Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012: Dance highlights

This article is from 2012

Dance highlights

TV stars Flashmob will be strutting their stuff at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

Flash Mob, Rhythmic Circus, What the Folk! and more

Anybody Waitin’?

All those who saw Ponydance Theatre Company’s laugh-out-loud funny 2011 Fringe show, Where Did it All Go Right? will be hoping that the Irish troupe hit the spot again this year. Odds on, they will, so don’t miss it.

Silk Nightclub, King’s Stables Road, 0131 226 0000, 3–16 Aug (not 6, 13), 8pm, £12 (£10).

Flash Mob

Stars of So You Think You Can Dance, Got to Dance, and a myriad of other TV step shows team up to bring us a melange of hip hop, Latin, contemporary, Irish dance and more. Expect accessibility that stays true to the artform.

Assembly Hall, Mound Place, 0131 623 3030, 4–27 Aug (not 14), 6pm, £14.50–£17.50 (£12–£15.50). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £10.

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!

Given the amount of training this American tap dance group has clearly undergone, failure of any kind seems highly unlikely. Dancing on a range of surfaces, including sand and folding chairs, they turn their feet into percussive instruments.

Assembly George Square, 0131 623 3030, 4–27 Aug (not 13, 20), 3.40pm, £15–£17 (£13–£15). Previews 1–3 Aug, £10.


Featuring 25 young dancers from London’s Pineapple Studios, this narrative streetdance show follows one man’s story, from the violence of the ghetto to the discipline of the military.

Surgeons Hall, Nicolson Street, 0845 508 8515, 13–18 Aug, 4.20pm, £7 (£5).

What the Folk!

Due to perform this show at last year’s Fringe, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland had to bow out at the last minute, much to everyone’s distress. So three huge cheers that this site-specific mix of storytelling and shindig is back for 2012.

Dance Base, Grassmarket, 0131 225 5525, 3–19 Aug (not 6, 13), 3pm, 6pm, £12 (£10).

Anybody Waitin'?

  • 4 stars

ponydance. Leonie is waiting for Paula, Paula is waiting for a man, Bryan is waiting to be included. We're all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen. So if you have a love for good dancing, good looks and a good time, you’ve come to the right place, because these guys know how to fill the time better…

Flash Mob

Corrie McGuire, Objective Talent by arrangement with World Dance Management. Dance worlds collide! This dynamic show is packed with energy as stars from your favourite dance reality shows take centre stage. Tommy Franzen, Alleviate, The A-Team Corporation, Brosena and more familiar faces from shows including Got To…

Rhythmic Circus - Feet Don't Fail Me Now!

  • 4 stars

Broadway-bound Rhythmic Circus has quickly risen from an underground percussive dance phenomenon to an innovative live performance company known for transforming their tap shoes into instruments of rhythm. All ages. Rhythmic Circus.


Following their massively successful five star production last year, Pineapple Arts return with a brand new show. Soldier follows one young man's journey from the violent gangs of the ghetto to the discipline and comradeship of the military, and explores the ideas of love, sacrifice and redemption. Twenty five young…

What the Folk!

What the Folk is it all about? Uncover what lies fermenting between the jigs and the reels at the heart of Ireland’s National Folk Theatre. This is an intimate and revealing session for the culturally curious - part storytelling, part impromptu knees-up. What the Folk! looks beyond the clichés of Irish dance to the…

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