Dance in Edinburgh
Every year the Edinburgh Fringe Festival brings
together some of the best dancers and dance companies
in the world who perform to the masses in some of the
city's unlikelier venues.
August proves an exciting time for dance in Edinburgh
but if you’re planning your visit at a different
time of year there’s still a large dance culture
If you dream of being able to tango with the best
of them there’s a wide variety of salsa and Latin American tuition in Edinburgh. Places such
as Cuba Norte [map] on Morrison Street and The Counting House [map] on West Nicolson Street host regular salsa evenings for
those who already know how to dance and those just learning.
Perhaps swing is your thing. If you like to do
your jiving to the sounds of Sinatra and Dean
Martin you’ll be pleased, and probably a little
surprised, to discover that Edinburgh has a huge swing
club scene. With a range of instructors in the city,
and clubs handed over regularly to bobby-soxers Edinburgh
really has embraced a new dance craze. The Edinburgh Swing
Society’s headquarters are located on Montgomery
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is home to some
of the very best Scottish dance including The
Scottish Ballet who regularly feature in this huge
venue on Nicolson Street.
There’s a veritable feast of dance on offer at The
Brunton Theatre [map],
Musselburgh. From old-style variety hall touring productions
to youth-based showcases, this is the perfect venue to
take the whole family for an evening of entertainment.
The very fashionable Grassmarket area of Edinburgh is
where the equally fashionable Dance Base [map] is located. Dance Base is home to The National Centre
for Dance. There are four studios here covering a
variety of performances and workshops. From African
contemporary dancing to 1980s inspired body-popping,
join in or sit back and experience the very best dance
that Edinburgh has to offer.
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