Our Story

Our Story

Dance Base has been at the center of the dance community in Scotland for almost 30 years. Since opening our purpose-built venue in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket in 2001, we have nurtured both professional dance artists and inclusive opportunities for public and community participation in dance.

Under the artistic direction of Morag Deyes and more recently Tony Mills, who became Artistic Director in 2021, Dance Base has built an international reputation as the home of dance in Scotland. Following our re-opening after the Covid pandemic lockdowns, we’re back on our feet and ready to dance our way into the next chapter of our story.

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We’re proud of our history and excited about the future. With your support we can expand our engagement work and encourage even more people to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of dance. It will also help us to offer more development and performance opportunities to artists of all ages and backgrounds. Please consider making a donation today.