Tap Dance Class

Tap dance classes for kids age 8-18 years. Classes in Edinburgh, Kirkliston & South Queensferry. Join us to discover the rythym in your feet.

Why take tap dance classes?

Tap dance combines rythym with a love of dance, music and performance. It teaches choreography, improvisation and syncopation. It requires aerobic movement and weight shift which improves your fitness, coordination, balance, and core control. Steps can be complex meaning learning, practising, and putting them together is great exercise for your brain. Tap dance can be adapted for any age or fitness level. It doesn’t matter how old you are, making rythmic noise with your feet just feels good!

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

Dance class timetable & online booking


About our tap dance class options

ISTD Tap

Grades 1-5

For students aged 8-18 we have dedicated tap classes in which we teach the ISTD syllabus from grades 1-5 and offer students the opportunity to sit exams.

Typically, Grade 1 starts at age 8 and Grade 5 is vocational level. Progression through the grades is based more on ability and achievemnet of grades, rather than age.

See timetable to book online

Adult Tap Classes

18+ years

For dancers over the age of 18 we run three levels of tap class:

Beginner for people who have never tapped before;

Improver for those with at least one year’s experience and a grasp of the basic skills; and

Intermediate for those at a higher level wishing to work towards intermediate level grade steps.

See timetable to book online

Golden Tappers

50+ years

For dancers over the age of 50 we run three levels of tap class:

Beginner for people who have never tapped before;

Improver for those with at least one year’s experience and a grasp of the basic skills; and

Intermediate for those at a high level wishing to work towards intermediate grade

See timetable to book online

Still not sure?

If you aren’t sure what level you should be dancing at, you should contact us for a consultation before booking a class.

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."

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