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Edinburgh Dance Halls

These are the Dance Halls that have been listed in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories between 1931 (the first year that the PO Directory listed Dance Halls) and 1974 (the last year that the PO Directory was published.)

There would also have been Edinburgh Dance Halls in other years, and no doubt more in the period 1931-74 that were not listed in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories.

Name

Address

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Blair

Main Street, Gilmerton

 

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Central School of Ballroom Dancing

1 Drummond Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clan House

117 Grove Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dickson's Academies

Cathedral Hall, 47 Albany Street

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Dunedin Palais de Danse

10 Picardy Place

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Edina School of Dancing

2 Nicolson Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eldorado Ball Room

1 Mill Lane, Leith

 

 

 

 

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Excelsior

40 Niddry Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glendinning's

11 Pilrig Street

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Gordon's Forresters Halls

Lauriston Place

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Grange Dance Club

1 Chalmers Crescent

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Happy Valley Ballroom

Craiglockhart

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Kosmos Dance Club

20 Swinton Row

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Lido Dance Club
  THEN
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30 Cockburn Street

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Locano Garden Ballroom

Portobello

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Gardens

Portobello

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Maximes

Tollcross

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New Cavendish
  THEN
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West Tollcross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Dunedin
  THEN Anchor Ballroom

Anchor Close, 243 High St

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Locano
  
THEN
k Paulina's Ballroom

Slateford Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Palais de Danse
 
  THEN
k Edinburgh Palais

Fountainbridge

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Piershill Danse Hall

18 Piershill Place

 

 

 

 

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Plaza Ballroom

2-12 Falcon Ave
+ 145 Morningside Rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plaza Ballroom

Morningside Rd

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Royal Gymnasium Halls
 
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k McDonald's

Fettes Row

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Silver Slipper Ballroom

10-12 Springvalley Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stewart's Academy
  
THEN
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Abbeymount

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Victoria Palais de Danse

83 Leith Street

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Wellington
   
THEN
k Traquair Room

West Tollcross

 

 

 

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Windmill Ballroom

Canon Street, Canonmills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name

Address

1931

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Still to investigate:  I seem to have omitted from this list:  Tiffany's (began around 1960; name changed to Cinderella Rockerfella's around 1982, then destroyed by fire soon after that.

 

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