University of Swing

Edinburgh, Scotland

Ex sapientia tripudium

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Registration - Friday: 19:00 - 22:45

Our administration officers will be on the front desk on Friday night between 19:00 and 22:45 at the Welcome Party at Summerhall, and on Saturday morning in your class. You will be given a wristband and t-shirt (if you ordered one). Please make sure you register, as you cannot attend classes unless you are fully matriculated.

Social Life

Please do NOT bring outside alcohol, there will be bars at most venues. Do bring your water bottle, a towel, fan, and a spare shirt or two.

Freshers' Party – Summerhall – Friday Night – 19:00 - 1:00

After matriculating, come along to our welcome party for new students. . Wondering what to wear? It’s a great night to represent your local scene on each t-shirt you change into as the night progresses.

 Red carpet Party– Summerhall– Saturday Night – 18:00 - 01:00

Your adventure includes some of the best DJs going, live music, unforgettable performances, demonstrations, and a chance to see the instructors strut their stuff! Why not dress up in your best red carpet outfit?

Graduation Party– Heriots Main Hall – Sunday – 18:00 - 22:00

Now that you’ve completed your degree, relax and enjoy some more dancing.

Semester Timetable

Please note timings are subject to change. Check the full Student Handbook for details

Friday, 15th March
19:00 – Registration opens
19:00 – 01:00 – 'Freshers ball' Social dancing with live band (Summerhall)

Saturday, 16th March
10:00 – 12:15 – Workshops
12:30 – 13:30 – Lectures/Tasters
13:45-15:30 - Lunch/Competition Prelims
15:45 – 18:00 – Workshops
19:00 – 01:00 – Red carpet themed social dance at Summerhall

Sunday, 17th March
10:00 – 12:15 – Workshops
12:30 – 13:30 – Tasters/Lectures
14:45 – 15:30 – Lunch
15:45 – 17:00 – Workshops
18:00 – 22:00 – 'Graduation' Social Dance in Heriots Main Hall

Class Timetables

Saturday, 16th March

Sunday, 17th March

Finding your way on Campus

All of your classes will be situated as near as possible to University of Edinburgh Campus. If you need more information on these venues, please check the interactive map to the right. You can also turn on layers that list nearby grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Heriots centre for sports and exercise - Grassmarket, up the Hunters Close, EH1 2HJ

Southside community centre - 117 Nicolson St EH8 9ER

Teviot Row House - 5/2 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL

  • The Debating Hall - Top floor of the spiral staircases
  • The Study - To the right through the doors, up the short staircase to your left, go in the New Amphion, walk straight to the back and through the doors at the right
  • THe Balcony Room

The Pleasance - Pleasance Courtyard EH8 9TJ

  • Quaker Studio Ochil Room (first floor)


While attending University, why not try something outside of your field of study? Maybe try a new dance style? Maybe go to a lecture or two?  More information about the specific courses available coming soon!