Make a Donation


Thank you for the overwhelming positivity and support we have received in response to the news of our temporary closure, with many customers choosing not to seek credit for their cancelled courses, and others making further donations and contacting us about arranging crowdfunding support. We are so grateful for that generosity. We’re doing everything we can to work out what Dance Base can do for its communities and to make sure we can welcome you all back soon.

Dance Base, like many arts charities, is currently facing an unprecedented threat. We have closed our doors and suspended all activities to play our part in containing the COVID-19 outbreak. Nothing could be more important than acting responsibly to preserve the health of every single person who visits our building or accesses our services across the country.

We are also working hard to act responsibly toward the community of staff, teachers, musicians and independent dance artists who depend on Dance Base, making sure we honour contracts and ensure income for those people for as long as possible.

We are exploring all avenues of financial responsibility, and investigating all emergency funds, while prioritising people at every step.

However, we have no choice but to ask for help, in simple and direct terms. We ask this only of those who can afford it and who feel able to direct some of their support to Dance Base alongside the many worthy causes that will be asking for help in the weeks to come.

We have a Donate button below, through which you can make a one-off donation or a regular donation. Anything you can give would go such a long way to ensuring that Dance Base continues to exist, and continues to deliver the following each year:

  • Widening participation access to diverse communities across Edinburgh
  • Increasing health, fitness and wellbeing for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • World-class artistic programming
  • Nurturing emerging and established professional dance artists
  • Developing the Scottish professional dance sector
  • Providing over 100 affordable dance weekly courses, drop-ins and workshops covering 40 different dance styles

Everyone who loves Dance Base can support the distinct and exciting work we do - continue reading to find out how. 

Donations (via PayPal) 
All donations are welcome and none are too small - added together, gifts of all sizes make a substantial difference to our work





You can also complete and return the downloadable form (in the relevant section) to make a single, off-line donation here

Regular donations
Regular donations can help Dance Base plan future work and will provide consistency for professional dance artists and local communities engaged in our professional and participation programmes.

Take a leap and support something special – make a regular donation to Dance Base from as little as £3 a month by completing and returning the donation form below.

For more information about making a donation please contact: Emma Smith, Project Development Officer


Dance Base is a registered charity no. SC022512

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Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council