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Auditions closed on the 31st May. If you applied via Edinburgh College, you need to fill out the online Application Form and send your video materials by 15th June.

Want to pursue your dream vocation as a professional dancer, choreographer or dance teacher?

Looking for a full-time professional dance course that will give you the training required for a long, varied and successful dance career?

Consider Dance For All! 

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With decades of experience, Dance For All is the longest-running vocational dance college in Scotland to incorporate:

  • an HNC & HND in Professional Dance Performance (in collaboration with Edinburgh College)
  • some of the world’s leading dance syllabi: RAD, ISTD & SDS
  • comprehensive Dance Teacher Training;
  • and extensive Professional Dance Performance training, including 18+ dance genres…

…all into one dynamic, award-winning accredited full-time course.

Dance For All College Showreel

Absolutely thrilled to share our new #dance #college showreel featuring many of our talented and hard-working students! Get a taste of the specialist dance training awaiting you – we're now accepting online #auditions⚡ Our integrated #performance and #dance #teacher pathways, equip you with the specialist skills and training designed to sustain a long and successful dance career. 🌍 Our graduates work across all 7 continents and the seas between for world-class dance companies, including 🛳️ P&O, Costa, Princess, Celestyal, Cunard, Seacruise, Ibero Crueros, MSC, HNA, Marella, Carnival Cruises; Disneyland Paris & Tokyo, 🏖️ Son Amar, Benidorm Palace, Club Med Mexico, Breathless, Wyndham, TUI, Warner & many more hotels; 🎬 Waterloo Film Studios, Bollywood film industry in India; 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 further education BA Hons in Dance, Masters MSc/MEd; 🏫teaching across Scotland, the UK and beyond + opening their own dance schools. 🤩 Start your dream career with Dance For All College – graduate success stories, prospectus, galleries, reviews & audition tips on our website🎥 This showreel was filmed at our studios in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, and produced by the wonderful Sandy Butler videography and it's on pointe! Sandy has worked with The List, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and numerous musicians and performers in Scotland.

Posted by Dance For All on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

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To Apply to DFA – Online Auditions – final deadline 15th June 2020:

Auditions officially closed on the 31st May. If you applied via Edinburgh College, you need to fill out the online Application Form and send your video materials by 15th June.

Due to Coronavirus Covid-19 we are now accepting digital auditions:

A. Complete the Audition Application Online (opens in a new window)

If you have issues, contact us via email for a PDF application form.

B. Record 2 VIDEOS and send to us via email – instructions:

  1. A video of any dance sequence, combination, class work, choreography or exam work in any or all of the following styles: ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, commercial, tap. You are advised to send as much material as you can so that we are able to better assess your skills.
  2. A separate video of yourself performing a solo in a dance style of your choice, no longer than 2 minutes.

Send us whatever you can manage safely within your home or outdoor space – we understand the limitations of social distancing. If you have recent video footage of you doing solo work, for example, in a dance studio or dance school show, within the past year, you may include that too. Please send your videos and photo in 1 email if possible by the deadline (see below).

C. Along with your videos, please also send us a FULL-LENGTH COLOUR PHOTO of you in leotard and tights via EMAIL:

Please send your videos and photo in 1 email if possible. You can send files (including large video files) for free via WeTransfer. WeTransfer creates 1 single link that you can email. Or share 1 folder containing your files via Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive.

D: AUDITION FEE OF £40 (inc VAT) is REQUIRED via cheque or bank transfer:

Sort code: 83 19 01
Account: 00161832

⏳ Deadline: 15th June 2020


  • Application form completed
  • ✅ 2 videos (email with photo)*
  • ✅ 1 full-length photo (email with videos)*
  • ✅ Audition fee paid via bank transfer

*Use free file-sharing service WeTransfer or Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive.

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“Training at Dance For All was an incredible experience. It quite literally changed my life and provided me with the crucial training I needed!”

Robert Wilson 

“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 faze 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.”

– Claire Grieve 

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Get the full lowdown on our Professional Dance Training Course, the longest running course of this kind in Scotland

A long, successful & varied dance career

Our talented graduates have progressed to work in choreography, musicals, TV & film, music videos, at theme parks such as Disneyland Paris, on cruise ships and joined dance companies, touring the world. Many go on to teach both nationally and internationally and have even established their own dance schools. Read more graduate success stories.

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

During our study from 2012-2015, 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 2018/19 report*.
A map showing the countries DFA graduates have been working in
Of those seeking travel and work abroad, 56% – 69% of our graduates since 2013 are working overseas, compared to only 2.6% of the 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 more graduate success stories.
28 jobs as a pro dancer - click here

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“You provide a safe, warm, family environment whilst providing excellent professional training which has a proven record for leading to employment, which is the ultimate goal of the full-time students.”

 – Carol Robertson, parent

“Dance For All has made all my dreams come true – it was definitely the best 3 years of my life!”

Sarah Huget 

“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.”

Jane Heggie 

Read more Student & Graduate Testimonials…

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.

Our renowned, inspirational tutors and our accredited full-time course can equip our students with all the academic qualifications, diverse range of tuition, support and guidance required for a sustainable and thriving dance career.

Key industry genres taught include: RAD Ballet; ISTD Tap, Modern & National; SDS Spanish; Contemporary; Commercial; Jazz; Street & Urban; plus Choreography; Gymnastics; Aerial; Body Conditioning; Anatomy; Audition Portfolio; Singing and Musical Theatre with frequent performing opportunities for every student.

Selected Press

“What is it about Dance For All that is guaranteeing its students such glittering careers in a tough industry?” asks Edinburgh reporter Gemma Fraser.  
Read Gemma’s interview with our Artistic Director, Tracy Hawkes, in the Evening News…

Graduate Lisa Aytoun’s interview in Edinburgh Now charts her career from the MOBO Awards Ceremony to Bollywood to performing in the Sunshine on Leith film… From Holyrood to Bollywood

Read more Press Coverage here.

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