Jazz Dance

Classes in Edinburugh & Kirkliston

What is Jazz dance?

Jazz dance is rooted in 20th century African American society and is characterised by rhythmic, expressive movements. Jazz dance arose with Jazz music, popularised in ballrooms by the big bands of the swing era in the 1930s and 1940s. 

Jazz dance incorporates ragtime moves such as, Charleston, Lindy hop, and Mambo. It has had a foundational influence on many other dance styles such as hip hop, contemporary, and modern dance. But most of all, Jazz dane is energetic, chessey, and super fun.

Jazz Dance Classes

Book 3 taster classes for £20 via the timetable below.

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Our Jazz Dance Classes

Ballet, Tap & Jazz

Preschool

We introduce Jazz to our students at preschool age. Each style gets around 20mins of focus in this fabulous combination class.

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Modern, Jazz & Contemporary

Primary 1+

Three styles that work beautifully together. Modern is a graded syllabus.  Jazz & Contemporary bring the creative expresion and fun.

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Open Jazz

S1+

From secondary school we introduce Jazz as a stand-alone style for those who are hooked on this fun, fast, sparkely dance style. 

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Adult Jazz

Open Level

Our adult Jazz class is an open level class for those with experience or without.  We teacher technique, routines and repetorie from the best jazz musicals. 

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What people say about us!

Amazing!

"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."

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.

Dance Styles

Acro

Acrobatic Arts

Ballet

ISTD / RAD

Contemporary

ID Company

Commercial

FREE Syllabus

Jazz

Free Syllabus

Limbering & Conditioning

Alexa Flexability

Modern

ISTD

Musical Theatre

LAMDA

Street/Hip Hop

Lil' Beatz

Tap

ISTD

RAD Registered Teacher
ISTD