City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Dancin' - Edinburgh's Hogmanay


By edg - Posted on 05 November 2008

Event details
Venue: 
Dance Base
Telephone (box office): 
0844 481 2009

The Dancin' is another free Hogmanay street party, taking up where the traditional Night Afore Fiesta left off. In the run-up to the big Hogmanay street party on 31 December, this dance night is held over three stages in the recently revamped public space in the Grassmarket in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, as well as DJ sessions and bars in the architecturally award winning Dance Base studios, The Dancin' celebrates joie de vivre as well as heralds the arrival of the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2009.

Programmed by Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers Unique Events in collaboration with Dance Base it includes traditional and modern dance from around the world.

The showpiece of the evening will be ‘Bollywood Steps'. The show brings together choreography and specialists in pyrotechnics, quick costume changes, water effects and lighting to create a visual feast, inspired by Bollywood. Glamour, kitsch costumes and a mix of dance incorporating bhangra, hip-hop and classical dance all in one.