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Serious about a dance career?

Want to be a professional dancer, choreographer or dance teacher?

Interested in Dance For All College’s full-time training?

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

Dance For All College Open Day is held in the Autumn

Our 2023 Open Day was held on 31st October 2023

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Check out the videos below from our last Open Day performance demo…

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DFA College Open Day – what to expect

The DFA College OPEN DAY is an interactive day packed full of workshops, talks and demonstrations. We invite budding professional dancers 15yrs+ to immerse themselves in a day-in-the-life at Dance For All. 

The College Open Day involves:

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

Parent/carers are welcome to join in the afternoon for the student demonstration and talk from our Principal and Artistic Director Tracy Hawkes where there will be opportunities to ask questions.

If you are unable to join us in-person, please email us know so we can provide online access.

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Here’s what our College Principal said of a previous 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.

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