Our Dance School
Striving to be the best dance school in Edinburgh
DN Dance strives to be one of the top dance schools in Edinburgh. We have branches across Edinburgh, including Chesser, Crewe Road, Bruntsfield, Kirkliston and South Queensferry. 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.
To inspire, support, encourage, and challenge the next generation of performers to reach for the stars and achieve their goals.
Excellent technical dance training
We pride ourselves in providing 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. We shine our DN Spotlight on one student each week to find out about their journey and experience being part of the #DNDanceFamily. Scroll through the images below to find out more about our amazing students.
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
DN Spotlight is shining on Elsie Mcleod this week. Elise and her mum Pam recently join us for a chat about their experiences at DN Dance over the last 10 years. Here's how it went. Early memories of DN Dance When did you first start coming to classes at DN Dance and...
DN Theatre and DN Dance combine to bring a great range of summer holiday clubs to families in Edinburgh and South Queensferry in the summer of 2021. View our holiday clubs page for our timetable and online booking system. Summer Holiday Clubs: £175 for 1 week | £300...
DN Dance is delighted to announce Compass Behavioural Consulting as our new Emotional Wellbeing Partner. Erin Moorad, the founder and owner of Compass, is a former teacher and certified behaviour analyst. Whilst working as a teacher, Erin became aware that many young...
"Amazing dance school. Hugely enthusiastic and incredibly supportive dance teachers. Very happy dancers, everyone leaves buzzing!"
"My kids are happiest when they are in the studio with the amazing teachers."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."