
Now a favourite feature of ELX. A chance to rest those tired dancing legs and hang out with your friends, old and new.
Challenge yourself and your table with our after dinner activities. You will be able to request dinner as part of your booking, and you will receive a dinner ticket at registration on the Friday night, make sure you keep this safe and can present it at the dinner.
When? 17:00–21:00. Food will be served at 19:00 and the quiz will start at roughly 20:00
Where? The Compass, 44 Queen Charlotte Street, EH6 7EX
Note: This is a licensed venue. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 years of age, please bring your proof of age with you. The venue may ask you for this.
Sunday Night Wrap Up Dance
One final chance to catch those dances with old and new dance friends, before we have to say good bye to ELX 2017.
Where? The Halls, 6 Henderson Street, EH6 6BS
Note: There won’t be a bar at the venue but you can bring your own beer and wine. This venue does not allow other alcohol.