We believe in the power of dance to connect us.
Dance Base has been building, connecting and nurturing communities through dance for nearly 30 years. As well as our programme of public dance classes and our support for professional artists, Dance Base also develops and runs specific projects that help to connect more people to dance.
Our projects place dance at the heart, creating opportunities for people to dance, to move and to be creative. We work in collaboration with communities, artists and partners to develop projects that make dance more accessible and inclusive – projects that bring people together to dance and to connect.
Dance Base’s youth and elder performance companies are based at Dance Base and perform in Edinburgh and across Scotland each year.
Dance for Health and Wellbeing
Dance Base is developing projects that harness the power of dance to support and nurture health and wellbeing, in partnership with health and social care partners, other arts organisations and the third sector.
Dance for Parkinson's
Weekly movement and exercise classes for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers across Scotland.
Weekly dance classes specifically designed for disabled and non-disabled dancers to take part together.
Community Dance Group
A weekly dance and movement group for our most local communities, focussing on feeling good and building confidence, in partnership with Grassmarket Community Project and Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust.