Early Years Dance Programme

Dance classes for Age 3 to Primary 1

The DN Ducklings Early Years Dance Programme is tailored for kids from Preschool age 3 to Primary 1. Each class combines multiple dance styles which provides varied and exciting content that is perfect for stimulating shorter concentration spans of young minds. Our fun loving mascot Della Duck makes appearances at events and occasionally comes to meet the students at class to check out their new moves!

Dance Classes at DN Studios


3 & 4 yrs

Primary 1

4-6 yrs

Preschool Dance Classes (Age 3 & 4)

Our preschool dance classes begin at just 3 years old. We teach using a combination of music and imagination taking little ones on magical adventures where movement to music forms the foundations of dance technique. Students develop motor and loco-motor skills and learn the basic elements of movement, rhythm and musicality, as well as the beginnings of ballet, tap, jazz and acro skills. Dancing at a young age is great for physical development, self-expression, creativity, and imagination. It’s also great fun!

Dance classes for children in Primary 1

(Age 4-6)

Dancing is a great way for kids to stay active, meet new friends, stimulate creativity and have fun. For kids aged 4, 5 & 6 years we offer Dance Acro, as well as our signature combination dance class “Ballet & Tap” and “Jazz & Contemporary”. Focus is on developing elementary skills in technique, vocabulary and choreography across each dance genre. 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.


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.


"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."

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