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PRIME is proud to be Scotland's first semi-professional dance company for the over 60s. This dynamic group was chosen by audition in February 2015 by Morag Deyes, Artistic Director of Dance Base and PRIME.

Created from a growing need and desire from dancers over 60 to see themselves more widely represented on the stage and in the world of dance, the company were born from a commitment to challenge preconceptions around notions of age, to help establish a culture of dance in Scotland that is truly equal and representative of its population.

The company perform progressive and creative choreography and, in doing so, empower seniors to explore new possibilities in life and dance.

PRIME challenges assumptions as to who can be a dancer and explores riches in the differences and life experiences of a person, a dancer.

PRIME have worked with some of the UK's leading choreographers, including:

  • Angus Balbernie
  • Morag Deyes
  • Steinvor Palsson
  • Ashley Jack
  • Bridie Gane

PRIME have performed and toured nationally and internationally, including:

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, 2017 & 2018 as part of the Dance Base programme
  • Eden Court, Inverness
  • The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
  • The Peter Darrell Studio, Scottish Ballet, Glasgow
  • Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
  • Silver Arts Festival, Singapore

Also being involved in projects, showcases and festivals, including:

  • Luminate, Scotland's Creative Ageing Festival 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Great Big Dance Show, Dundee Rep 2017
  • Illuminations by Lindsay Kemp, Dance Base 2017
  • Group Hug by Hannah Vennet, National Museum Scotland 2018

PRIME take weekly company class at Dance Base working with a variety of teacher and choreographers, including:

  • Steinvor Palsson
  • Jeanine Byrne
  • Tamsyn Russell
  • Bridie Gane
  • Farah Saleh
  • Matthew Hawkins

Creative Scotland
Supported by Edinburgh
Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council
Living Wage