Edinburgh is a special place; a small and ancient city of cobbled streets and wynds with great shopping, bars and eateries and plenty of things to do. The castle and a volcano sit smack-bang in the heart of the city and look out onto The North sea and The Firth of Forth.
We are a passionate community of friendly dancers with real a love for blues, and we’ll look after you from the moment you touch down to when you collapse in a tired, happy, blues-filled heap.
Yes! We will be organising hosting for this event.
Hosting will be offered on a first come first serve basis. So you will want to get your booking in early as possible when we open. While we will try to host as many guests as we can, we will be limited by the number of volunteer hosts we have – Edinburgh flats are generally rather small! Hosting will be offered by default for the nights of the festival only (so don’t assume hosting for more nights).
Edinburgh blues dancers we need you!
Some dancers who are coming to The Spoonful will only be able to come if they are hosted. Can you offer a spare bed, sofa or floorboard? Guests don’t need much, a hot shower and a cup of tea. They can bring their own sleeping bags etc if required. Most will arrive on the Thursday and leave either on Sunday night or Monday morning. Hosting is a fantastic way to meet new friends who have a common interest in blues dancing.
So when you register, please let us know how many guests you can host – you’ll have a place in our hearts forever!
If you’re not lucky enough to get hosting with a local dancer, there are lots of different options. If you’re looking for budget accommodation there’s a large hostel not far from all the venues.
Most of the venues are in Leith so if you are looking for a place to stay in this area will cut down on your travel time. Maybe try to pool together with other dancers and get an airbnb in Leith? Last year many dancers organised on Facebook.
Safer Space Policy
The spoonful gals want this to be a fantastic weekend for everyone involved. Check out how you can be a great Spoonfuller with our safer space policy/code of conduct!