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Emily Hepworth

Welcome to Dance First

My love for dance started at the tender age of 3. This passion intensified as I attended weekly classes at a local dance school learning ballet, modern and tap. On leaving school I then went on to train full-time at The Centre Performing Arts College in London with Karen King, graduating with a full DDE teaching qualification from the ISTD in ballet, tap and modern. Over the past few years I have been teaching at many local dance schools in Surrey gaining 100% pass rate for all students that I have submitted for examinations.


In January 2013, I opened Tatsfield Village School of Dance. My wish is to inspire a love of dance to flourish amongst a new generation of young students. The School caters for girls and boys aged 3 years and above and offers a variety of dance genres including Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Acro Dance. 


I also run some adult classes too! A fun adult tap class in Westerham. Click here for full details. And Ballet Fitness Class in Tatsfield. This a great total body workout for adults of all ages and fitness.


Additionally, I am also a fully qualified pilates instructor (Polestar Pilates) in London. Pilates emphasises the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient and graceful movement. Everyone from 3 to 93 (and beyond!) can benefit from Pilates. Check out my current Pilates classes in Tatsfield and Westerham here. 


To ensure that I am constantly upgrading my knowledge and skills, I attend regular dance courses and masterclasses and I am currently working towards my Licentiate with Cathy Stevens to further my professional development and qualifications.


If you would like any further information about any of my classes I would love to hear from you so please get in touch!

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Emily Hepworth DDE


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