Our Community Dance Projects change lives through dance.
Dance Base’s Community Programme is fully inclusive, working with a diverse range of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. We offer a wide range of accessible, healthy and fun, high quality dance opportunities.
We take creative dance workshops and projects to schools, youth and community groups in Edinburgh and beyond. Groups and individuals can also access classes, professional company rehearsals and performances in our award-winning building in the Grassmarket.
Having worked at Dance Base in a teaching role for 14 years, it gives me great pleasure to move into the fantastic role of Participation Manager creating and developing new and quality ideas, classes and courses and dedicating more of my time towards the development and sustainability of dance in Edinburgh and beyond and to realise a personal ambition which seeks to make dance accessible and enjoyable for everyone and using it to help bring people together through positive experiences, helping raise self-esteem, increase confidence and creativity using collaboration and nonverbal communication and last but by no means least promoting healthy lifestyles and physical fitness.
Allan Irvine Participation Manager