Dance For All pupils aged 2½ - 18yrs are compassionately encouraged to enjoy, achieve and excel in dance.
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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 2½ – 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.

Child & Teen Dance Classes, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz, Spanish Flamenco & Contemporary at Dance For All, Edinburgh.

We compassionately encourage enjoyment alongside achievement and will put forward children for graded vocational exams whenever appropriate.

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Child & Teen Dance Classes, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz, Spanish Flamenco & Contemporary at Dance For All, Edinburgh.

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.

Child & Teen Dance Classes, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz, Spanish Flamenco & Contemporary at Dance For All, Edinburgh.

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:

  • RAD Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance). From Nursery, through all grades up to professional level Advanced 2, with live pianist. RAD website
  • ISTD Tap (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Through all grades up to professional level Advanced 2. ISTD website
  • ISTD Modern (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Intermediate & Advanced 1.
  • SDS Spanish Flamenco (Spanish Dance Society). Taught by Director Tracy Hawkes, the only SDS qualified teacher in Scotland. SDS website
  • Jazz – latest street dance styles mixed with classic contemporary jazz.
  • Contemporary – progressive styles as well as weight bearing technique, core strengthening, contact improvisation and choreography.

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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.

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Our experienced, talented and nurturing teachers include: Principal Director Tracy Hawkes, Irene Allison, Peter Twyman and Samm Baigrie. Meet our Staff and read our Testimonials.

Child & Teen Dance Classes, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz, Spanish Flamenco & Contemporary at Dance For All, Edinburgh.

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.

Child & Teen Dance Classes, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Jazz, Spanish Flamenco & Contemporary at Dance For All, Edinburgh.

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.

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