Contemporary Dance Classes

Expressive, Interpretive, Creative

What is Contemporary dance?

Contemporary is a highly creative and expressive style of dance. It’s about interpreting abstract thoughts, concepts and emotions into fluid dance movements. 

Contemporary combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary is one of the most current and popular styles of dance today and is often seen on dance talent shows.

Contemporary vs Commercial – What is the difference?

Commercial and contemporary are more recently popularised dance styles and both have a foundation in multiple other styles. Commercial dance incorperates such a broad range of movements, that it can be hard to sucinctly describe. But think hard hitting, fierce, sassy, confident dancing with a strut in your step.

Contemporary, on the other hand dance has its foundations in modern dance, classical ballet, and lyrical dance. Contemporary dance choreography is often more abstract movements, incorporating lots of floor work and interpretive storytelling, whilst also executing classical dance lines and shapes with their body.

Contemporary Dance Classes

Book 3 taster sessions in your chosen class for £20 via the timetable below.

Dance Styles


Acrobatic Arts




ID Company


FREE Syllabus


Free Syllabus

Limbering & Conditioning

Alexa Flexability



Musical Theatre


Street/Hip Hop

Lil' Beatz



What people say about us!


"Amazing dance school. Hugely enthusiastic and incredibly supportive dance teachers. Very happy dancers, everyone leaves buzzing!"

Happy kids

"My kids are happiest when they are in the studio with the amazing teachers."

Infectious enthusiasm

"Nicky and her team have made my daughter feel welcome from the start. Such a lovely atmosphere and great classes. Nick's enthusiasm is infectious!"

Community Spirit

"DN Dance has really made me feel a part of the local community"

Rediscovering the joy

"I gave up dance a few years ago but moving to Edinburgh as a uni student and finding DN Dance made me rediscover the joy again!" 

Professional & Welcoming

"Fantastic studio with a professional faculty who are so welcoming to people of all ages."

Highlight of my week

"I attend senior tap and couldn't be happier. Going to DN Dance is the highlight of my week!"

Friendly Staff

"My daughter has not long started tap/ballet and she loves it, and even more since she got the outfit. The staff are friendly and it’s a nice environment."

RAD Registered Teacher

Need help finding the right dance class?

If you aren’t sure what class style is best for you or what level you should be dancing at, please contact us for a consultation before booking a class and we'll be delighted to help you take your first steps with DN Dance.