Edinburgh, Scotland 16th-19th May 2024

Edinburgh, Scotland
16th-19th May 2024

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Festival Format

The Spoonful is an action-packed weekend so you may want to pace yourself. We have a lot in store for you including inspiring classes, fun competitions, great live music, whisky tasting, and the return of the Spoonful Mega Games.

The weekend is in your hands to do as little or as much as you want. This includes the workshop class schedule, which is Choose Your Own Adventure. This means you can select the class that interests you most in the moment (with the help of the descriptions provided in the Guide).

If you are signed up as a Switch Dancer you can choose to either lead or follow on a per class basis (as instructed by your teachers). As a switch dancer, your role is to help create a good balance of leaders and followers in each class.

Every class has a level (1, 2 or 3 Spoon difficulty rating) so make sure you choose a class that is appropriate to your experience & skill level so that you (and everyone else) can get the most out of it! 

Registration

The Spoonful has a tiered pricing system to make the event as accessible as possible. We anticipate most people will go for the Regular tickets, and those who can afford to may chip in a little extra using Patron tickets to cover our concessions (available for those on low incomes, students, and pensioners).

If our concession price is outside your budget, contact us directly info@thespoonful.co.uk as we have a small number of scholarship passes available.

Speaking of which, this year we have a Scholarship Fund that the community can contribute to so that more dancers who otherwise couldn’t afford the event get to attend. If we get more contributions that are needed for scholarships, any excess funds will go to the Scottish charity Indepen-dance, supporting disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy, express, and fulfill their potential through dance (www.indepen-dance.org.uk).

The Parent Pass is back with updated rules.

Registration

Ticket Details
First Name*:
Last Name*:
Personal Details
Email*:
Phone No:
City/Town*:
Country*:
Ticket Details
Dancing Role*:

If you are choosing to switch it up, you'll be able to choose your role for each class individually. We assume that where there are large imbalances for a particular class, 'switch it up' dancers will balance out the class and that you'll dance roughly equal follow and lead at the social dances.

Pass*:

If you're sharing pass as a parent/carer, tell us who you're sharing with (full name).
Note you should both fill out this form.

Sharing Pass With:

The festival is choose your own adventure style so you can choose your classes on the day. Please give us an idea of your general level just for planning purposes.

Level*:
Scholarship Fund

Would you like to donate to the Spoonful Scholarship Fund to allow more low income dancers to attend?

Scholarship Fund Donation:
Extras
Whisky Tasting:

Whisky tasting will be held saturday night at 8:15pm before the main party

Payment Method*:
Anything else we should know?:

Do you agree to our Terms & Conditions (which includes our data protection policy & cancellation/refund policy) and The Spoonful Code of Conduct?

I agree*:


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Ticket Prices

The Spoonful has a tiered pricing system to make the event as accessible as possible.

Full Pass (Workshops Fri, Sat & Sunday and Parties Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
£145 (Concession)
£180 (Regular)
£197 (Patron)

We anticipate most people will go for the Regular tickets, and some of you might be able to chip in a little extra (Patrons) to cover our Concessions (which are available for those on low incomes, students and pensioners).

All of this is run on an honour system – we trust our dancers to choose fairly; balancing what you can afford with supporting the event and fellow dancers :heart:

If our Concession price is outside your budget, contact us direct info@thespoonful.co.uk as we have a small number of scholarship passes available.

Speaking of which, this year we have a Scholarship Fund that the community can contribute to so that more dancers who otherwise couldn’t afford the event get to attend. If we get more contributions that are needed for scholarships, any excess funds will go to Scottish charity indepen-dance, supporting disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy, express, and fulfil their potential through dance (www.indepen-dance.org.uk).

“Parent” Pass: 2 caregivers sharing 1 pass

The Parent Pass is back with updated rules. https://www.thespoonful.co.uk/parent-pass-rules/ The Parent pass is for dancers with young children that need constant care; pay for a single event pass that you share with your partner so one is caring for the baby while the other dances. Solo parents can team up with another solo parent. Parent passes use the tiered pricing system and are available for full workshop passes.

What if I just want to party?
We’ll be releasing a small batch of party passes (£80) which cover all parties (Thursday – Sunday) plus competition entry. These are gonna sell fast. (edited) 

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Instructors

Music

Live Music

Schedule

The full schedule for the weekend is now available in the festival guide. Download your copy now – The Spoonful 2024 Guide

Your Visit

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural attractions. There is so much to see and do from visiting Edinburgh Castle, exploring the Royal Mile, walking through the picturesque Old Town and New Town, and taking in the city’s stunning views from Arthur’s Seat – if you can fit it in between all the dancing!

Accommodation and Hosting

Edinburgh flats are small so people have limited space! Unfortunately, this means we have very limited hosting spaces and we want to allocate them to the folks that need them most – please consider this when requesting hosting.

We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible after you get your ticket confirmation email. There are now fewer airbnbs available because of new government regulations. You might want to stay on to enjoy the city but remember to book your accommodation early.

Safer Spaces 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.

Covid Policy

While it’s not a legal requirement, it’s important to be vigilant – especially at dance events. We’re asking that everyone test at home and only come to the event if covid-free. We’ll provide hand sanitiser throughout the event, and dancers are, of course, welcome to wear masks.

About

The Spoonful gals are striving to make this the friendliest, most awesome event we can.  We’ve taken our many years of blues experience and our favourite things from the hundreds of events we’ve been to and packed all that goodness plus a whole lotta love into a four-day festival that celebrates everything that makes blues dancing so special.

The Spoonful is all about traditional blues music, excellent classes from the most fun and talented teachers, competitions so welcoming that everybody can take part, and bringing the blues community together for one helluva party in our home of Edinburgh, Scotland. We can’t wait to see you on the dancefloor!

 

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