Dance Academy Sevenoaks was established by ex professional dancer Margie Rice in 2008 and superseded by Emily Teale in 2020.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, 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
Jo - Contemporary
Kella - Musical Theatre
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.
Jo trained at London Contemporary Dance School and was invited to join their Postgraduate performance group working with many choreographers, including Richard Alston and touring a programme internationally. She has worked professionally as a dancer with Loop Dance Company for 12 years and frequently taught company class during this time. Her teaching work includes West Kent College, London Contemporary Dance School, morning professional class at The Place, Arts Education Tring, Kingston University and Roehampton University. She has choreographed contemporary pieces extensively throughout her career for Loop Dance Company, Kent Youth Ballet, Surrey Youth Ballet and various local ballet schools.
Kella has 17 years of experience as a West End musical theatre performer and most recently held the position of Resident Director on the No1 UK Tour of "We Will Rock You".
Whilst performing, Kella trained and gained her ISTD teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern dance.
Kella has taught in various settings including Mountview, Reynolds and Anthony Clifford Studios and was asked to teach for the Janet Cram awards in both regional heats and London final's.
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