FROM Bollywood to Disneyland, luxury cruise ships to Pineapple Dance Studios, graduates from a top Edinburgh dance school have achieved it all.
Stockbridge-based Dance For All has produced dozens of professional dancers who have gone on to scale dizzy heights of success, working alongside top stars at the MOBO Awards and T in the Park and even touring with princess of pop Kylie Minogue.
All of last year’s graduates are now working in the industry and two current final year students have already secured work despite not yet having finished their course.
But in a time of such austerity where graduates in all fields across the UK are struggling to find work, what is it about Dance For All that is guaranteeing its students such glittering careers in a tough industry?
Course principal Tracy Hawkes explains: “One of the things we impress upon students when they start their training is that they have to be versatile so that they’re open to any opportunities and auditions. They don’t just specialise in one particular dance style - they are good all-rounders to a high standard and are