About Our Dance School
Striving to be the best dance school in Edinburgh
About Our Dance School
DN Dance strives to be one of the top dance schools in Edinburgh. We have branches across Edinburgh, including Chesser, Leith, Crewe Road, 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.
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 Dance is delighted to announce that Miss Chanelle has been appointed to the exciting new role of Head of Student Progression. Over the last two years Chanelle has organised and coordinated all student exams and her new role is an extension of her current...
Regular participation in creative activities, such as dancing, is known to benefit child development and is proven to have positive effects on emotional and social wellbeing, physical health, and even academic output. This means the performing arts industry has an...
"Elsie adores everything about DN Dance, it’s her happy place!" was the response from Pam when asked why her daughter kept on coming to DN Dance for so many years. A truly heartwarming message to read from the mother of one of our longest attending students; someone...
"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."