Saturday Arts and Dance

When: Saturdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm (Autumn Term: 3 September – 15 October 2022)

Where: NEA@ West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre

Who: Young people (Ages 5 – 12)

Drop-in weekly sessions; places available on a first-come, first-served basis

Registration for the term is required before attendingbook your place via Eventbrite

About Saturday Arts and Dance:

The Saturday Arts and Dance programme allows children to participate in a relaxed yet structured environment, alternating between both dance and art throughout the morning. 

The art sessions use materials that can often be found at home, offering simple techniques that can easily be replicated at low or no cost.

Our dance sessions introduce children to new dance and movement techniques, incorporating play, props and games, allowing them to learn at their own pace.

No previous experience is needed, all abilities welcome!

Where possible, sessions will run on Saturdays during term time from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

The classes are split into two age groups, 5-7 years and 8-12 years. 

A healthy snack is provided.

The sessions will involve movement, exploring and art making indoors (and outdoors, weather permitting!) so please: 

  • Wear comfortable clothes and layers that you don’t mind getting messy.
  • Wear footwear that allows you to be active and move.
  • Bring a warm/waterproof outer layer, just in case we make it outdoors!

Important Information: 

These sessions are aimed at children living in the local community (areas of Muirhouse, Pilton, Granton and Drylaw). Places are FREE, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis each week. Registration for the term is required before attending.

To ensure everyone can take part comfortably, numbers will be limited in line with space capacities and current Covid-19 guidance.

Priority will be given to local community members and NEA Members. To find out more about our Membership Scheme and to sign up, visit our website Membership page.

We’re here to help! 

If we can help with registration or you have any questions, please get in touch:

  • Call on 0131 315 2151 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm)
  • Email us at
  • Or pop by the North Edinburgh Arts office at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre (Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm)