Our Story

DN Dance Babies is a fun activity for babies, toddlers and their adults in the Edinburgh area.

As an exciting offering from the city’s well-known DN Dance school, you can expect DN Dance Babies classes to be professional, safe and specifically designed for little ones.

Our Story

DN Dance Babies is a fun activity for babies, toddlers and their adults in the Edinburgh area.

As an exciting offering from the city’s well-known DN Dance school, you can expect DN Dance Babies classes to be professional, safe and specifically designed for little ones.

Enthusiastic teachers

Our teachers are experienced, knowledgeable and truly enthusiastic about sharing the joy of dance with their pupils – this is evident from our high re-enrolment rate, hugely successful school shows and (most importantly!) happy, excited faces from dancers as they arrive in class each week.

Discover the joy of dance with Della Duck and Ralphie Ram!

At DN Dance Babies, we’re joined by two very special friends who help little ones discover the joy of dance in a gentle, engaging way.

Della Duck and Ralphie Ram live in a beautiful wildflower meadow. It’s a wonderful place, full of adventure, music and magic, and one that Della and Ralphie share with us in our classes.

Hear from Della how she and Ralphie became the best of friends – they dance together every day, spinning, jumping, marching and skipping through their enchanted meadow. Full of energy and fun, they love to welcome new friends to join them – what a happy pair!

In fact, if you stop and listen very carefully, you might just hear the music and laughter as Della and Ralphie dance.

Would you like to join them?

Teachers

DN Dance Principal, Nicky Bleakley, founded DN Dance Babies January 2019,  bringing in friend and fellow teacher Lana Benson as Lead Instructor to help inspire and create the classes.

Miss Nicky, Principal

The inspiration and drive at the heart of everything DN, Miss Nicky is the fabulous founder and principle of DN Dance & DN Dance Babies. After 7 years performing around the world as a professional dancer, Nicky settled in Edinburgh and opened the doors to her first ever class back in 2010. Having welcomed her own daughter into the world, Nicky knew there was something magical about little tots dancing. She is thrilled to be able to offer caring and inspiration toddler classes throughout Edinburgh with fellow DN teacher, Miss Lana.

Miss Lana

Bubbly Miss Lana with an infectious brilliant bright smile brings warmth and enthusiasm to her classes. On returning to Edinburgh after dancing professionally, Lana joined the DN Dance family and is a much-loved teacher of our younger years classes. Miss Lana will be leading the DN Dance Babies classes, as well as being a key member of the class creation, and is excited about introducing the wonderful world of dance to babies and toddlers from her hometown.

Brilliant teachers

“Brilliant teachers with loads of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Kids have a great time. Would highly recommend.”

Catriona McKenna

Infectious enthusiasm

“Nicky and her team have made my daughter feel welcome from the start. Such a lovely atmosphere and great classes. Lana’s enthusiasm is infectious!”

Kat MacDonald

Gaining confidence

“My child has already gained so much confidence and looks forward to the class each week!”

Lisa Andrews

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