Dance Base has been serving Scotland’s professional dance community for almost 30 years. Whether you’ve recently graduated and are looking to make your first professional break, or are seeking mid-career support to continue your development, we’re here to offer facilities, training, advice, and opportunities to progress your career.


Throughout the year we run a programme of classes, workshops and practice sessions for professional dance and movement artists.

Current Opportunities

Check out our opportunities for dance and movement professionals to showcase work and develop their careers at Dance Base.

Artist Residencies

Our rolling series of Artist Residencies provide dance and movement artists with the studio space, facilities, and funding they need to develop their creative practice.

Use Our Studios

Artists working in dance, choreography or movement practice can access studio space at Dance Base through our paid artist residency programme, our in-kind support offer, or our open studio space.

Scottish & International Projects

At any one time, Dance Base is involved in a number of projects to address particular areas of need within our sector or to encourage international co-operation and exchange between dancers across the globe.

Artist Advisory Group

As part of our ongoing commitment to bringing more voices into our strategy setting and decision-making processes, and to establish a collaborative conversation with the dance community we serve, Dance Base Scotland have recruited five dance artists to join the 2024/25 Artist Advisory Group.

Support & Advice

Robust, free-to-access, personal advice and practical support for dance and movement artists across Scotland. 

The Festival

Each August Dance Base presents a vibrant programme as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, welcoming dance artists from around to world to perform along the very best live dance work from Scotland.

Royal Ballet School Teacher CPD

Through our partnership with the Royal Ballet School, Dance Base hosts a variety of development opportunities throughout the year to support professional teachers at all stages of their career here in Scotland.

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