Every year, in the Winter, we hold an Open Day for young dancers interested in our Professional Training.
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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!

With decades of experience, Dance For All is the longest running vocational dance college in Scotland to incorporate an HND in Professional Dance Performance, comprehensive Dance Teacher Training and extensive Professional Dance Performance Training into one dynamic, award-winning course.

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 long, varied and successful dance career.

DFA graduates' careers

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“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

 

 

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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

 

Every year, in the Winter, we hold an Open Day for students interested in our Professional Dance Performance & Dance Teacher Training Course, which is the longest running course of its kind in Scotland.

Our Open Day was held on 22nd November 2016.

With an interactive day packed full of workshops, talks and demonstrations, we invite young dancers 15yrs+ to immerse themselves in a day-in-the-life at Dance For All.

Spaces are limited and registration is required – download the Booking Form:

Booking Form – Word doc

Booking Form – PDF

You can email or post your Booking Form to us:

Dance For All
106 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH3 5AQ

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The college Open Day involves performances from our current students, talks from our Principal Director Tracy Hawkes and interactive dance workshops. Prospective students (and some parents too) will enjoy a packed day, meet our tutors and students, ask them questions and experience a fruitful day at Dance For All studios.

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Got a question or want us to post out the Audition & College Course documents to you? Contact us:

You can also call the office on 0131 226 5533 if you have any questions or want us to post out the documents to you – please give us your name, telephone / mobile number and your address for posting.

Here’s what our College Principal said of last year’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…

 

If you’re auditioning for one or more dance colleges, check out our AUDITION TIPS.

Audition & Apply for Dance For All’s full-time college course.

 

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 2015 report*.
Destinations of DFA graduates

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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.

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.

Scotland’s renowned dance critic Kelly Apter said of our 2013 show:

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

– read Kelly’s full review.

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.

Are you looking for a full-time professional dance course that will give you the kind of training required for a long, varied and successful dance career? Want to pursue your vocation as a professional dancer in September 2017?

With decades of experience, Dance For All is a leading vocational dance college in Scotland to incorporate:

  • an NC Level 6 Dance;
  • 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, accredited full-time course. It’s the longest-running course of its kind in Scotland.

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.

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.

Get the full details information about the Professional Dance Training Course, the longest running course of this kind in Scotland.

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