Booking now: hire your space in The Dance Space

We’re taking bookings now for classes, meetings, conferences and events at The Dance Space, our accessible and sustainable home for dance, in central Brighton & Hove. We chatted to our Studio & Hires Manager Linzi Whitton about the ins and outs of hiring a space in Brighton & Hove’s first purpose-built dance house and newest cultural building.

SED team member Linzi Whitton

“We want to complement not compete with what’s already happening in the city, so we’re looking for artists and teachers who have a class or activity they want to run that offers something different.”

Q. The Dance Space isn’t just for dancing, how can people hire the space?

A. It’s been a stop start process to get us up to this point and we’re massively grateful for everyone’s patience, but we are so excited to finally be able to start taking bookings for people wanting to host their classes, meetings, workshops and conferences in The Dance Space!

There are several ways you can hire the space. Perhaps you’re a dance teacher looking for an accessible venue designed for dance to hold your classes in. You might be an artist looking to create, rehearse or perform your work. Or you might be a business looking for a central Brighton venue to hold meetings and conferences.

Q. When will The Dance Space be available for hire?

A. In the same way that we’re opening the building in a carefully phased way to make sure it works for everybody who will be using it before our public launch, we will be taking bookings for classes and studio and room hires for a limited number of spaces from April onwards. That way, we can test every element of The Dance Space with a view to getting the whole building up and running at its full capacity from September onwards – to coincide with a whole new term and a whole new season.

Q. Is The Dance Space open to all kinds of dance classes or is there a particular style you’re looking for?

We see our classes programme as a reflection of who we are and what we believe in as an organisation and so we want it to include dance classes for everyone to enjoy, reflecting the brilliant range of dance and movement styles the artform encompasses. The idea is that our hires classes programme will complement our own curated classes programme and we’re keen to offer things that aren’t already widely available in Brighton and the surrounding areas. 

We want to complement not compete with what’s already happening in the city, so we’re looking for artists and teachers who have a class or activity they want to run that offers something different. 

And, because we’re about encouraging every body to experience the joy dance can offer, we want our classes programme to appeal to people of all ages and abilities – from beginners to pros, and from toddlers to older adults. 

Q. How much does it cost to hire a space in The Dance Space?

A. The cost of hiring space in The Dance Space is operated on a sliding scale starting at £10 per hour, that takes into account details such as whether you’re an independent artist or a funded organisation, so get in touch to find out what we can do for you.

Q. What should people do if they’re interested in finding out more about hiring a space in The Dance Space?

A. The Hires section of our website is a great source of information but nothing beats a chat! So if you have questions or ideas for classes or any other uses for the building that you’d like to discuss contact me for a cuppa and a catch up.



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