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Our Story

Dance Academy Sevenoaks was established by ex professional dancer Margie Rice in 2008 and superseded by Emily Teale in 2020.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 our teachers

Emily Teale - Principal

BA hons LRAD ARAD RTS

Ballet and Tap

Emily Teale principal dance academy sevenoaks

Natalie Stroud 

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Charlotte Collini

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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.

Natalie has trained in dance, drama and musical theatre from the age of 3 gaining top grades in all three disciplines. She has worked onstage extensively, appearing as the female lead in shows such as ‘Rent’, ‘Footloose’, ‘West Side Story’ and more. Professional theatre credits include the U.K. tour of ‘Seussical the Musical’, ‘Honk!’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Beauty and the the Beast’. More recently, Natalie has choreographed music videos for Bucks Fizz and acted as resident choreographer for the TV series ‘That was then, this is now’. Having taught for over ten years, Natalie is hugely excited to have joined the DA team and hopes to inspire her students to be the best performers they can be. 

Charlotte has been dancing since the age of three in a variety of dance styles including jazz, ISTD modern, RAD ballet and contemporary, all completed to advanced level.

At Warwick University she was the dance teacher and competition choreographer for advanced jazz and taught the all levels class. Charlotte was also the head of teaching for the university dance team, responsible for teacher appointment and dance class management. 

Charlotte has competed in inter-university competitions for ballet and jazz, danced alongside the English Youth Ballet and performed at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival. As a former student of 'da' Charlotte looks forward to passing her passion for dance on to the next generation of 'da' students.

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