New Dance Base studio set for Leith
Dance lovers are being encouraged to put their backing behind the latest initiative by Dance Base. Proposals are now underway to get more people dancing with a new studio housed in the Thomas Morton Hall in Leith. Situated on the corner of Ferry Road and Great Junction Street behind the Leith Library, the grade B listed building will play host to a programme of community classes, professional dance and outreach activity from autumn of this year. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council Resilience Fund, Dance Base has secured the investment needed to refurbish the Hall, working in conjunction with the Leith Theatre Trust and the Alba Conservation Trust putting forward proposals to the City of Edinburgh Council to agree a two year hire of the Thomas Morton Hall from July, continue with existing bookings for classes, and community events and seek to bring more of these events to the hall through improved facilities and marketing, offer a public programme of dance courses, drop-in classes and workshops throughout the year for community users, offer residency space for professional dance companies to develop/rehearse work and install flexible, non-permanent studio equipment including portable mirrors, sound and lighting systems, a piano and ballet barres. Watch this space.