Looking for expert dance tuition for your child? Looking for classes that nurture technique and talent and are fun-fuelled too? Our inspirational faculty of Professional Course tutors also lead exhilarating dance classes for pupils aged 3-18 years old.
Sula, 14, Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary (1.5 years with DFA):
I’d never done dance classes before, but you get such a confidence boost, and meet new people you’ll keep in touch with for life. I really enjoyed seeing myself improve and the relationships I made with the teachers & other pupils. Everyone is welcome – there is a class for everyone.
Our Children’s and teenager’s dance classes are held at our Edinburgh studios in Stockbridge. They run termly, Mondays through to Saturdays, with Easter performances and Summer Holiday Clubs.
All pupils are given the opportunity to perform on stage in our dance productions – senior pupils from grade four upwards can perform each year in our Spring Fling and our junior pupils can perform in our biannual Easter shows.
We compassionately encourage enjoyment alongside achievement and will put forward children for graded vocational exams whenever appropriate.
Dance has been proven to give participants physical, cognitive and emotional health benefits. The balanced workout improves posture, stamina, agility and flexibility, while exercising the mind through focus, coordination and motor skills development. Dancing can relieve stress, enhance self-confidence and aid general wellbeing. Find out all about the Health Benefits of Dance.
For pre-school children we have general dance classes comprising basic steps, rhythms, co-ordination, mime, songs, dance stories and free expressions with a gentle introduction to dance techniques.
For older children classes include:
We teach some of the world’s leading dance syllibi. Click the tabs the tabs below for more details:
One of the world’s most influential dance education organisations the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) was founded in 1920 and now has over 13,000 members in 79 countries worldwide. With Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Patron and Darcey Bussell CBE as President, we are proud to be teaching the RAD Ballet syllibi to our students and pupils, who continue to delight us with being awarded Merits and Distinctions, up to Advanced 2 level. RAD website
Founded in 1904, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the world’s leading dance examinations boards. President Mrs Peggy Spencer MBE oversees the institution which now has over 7,500 members in more than 75 countries around the world. We are proud to be teaching the ISTD Diplomas in Dance Instruction & Dance Education to our students training to be dance teachers and the ISTD Tap & Modern syllibi to our students and pupils, who continue to delight us with being awarded Merits and Distinctions, up to Advanced 2 level. ISTD website
The Spanish Dance Society (SDS) is the worlds largest society for the advancement of Spanish dance in all its forms. Founded in 1965, it is now represented in more than a dozen countries across five continents, with co-founder Dame Marina Keet as International Honorary President. We are proud to be the only Spanish Dance Society training centre in Scotland and our students and pupils continue to delight us at their examinations and with every performance. SDS website
Sophie, mum of 11yr DFA pupil:
My daughter has been attending for 7 years and has never once grumbled about it. It has helped her self-confidence enormously.
Lindsay, mum of two DFA pupils:
Dance For All is an inclusive, friendly dance school which accepts the wide variety of pupils who cross its door… The ballet lessons are a rarity in that some of them have a live piano player.
Summer Clubs at Dance For All are run during the summer holidays for children, teens and young dancers aged 6 to 20 years old. They are great fun and feature Choreography, Ballet, Street Jazz & Spanish Dance as well as Musical Theatre and Singing. Find out more about our School Holiday Clubs.
Aimee, 15, Ballet, Tap & Jazz pupil (12 years with DFA):
What do I like most? The dances, staff, music & pupils! It’s always enjoyable and we get pushed to always do our best. I can’t remember a time before DFA! It’s never boring, always fun and you make lifelong friends.