Keep fit and dancing during the summer and join our Festival 18 drop-in classes in August!
Classes will be on Tuesday to Sunday every week and you can drop in on any of those days.
Our 9am classes are open to all levels or to those with some experience. Please check the class pages.
Ballet and Contemporary are open to professional level dancers. You can book in person or by phoning reception on 0131 225 5525 on the day or up to one day in advance of each class. Please note you are not able to pay for Festival Classes with your Dance Base Points or credit.
Tuesday 31 July - Sunday 5 August10.00-11.30 | Professional Ballet with Matthew Hawkins | £7.5011.45-13.15 | Professional Contemporary with Steinvor Palsson | £7.50
Tuesday 7 - Sunday 12 August9.00-10.00 | Peaceful Warrior with Emma Snellgrove | £7.50 (£6.50)10.00-11.30 | Professional Ballet with Ballet Ireland | £7.5011.45-13.15 | Professional Contemporary with Jack Webb | £7.50
Tuesday 14 - Sunday 19 August9.00-10.00 | Gyrokinesis with Brigid McCarthy | £7.50 (£6.50)10.00-11.30 | Professional Ballet with Vincent Hantam | £7.5011.45-13.15 | Professional Contemporary with Iona Kewney | £7.50
Tuesday 21 - Sunday 26 August9.00-10.00 | Pilates with Jen Cunningham | £7.50 (£6.50)10.00-11.30 | Professional Contemporary with Roberta Jean | £7.5011.45-13.15 | Professional Ballet with Lewis Normand | £7.50
Out of ClassThursday 16 & 23 August 15.00-18.00 | £10 Not a class, not a workshop, not a performance. Out of Class is an open space for improvisation. These sessions are facilitated by Christine Devaney (Artistic Director of Curious Seed, www.curious-seed.co.uk) and musician, Luke Sutherland.To book online follow the links:Out of Class Thursday 16 AugOut of Class Thursday 23 Aug
Out of Class – Witness, Observe, Listen Thursday 16 & 23 August 17.00-18.00 | £3 We welcome you into the studio for the final hour of Out of Class to witness, observe and listen.To book online follow the links:Out of Class Thursday 16 Aug – Witness, Observe, ListenOut of Class Thursday 23 Aug – Witness, Observe, Listen
Body Percussion Workshop with Ryan C Birch and Dre TorresTuesday 21 Aug 18.00-19.30 | £12.50 (£10.50) Old Kent Road is excited to offer a body percussion workshop that will explore the rhythmic dynamics your body can soundly make. Creating music through movement in an energetic atmosphere will challenge your mind, body and soul and ignite a passion for rhythm you never knew existed. This workshop is brought to you by Dre Torres and Ryan Campbell Birch who are performing a body percussion duet in the new show OSCiLLATE.To book online click here.
Mika & Bare Feet Street Haka-Vogue-Battle Dance WorkshopSaturday 25 Aug 18.00-19.30 | £10 | All levelsDirect from New Zealand Mika, Māori Queen of Scots (Scotsman) unleashes dance crew Bare FeetStreet into the Dance Base Studios for a Haka-Vogue-Battle Workshop. Spice up your step with a flare of Kiwiana, Polynesian Vogue fire.To book online click here.