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Graduate Career Success and Testimonials at Dance For all, Edinburgh

Every year Dance For All, in collaboration with Edinburgh College, Milton Road Campus (formally Jewel & Esk), offers a selection of very talented, unique Graduates who are driven, dedicated and ambitious to the professional dance industry.

Competing in tough auditions, our alumni win contracts around the world, working in the USA, Bollywood India, Paris, Caribbean, Australia, the UK, Mediterranean, the Middle East and elsewhere. Progressing to work in choreography, musicals, TV & film, music videos, performing with international dance companies, cruise liner companies and/or working at five-star hotels, and theme parks, such as Disneyland Paris.

Many go on to teach both nationally and internationally and have even established their own dance schools.

We’re incredibly proud of our high graduate employment rates, comparing to industry averages:

Since 2012, 100% of Dance For All’s graduates have found work in the dance industry within 12-18 months of graduating, 87% within 6-12 months and 83% within 3 months of graduating. This is in sharp contrast to the industry average, where only 29% of performing arts graduates are working within their specific industry, according to the Higher Education Careers Services Unit’s What do graduates do 2015 report*.

Of those seeking travel and work abroad, 56% – 69% of our graduates since 2013 are working overseas, compared to only 2% of UK performing arts graduates. Dance For All’s professional dance graduates are three times more likely to get a job in the performing arts industry and 35 times more likely to win an overseas contract than their peers.

Read about each year group and what they are achieving on our Graduates’ Success Page…

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Each student is supported by our inspirational faculty to achieve their fullest potential with the aim of preparing them for a successful, diverse and long career within the industry.

“Training at Dance For All was a fantastic three years for me… I feel so lucky to have been given such a versatile training because it has given me so much confidence going into the working world knowing that no new style is going to phase me... The intimate environment of Dance For All means you get so much one-to-one tuition within classes and establish great relationships with all of your teachers and classmates. I am so grateful for the great training I received and I know it will continue to stand me in good stead for the rest of my dance career.”

Claire Grieve, graduated 2013.

“Dance For All was the best three years of training I could ask for. With such a packed and varied timetable and a relatively small year group compared to the larger colleges down south, I believe my training was unique and provided me with a platform to explore every part of my creative being to be the professional dancer I am today. Thank you Dance For All for the memories I will cherish a lifetime.”

Jane Heggie, graduated 2012.

“Dance For All has made all my dreams come true … I now run a very successful performance school with students who now want to go on and become successful dancers/teachers. If I could, I would do 3 more years again of training as it was definitely the best 3 years of my life! I can’t thank you enough Dance For All, I’m so grateful. ”

Sarah Huguet, graduated 2011.

“I have achieved so much since leaving college; amazing jobs, contracts abroad and lots of great opportunities and I really have DFA to thank for the amazing training, teaching me all the different dance genres, gaining my teaching qualifications, and giving me all the knowledge I need to know about the dance world. The tutors are so experienced and passionate about what they teach that it brings out the best in everyone…  I would recommend anyone who is wanting a career in dancing, whether it be performing or teaching, DFA is the place for you.”

Lisa Aytoun, graduated 2010.

Find out what life is like at Dance For All and how our course prepares you for life in the dance industry – read more Student Testimonials…

The diversity was remarkable… I wasn’t bored for a single second

– read dance critic Kelly Apter’s full review.

Join Us! With your hard work, flair and dedication, we will reward your unique talent with unsurpassed knowledge, skilled artistry, accredited qualifications, the finest training and an unrivalled dance college experience.”

Adult Dance Classes Beginners to Advanced, Child & Teen Dance Classes, Professional Dance Training and Dance Teacher Training at Dance For All, Edinburgh

 Tracy Hawkes, Principal Director RTS ARAD SDS IdB(1) Tracy has performed and taught extensively in schools and dance companies here and abroad, including Basic Space Dance Theatre, Napac Ballet and Durban City Ballet. Find out more about Tracy and her inspirational faculty…

Read about each year group and what they are achieving on our Graduates’ Success Page…

We are often contacted by dance agencies and production companies, so we stay in touch with our alumni throughout their careers, keeping them up-to-date with job opportunities, casting calls & auditions, funding sources, industry events and more. We love hearing from our Alumni – contact us and keep us up-to-date with you’re up to! Connect with us on facebook and twitter.

LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS OR DANCE TEACHERS? contact us and we will pass your opportunity on to our alumni. our talented students often perform at various types of events – call us on 0131 226 5533 to discuss.

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