Our Edinburgh Dance School

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About Our Dance School

DN Dance strives to be one of the top dance schools in Edinburgh with branches in Chesser, Leith, Kirkliston and Winchburgh. We provide outstanding technical training in a fun and friendly environment and we’re proud to be known as an inclusive and welcoming dance school.

We were founded in 2010 by professional dancer, Nicky Bleakley who runs the school alongside husband Lindsay. All the images we use are of our own students, teachers, classes and premises. So the best way to find out what we’re all about is to have a browse around the website and see for yourself.

Our Mission

To inspire, support, encourage, and challenge the next generation of performers to reach for the stars.

Our Vision

To be renowned for producing outstanding dancers, delivering top quality training, and bringing joy to every class.

We Believe

Dance should be accessible to people of all ages, abilities and aspirations, whether dancing for fun and friendship or taking the first steps towards a rewarding career.

Excellent technical dance training

We pride ourselves in producing consistently high standards of technical dance training whilst bringing enjoyment, energy and fun to every class. We’re like one big family at DN Dance and we’re so proud of all our students and just love seeing how they grow and blossom over the years.

Professional dance teachers

Our team is like one big family of professional dancers and musical theatre performers who have turned our talents to teaching. Now we’re absolutely dedicated to passing on our experience to the next generation.

Everyone is welcome

Our dance family comes from every age, dance experience, capability and culture. Everyone is warmly welcomed at DN Dance.

We are proud to give equal opportunities to every student to perform in shows, take vocational dance exams, and even compete in dance competitions.


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."

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