Modern/Jazz Dance Classes

Modern theatre jazz dance classes for kids from 8-18 years in Edinburgh, Kirkliston & South Queensferry. Perfect for every dancer who wants to leap for the stars.

About modern theatre and jazz dance

Modern Theatre dance is a rhythmic dance style often seen on the stages of musical productions and is known for developing highly technical elements and performance qualities. The style uses powerful travelling steps, controlled alignment, high kicks and leaps. All of which require strength, flexibility and control. This is a highly energetic dance style that students love. Incorporating modern theatre and jazz into a young dancer’s training is an essential for a well-rounded performer and technician.

Classes are booked on a termly basis. Term dates are typically based on the Edinburgh school terms.

Dance class timetable & online booking

About our modern & jazz dance class options

ISTD Modern

Grades 2-Intermediate

For students aged 8+ we offer dedicated classes in the ISTD Modern syllabus from Grade 2 up to pre-college Intermediate.

Modern Dance transpired from ballet. Movement became freer, and music more current. It includes rhythm, posture and execution of techincque for leaps, kicks and spins in an education syllabus. 

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Free Syllabus

This class is our very own blend of Modern and Jazz dance. We’ve cherry picked the our favourite elements of Syllabus Modern and blended it together with super fun Jazz dance technique.

This class is great for dancers who want to master their leaps, kicks and twirls withouth focusing too much on dance grade work. 

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Free Syllabus

Acro is one of the newer styles of dance which is about seemlessly incorporating acrobatic elements like walkovers and ariels into classic dance technique.

Jazz and acro compliement eachother so well that we’ve introduced a few combination Acro/Jazz classes into the timetable. Enjoy!

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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.


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