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Dance Companies

For other dance companies in Scotland please refer to the Dance Contact List.

All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre Set up to cross the boundaries between the floor, the air and the space in between, All or Nothing combines aerial work with dance theatre.  The company is led by Artistic Director Jennifer Paterson.

Company Chordelia

Glasgow-based dance company producing and touring shows which are fun, theatrical and accessible

Curve Foundation Dance Company Edinburgh-based contemporary dance company performing work by acclaimed international choregraphers, artistic director Ross Cooper 
Dannsa Dance company specialising in Scottish Step Dance and other traditional Scottish Dances

David Hughes Dance


Following two successful solo UK tours, David Hughes launched his company at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005. David Hughes lives and works in Scotland and is one of the UK's most respected dancers.



Freshmess inhabits the territory where contemporary dance and hip-hop style merge. With a professional dance background but a firm focus on funk and street dance, Freshmess has created a new and accessible form of movement.

Gilmore Productions


Natasha Gilmore is well known as a performer and choreographer - her work reflects British cultural identity, style and most importantly our sense of humour. The work embraces the surreal and the fast pace of popular culture, via an emotionally charged intimacy that invites the audience into the characters' inner worlds.



Indepen-dance was founded by Karen Anderson in April 1966 on the principle of access, participation and integration. Indepen-dance aims to create opportunities for people with disabilities and their carers to enjoy, express and fulfil their potential through dance.

Janis Claxton & Co Janis Claxton & Co was founded in April 2002, the company is dedicated to the use of orignial music and collaboration with composers and other choreographers.

Plan B


Plan B was formed in 1989 by Frank McConnell and Caroline Docherty to explore new ways of creating and presenting dance and theatre in performance.

Scottish Ballet Scotland's National Dance Comapany led by artistic director Ashley Page, performing a wide repertoire from 19th century classics through neo-classicism to 20th century work by new leading dance creators
Scottish Dance Theatre Internationally acclaimed and award winning Dundee-based contemporary dance company, artistic director Janet Smith 
Spinal Chord Project  Glasgow-based company whose performance work encompasses dance with aerial work 

Stammer Productions


stammer was a structure initiated by Colette Sadler to facilitate the production of works by Sadler and between artists working in the fields of choreography and interdisciplinary performance. Sadler's work reflects a conceptually motivated choreographic practice positioning itself on the frontier between dance and interdisciplinary performance.

X Factor Dance Company Choreographer/artist led Edinburgh-based dance company, artistic director Allan Greig


Dance Centres

Citymoves Dancespace Regional dance agency for North East of Scotland
Dance Base Scotland's National Centre for Dance, the focal point for dance in Scotland providing public classes, professional support, and outreach work
Dance House Glasgow dance centre offering a wide range of dance classes from ballet to hip hop, also runs a broad range of workshops
The Space Dundee dance centre which also houses Scottish School of Contemporary Dance

Scottish Dance Organisations

Bodysurf Scotland Organisation promoting and presenting dance and movement events
Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust National organisation which exists to promote, research, conserve traditional Scottish dancing
Scottish Youth Dance/Ydance National agency for development of dance for children and young people in Scotland 

Traditional Dance Organisations

Dannsa Dance company specialising in Scottish Step Dance and other traditional Scottish dances
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society National organisation promoting and presenting Scottish country dancing
Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust National organisation which exists to promote, research, conserve traditional Scottish dancing

Dance Training

Anniesland College Further education college in Glasgow offering NC and HNC Dance Community, and HND Dance Artist
Council for Dance Education and Training National organisation promoting excellence in dance education and training
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Leading dance examination board, covering a full spectrum of dance examination
International Dance Teachers Association Leading dance examination board, covering a wide range of dance disciplines
Royal Academy of Dance Estabilished in 1920 the Royal Academy of Dance promotes recognised dance and teacher training.
Scottish Ballet Scotland's National Dance Company - Dance School of Scotland offering full time vocational dance course
Scottish School of Contemporary Dance Further education college in Dundee offering a three-year training programme in contemporary dance

Telford College


Founded in 1968, Telford College offers further education and training in a wide range of subjects, including individual Performing Arts programmes for people of all ages and abilities.

Other dance contacts

Article 19 Contemporary Dance Online Article 19 is a web-based contemporary dance magazine, with video features, interviews, editorials, and written featrues.
British Association for Performing Arts Medicine BAPAM is a unique charity delivering specialist health support to performing artists. It runs free, confidential health assessment clinics, holds an online directory of healthcare practitioners who specialise in treating performing artists, and has an online library of health information resources for performers.
danceinthecity.com The first ever website dedicated to dance in Glasgow.  From dance classes to tickets to the hottest dance events in the city, you'll find all the information here.
Dance UK Dance UK advocates and lobbies to promote the importance and needs of dance. It aims to promote sustainable, longer dance careers and to improve the conditions in which dance is created, performed and experienced.
Dance Web Dance Web is an interactive directory which holds information on dance classes, schools and dance products.
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association Rural Touring Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association Rural Touring is a new and exciting project to help bring more live music, drama, comedy, dance and literature and everything entertaining to the region of Dumfries and Galloway.
on-the-move on-the-move is a web site dedicated to information about international activities, projects and their funding, in the areas of theatre, dance, music and other performing arts disciplines.
The Place Home to Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London Contemporary Dance School, and Richard Alsoton Dance Company, the Place also provides advice, information, research and development opportunites for dance professionals. They also provide a wide range of classes for all abilities.
Videodance Dedicated on-line resource for video dance and for all those interested in making and watching dance for the screen.
Work in Dance On-line resource offering free information, resources and guidance for professional development and training opportunities in dance.
World Wide Dance UK.com Comprehensive dance website run by the Dance Consortium, with features, advice, calender of international touring dates.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival Annual international multi-arts festival in August committed to open-access to all performers showcasing a wide range of artforms from dance, drama to music and comedy
Edinburgh International Festival Annual internationally acclaimed festival in August/September - featuring world-renowned international artists from dance, opera, theatre, and music



Scotland's annual celebration of 'queer' culture, taking palce in October/November each year.

Imaginate Festival


The Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival and Tour is an annual event that takes place in Edinburgh and on tour throughout Scotland in May/June each year. The festival attracts an audience of children and young people, their teachers, families and carers.
New Moves International Arts production company principally involved in presentation of new work in the context of international festival


The Arches


One of Europe's leading arts venues, The Arches has secured a deserved, international reputation as an exciting hub of ground-breaking creativity, with a year-round programme of live music, club nights, theatre, corporate events and visual art. The Arches has won numerous awards and media accolades. 

Brunton Theatre Musselburgh venue for theatre, dance, music and film 
Byre Theatre Theatre venue located in St Andrews showing a wide range of performances and productions
Dundee Rep Theatre Dundee venue showing dance, drama, and music events and houses Scotlands only full-time ensemble company
Eastgate Theatre Arts Centre Multi-arts venue located in Peebles offering a wide variety of programmes and activities in dance, drama, music, film and visual art
Eden Court Inverness venue showing a broad range of productions from dance and drama, to music and film
Edinburgh Festival Theatre Large-scale Edinburgh theatre hosting dance, drama and music shows of international standards, and is a principal venue for the Edinburgh International Fesitval
His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen's principal theatre venue showcasing dance, drama, music, comedy and children's performances

The Lemon Tree


In 1992 The Lemon Tree was born, named after the pub which had existed on the site. The venue showcases the very best musicians and comedians in the downstairs lounge, and cutting-edge drama and dance in the upstairs studio.

MacRobert Stirling venue for dance, theatre,visual art, music and arts workshops
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Mid-scale theatre venue located in Perthshire, hosting a broad range of events from dance, theatre, exhibitions, and drama workshops and summer school
Theatre Royal Glasgow One of Glasgow's principal performance venues staging performances by Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, and a host of international touring companies
Tramway Glasgow venue showcasing contemporary groundbreaking artist, directors and companies, who strive to push artistic boundaries
Traverse Edinburgh venue showing contemporary and inovative dance, drama, literary events and workshops

The Tron Theatre


Located in Glasgow's merchant city, The Tron Theatre is home to the Tron Theatre Company which presents a range of contemporary plays and new writing.

Ensemble Group dancers; Photo: Paul Watt
X Factor Dance Company dancer David Hughes; Photo: Paul Watt
Tabula Rasa's 'The Bright-Eyed Mariner'; Photo: Kenny Bean
Tara Hodgson in Sweet Monster; Photo: Brian Hartley
X Factor Dance Company dancer David Hughes; Photo: Paul Watt
Scottish Ballet in Five Rückert Songs; Photo: Catherine Ashmore
Citymoves: Elevate Youth Dance Company 2003/4; Photo: Mike Davidson
Ballet West USA at EIF 2004; Photo: Quinn Farley
Akram Khan Dance Company at EIF 2004; Photo: Ayman Tanvee
Scottish Ballet dancers Paul and Sophie; Photo: Bill Cooper
Hoops, Hats Arcorbats dancers on beach; Photo: Douglas McBride
Ballet West USA performing at EIF 2004; Photo: Quinn Farley
Hoop, Hats, Acrobats dancers Tracy and Anna; Photo: Douglas McBride
X Factor Dance Company: Alan Greig; Photo: Paul Watt
Continuum, SF Ballet at EIF 2003; Photo: Weiferd Watts
Scottish Dance Theatre company dancer Anthony Missen; Photo: Chris Nash
X Factor Dance Company dancer David Hughes; Photo: Paul Watt
Scottish Ballet in Ashley Page's The Nutcracker; Photo: Bill Cooper
Scottish Ballet Cinderella poster image; Photo: Sheila Rock
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