Welcome to Dance North

MAKE: Mycelium Open Session

MAKE: Mycelium Open Session

You are invited to join Dance North and Luke Pell at our annual Space in September event. A mix of formal and informal sessions, it will be an opportunity to reflect on your practice, meet new people …

MAKE: Space In September

MAKE: Space In September

You are invited to join Dance North and Luke Pell at our annual Space in September event. A mix of formal and informal sessions, it will be an opportunity to reflect on your practice, meet new people …

DO: Aug to Oct Term  –  Elgin Youth

DO: Aug to Oct Term – Elgin Youth

New term for Dance North Youth Elgin - An opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment. Young people will have fun and explore their creativity. …

DO: Aug to Oct Term – Forres Youth

DO: Aug to Oct Term – Forres Youth

New term for Dance North Youth Forres -An opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment. Young people will have fun and explore their creativity. …

DO: Aug to Oct Term – Fochaber Seniors

DO: Aug to Oct Term – Fochaber Seniors

New term for Dance North Youth Fochaber Seniors - An opportunity to learn contemporary dance technique, choreographic and performance skills in a safe environment. Young people will have fun and explore their creativity learning. …

DO: Dance & Movement Group

DO: Dance & Movement Group

Dance North’s Nairn Dance and Movement Group is a weekly group for young people aged 8-14 with a range of additional support needs that encourages creativity, friendship, fun and self-expression through dance and movement. …

MAKE: One Day Workshop with Athina Vahla

MAKE: One Day Workshop with Athina Vahla

We are delighted to have choreographer,  Athina Valha with us at the moment, working on completing her PhD. While here, Athina has offered a workshop to share her practice. We are endeavouring to do this outdoors, adhering …

WATCH: Rise 2021 Festival

WATCH: Rise 2021 Festival

Fri 28 - Sun 30 May, Universal Hall, Findhorn. We invite you to Rise 2021; a rich, jam-packed one day festival of exceptional artists from across the UK. A programme that promises to be tender, provocative and …

NEWS: Black Lives Matter

NEWS: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter and the wave of anti-racist protest in much of the world has challenged the team at Dance North to take stock and do some rigorous self-examination. Our statement clearly sets out our position and …

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

MAKE: Moving Out 2020 call-out

A call-out for dance artists in Scotland to apply for a commission that will enable them to consider their choreographic practice in response to their own neighbourhood. The Workroom, Tramway, City Moves and Dance North are collaborating …

WATCH: ANYWHERE BUT HERE! dance films

WATCH: ANYWHERE BUT HERE! dance films

Dance North Youth Company explore the question “what does it mean to belong?” in 6 short dance films created during lockdown on mobile phones. 'I Escape Darkness' now forms the sentence from their new piece ANYWHERE BUT …

BLOG: The DN team in lockdown

BLOG: The DN team in lockdown

BLOG: An insight into the lockdown lives of the Dance North team - what we're up to at work and at home during these extraordinary times, plus recommendations for some interesting things to see and do online …

BLOG: Karl Jay-Lewin on the new normal

BLOG: Karl Jay-Lewin on the new normal

Dance North's Creative Director, Karl Jay-Lewin, reflects on lockdown and the desire to re-focus and re-energise in the new normal. Our values are energising reminders that what is crucially important, now and always, is people. …

Dance North’s response to COVID-19

Dance North’s response to COVID-19

New measures, postponements and flexible working practices to help combat the coronavirus pandemic and keep our staff and the people we work with as safe as possible. Rise Festival and other classes cancelled... …

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

MAKE: Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela describes herself as ‘an explorer and composer of movement and space'. Currently based between Spain and Scotland, she has been living and working in different areas of Moray and the Highlands since 2017. …

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

MAKE: Rosalind Masson

Rosalind is a dance artist who's roles span creating/producing her own work, performing with choreographers and artists and developing infrastructure for contemporary dance by collaborating with organisations and individuals. …