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Inspiring Dancers Enriching Lives

Dance Academy Sevenoaks was established by ex professional dancer Margie Rice in 2008 and superseded by Emily Teale in 2020.  The dance academy offers a wide variety of classes for all ages and abilities. Classes are taught in various locations in Sevenoaks. 

The dance spaces used are bright and airy and each studio has ample free parking facilities. Dance styles taught include RAD ballet, musical theatre, street dance, contemporary, ISTD tap and modern theatre dance. ”da” also provides a range of school holiday workshops, private coaching and dance parties, alongside our examinations syllabus and show work. Our aim is to provide first class teaching in order to inspire every student at "da" with a passion for dance. With dedicated staff we hope to motivate all pupils in a safe and friendly environment to achieve their potential. The younger children are nurtured and encouraged to develop their creativity and confidence through the wide variety of classes we have on offer.


Whatever your age or level of experience, anyone with an appreciation of dance is able to join the "da". Whether you have already taken classes and want to develop your technique and skills further, or whether you are completely new to dance and are looking for a fun way to get fit, then “da” has the class to suit you.


Meet The Team


Emily Teale - Principal


Ballet and Tap

Emily trained at the Royal Academy of Dance which is one of the most prestigious schools in ballet training. After three enjoyable years of training she gained a BA(hons) in Ballet Education. Whilst studying for her degree, Emily completed all three stages of the LRAD qualification, now holding her registered teacher status at the Royal Academy of Dance. Her last examination gained was a Level 4 Diploma in Vocational Graded Examination in Dance: Advanced 2 (ballet).


Emily has been working as a dance teacher (teaching all disciplines) for both theatre schools and prestigious private schools in London and Sussex where she has enjoyed entering students into exams and choreographing for on stage shows.

Emily very much enjoys teaching and aims to inspire all students at ‘da’ with her knowledge of classical history, technique and passion for dance.


Nina Harris

I have a huge passion for creativity and performing and have been dancing since the age of two and a half!


I then went on to complete my three years professional Musical Theatre Training at MEPA and Reynolds Training Academy graduating with a diploma in 2017. To further my training I have recently completed a Creative Practitioner BA Hons degree with Italia Conti.


I absolutely adore all things Performing Arts and love sharing my knowledge and experience by teaching Dance and Musical Theatre to all of my wonderful students. I have been teaching and performing for the past seven years and some of my performing credits include: Dance captain for Siblu parks, Glam dancer on AIDA Cruises and Dancer/Character performer for The Warner Bros. The Polar Express immersive train ride. I am so excited to share my passion for performing with all of my DA students.


Charlotte Foster

Having trained in dance from the age of 3, Charlotte attained all examination grades from Primary through to Majors in Ballet, Tap and Modern with the ISTD.

Charlotte was fortunate to travel the world to perform and compete in competitions on cruise ships, Disneyland Paris and at Dance Excellence in California.

Her formal studies continued for a further 3 years at Tiffany Theatre College where she graduated with a Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre, as well as attaining her DDE in Modern with the ISTD. Since then Charlotte has also attained her DDE in Tap and is a qualified teacher of the ISTD Contemporary Syllabus.

Professionally, Charlotte is frequently seen as a dancer/ model for various Hair & Beauty shows across the country and was a dancer with Dua Lipa at the O2 Brit Awards.

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Jemma Cornwell

Jemma has been dancing since the age of 4 and developed a strong passion for the arts. She went to college to train professionally in all genres before realising her passion was to teach. She then went on to gain her ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern at the CENTRE PAC.


After graduating, she flew out to Grand Cayman to teach full time for a year and a half and has now returned home to continue her teaching career.  


Jemma looks forward to joining the team at ‘DA’ and passing her passion for dance onto all students.

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