We have a blockbuster line-up ofworkshops coming yourway
this summer, including the return of last year’smegahit: Summer Sessions (p11).Designed specifically to ensure continuity and progression in your dance skills in the gap between the summer and autumn terms, they’re back this July to keep you brushed up on your ballet, contemporary, Pilates, jazz and hip hopmoves.
In fact, hip hop’s a bit of a running theme this summer, aswe’re hosting workshops with international superstars to go along with JamPiece (p12), a day of b-boy and b-girl battles on Sunday 2May. Naturally,we’ll also be offering our usual Hip Hop Open Sessions (p12) aswell, so you’re spoiled for choice.
Don’t forget, there’s still time to book on for Save the FirstDance (p10), aswell. If you’re planning yourwedding, this series ofworkshops is the perfectway tomaster the first dance of your dreams. Our Summer School (p37) is back in July, too,with dance, circus and animation fusing together to formthe perfect summer entertainment. This year,we’re also offering a Summer Dance Intensive for 13–18 year-olds (p36), ideal for any young people
looking to start taking dancemore seriously.
At Dance Base,we believe that dance is for everyone, and that’swhywe strive to provide high
quality, positive dance experiences in both ourwonderful building and in the community.
Our summer termis full of great opportunities – we have our summer school and summer
intensive for children and young people to kick start their summer holiday, where they can learn
new skills and have loads of fun. In communities across South Edinburgh we have our Seated
Swing work in care home and day centres and our ongoing Everybody Dance Now! project
working in in special schools with children and young people.
We have the passion and commitment tomake a positive contribution to the lives of everyone,
by creating a happy, healthy and safe environment, while encouraging people to fulfil their
potential through dance. Every day, we continue to contribute towards the sustained
development of dance across Edinburgh.
We are always looking at creating new and exciting projects and partnerships. If you would like
anymore information or would like to get involved, please get in touch.
Allan Irvine, ParticipationManager