Our Classes

Welcome back to Dance Base! We are thrilled to re-open the Dance Base building for our new programme of public classes this autumn. After nearly eighteen months, it is with joy and excitement that we re-open our studios and welcome you back to dance with us. Whether you’re returning to your favourite dance class after a break, have kept dancing with us online all along, or are looking to try something new this autumn, this programme is sure to have something for everyone.  

 Artistic Director Morag Deyes says: 

“We happily welcome you back with such pleasure and, please be sure, with all safety measures in place. We carefully designed this Autumn programme with so many important things in mind. Your love of dance will be rekindled and refreshed after being denied feeling the energy we know and love in our beautiful studios. Many classes are inspired by a very particular sense that this is a return, a reunion and a gentle step back over the threshold. We’ve found ways to bring your energy flow back, moving through our lovely spaces and engaging mind and body again and crucially, dancing together again. It’s time to wake up and feel the aliveness of dance once more. We hope you see the care and attention we’ve given to all of this seasons choices, and that you laugh, boogie and create once more with us.” 

Browse our full programme of classes here. You can also download an overview of the full programme at the bottom of this page.  

We are so excited to welcome you back to dance with us. Some things will be a little different this term, please do check out the information on the website to find out more.  

We’re a dance charity, and every penny that you spend with us helps the organisation to support our mission to engage more people with dance and support the careers of dance artists in Scotland. 

 We’ve adjusted our pricing structure to manage increased costs and reduced class capacity, while continuing to offer high-quality teaching in our beautiful studios. For the best value, sign up to a full 13-week course or if you’re looking for greater flexibility, our new 10-class pass offers discounted rates for drop-in classes. We’ve also introduced the #ChanceToDance discount scheme to offer 50% off courses to groups who need it most.  

Online Classes 

If you’re not able to join us back in the studio this autumn, we have some good news. We will be relaunching our programme of online classes accessible across Scotland and the world. Watch this space for more information. To be the first to know about new classes when they launch, sign up to our mailing list 

Access Requirements 

Dance Base is for everyone. We aim for all classes to be as inclusive as possible and open to everyone aged 14+ unless otherwise specified. If you or someone you know has access requirements, we will do everything we can to help. For example, let us know if it would be helpful to meet your teacher in advance of the class or have a guided tour of the facilities. In addition, people with additional support needs can find classes especially for them too. Please see Inclusive dance at Dance Base for more info. 

Questions? Contact us!  

If you have any access needs you’d like to discuss or would just like an extra helping hand to guide you, we want to help. Equally, if you’re unsure which class is for you, have questions about booking online or want to know more about our programme, we’re here to answer your questions. 

Email: dance@dancebase.co.uk  

Phone: 0131 225 5525 

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