Younger Yrs Dance & Theatre

Classes for Kids age 3 to P1 in Edinburgh

Younger Years Dance Programme

DN Ducklings

Our Younger Years Dance Programme offers a platform for all budding performers from age 3 years to P1. It includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Acro and Musical Theatre all with the support of our much loved mascot Della Duck! Opportunities include a bi-annual Ducklings Showcase & Class Awards, before flying the nest and graduating into our Junior & Upper School. 

Focus is on developing elementary skills in technique, vocabulary and choreography across the different dance and theatre genres. Students benefit from the different skills picked up in each style and the variety is perfect for the shorter attention span of children in this age group.

Class Descriptions

Ballet & Tap

Dancin’ Ducklings

Ballet & tap are both foundational styles of classical dance and the building blocks for most other dance styles.  



Flingin’ Flyers

This traditional style is much loved by little ones. Often blended into our Ballet & Tap class it gives dancers the opportunity to experience variety.

Modern & Contemporary

Leapin’ Lambs

These styles are a great addition to the start of your child’s dance journey. Often blended with Ballet & Tap or adjacent on the timetable. 



Rockin’ Rams

Bringing style, strength and sass to our programme!  Our Rockin Ram classes are fun and high energy. Supported by our mascot Ralphie Ram. 


Dance Acro

Rollin’ Rams

Acro is about introducing acrobatic elements into a dance context. This class is best taken alongside the modern, jazz & contemporary class.


Musical Theatre

Younger Yrs

Theatre combines singing, acting and dance into one fun filled class. Perfect for little performers who want to use their voices too.


Dance Class Timetable

Younger Yrs Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Street & Highland

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

Theatre Class Timetable

Younger Yrs Musical Theatre

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

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.

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