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Thinking about a career in dance? Do you want to be a  professional dancer, choreographer or dance teacher?

Enjoy a day-in-the-life of a leading dance college at Dance For All!

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DFA Online Open Day – what to expect

The College Open Day involves:

  • Live feed from our studios
  • Observing dance college studio workshops
  • Performance demonstrations from our current dance students
  • Talk + Q&A with our tutors, including Principal & Artistic Director Tracy Hawkes

Prospective students (and parent/carers) will enjoy a packed day, meet our tutors and students, ask questions and experience a fruitful day-in-the-life at Dance For All College studios.

Here’s what our College Principal said of 2019’s Open Day:

“So many enthusiastic potential full-time students (and many parents too) enjoyed a packed day! They observed a wide range of student dance classes including jazz, commercial dance, contemporary and ballet; they took part in a dance workshop and watched a fabulous demo of current work by our talented, hardworking students – I am very pleased and proud!”

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…

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About Dance For All College

With decades of experience, Dance For All is a leading vocational dance college in Scotland and we 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

– all into one dynamic, award-winning and accredited full-time course. It’s the longest-running course of its kind in Scotland.

Our renowned, inspirational tutors and our college course can equip our students with all the academic qualifications, diverse range of tuition, support and guidance required for a long, varied and successful dance career.

Dance For All is based in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK. Our studios are located in Stockbridge, in the heart of the New Town area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a short ten-minute walk from the West End of the city centre. Find out more about Edinburgh.

“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

“I am doing something I love every day. There is such a wide variety in the styles of dance on offer that you are constantly learning and building technique in so many different ways.”

Zoe Carmichael, student

A long and 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.

28 Jobs for Professional Dancers

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

During our study from 2012-2015, 99% 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*.
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% 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.

DFA graduates' careers

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