Citymoves: Changes in Daytime Location

Citymoves Dance Agency Invests in Anatomy Rooms to Upgrade Facilities and Changes Location of Daytime Dance Classes.

Late afternoon and evening classes will still be held in the Schoolhill location in the Triple Kirks building, pictured above. While morning/daytime classes move to the newly outfitted Anatomy Rooms, Dissection Studio.

Citymoves Dance Agency Invests in Anatomy Rooms to Upgrade Facilities and Changes Location of Daytime Dance Classes

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO c/o The Anatomy Rooms Shoe Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1AN Tel 01224 984159 August 2019


Citymoves Dance Agency Invests in Anatomy Rooms to Upgrade Facilities and Changes Location of Daytime Dance Classes

Citymoves Dance Agency is delighted to announce that following a successful grant application to Aberdeen City Council’s Creative Spaces Fund, they have invested significantly to upgrade the historic space leased from Aberdeen University at the Anatomy Rooms, behind Marischal College to create a more flexible and fit-for-purpose dance and performance space.

This historic building, and bright, large space, has been leased by Citymoves as an additional studio for over a year, and after agreeing an extension on this lease, the investment plans to enhance the space and make it more suitable for dance and performance were submitted to the Board of trustees and to the Council’s Culture team, as well as to the University’s Estate department.

The investment of over £40,000, which has been funded 50:50 by the Creative Space Fund and Citymoves themselves, includes a new flexible sprung dance floor, new ballet barres, dance mirrors, raised seating platform, new equipment, and new changing room facilities.

All daytime dance classes will move to the upgraded space from Monday 19th August, with evening classes remaining at the Belmont Street studio, until such time as additional lighting and signage can be installed beside the Anatomy Rooms.

The upgrades will be fully complete in time for the 2019 Dancelive Festival, which is organised and hosted by Citymoves and which takes place this year from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th October. The 4 day intense festival of dance will have events programmed at a variety of venues, including the Anatomy Rooms, the Belmont Studio, The Lemon Tree and HMT.

Citymoves Chief Executive, Carol Benzie said; “we are delighted that the Local Authority’s Creative Spaces fund has supported our ambition to enhance the beautiful space in the Dissection Room at the Anatomy Rooms for the benefit of dancers and performers from Aberdeen and beyond who wish to choreograph, dance and perform in our city. The investment will be put to best use during Dancelive, but will also benefit all of our existing community dance classes which are open to all. We have introduced new classes this term in the hope that we can maximise the use of the space for those who love to try new dance styles”

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett said: "We at Aberdeen City Council are delighted to support the upgrading of Citymoves Anatomy Rooms dance space so that they can enable even more people to enjoy their range of classes and workshops. Dance can play an important part in contributing to wellbeing, and this funding will make it accessible to more of our citizens."

A full programme of classes for the Autumn term, and a full programme of events for Dancelive are available on the Citymoves website.


Citymoves Dance Agency is a registered charity with the aim of promoting dance across the North east of Scotland. We aim to make our classes and projects inclusive, accessible and affordable.

Photo of Anatomy rooms attached along with a map which shows where it is. Please contact Citymoves CEO Carol Benzie 07584 325068 for further information, or comment.

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