Emma Date, Leeds dance teacher and Director of @titude

Emma began dancing at the age of 2 1/2, training in ballet, tap, modern and jazz at Toni Moss Academy of Dance in Kent, where she also gained her initial teaching experience. During this time, she performed with the Lewis London Ballet on three occasions, as well as competing locally and attending class at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.

She graduated with BA (Hons) Dance from Bretton Hall University in 1998 and started her professional teaching career as a Leeds dance teacher. Over the years she has worked for Leeds/Bradford and Kirklees Council, Bretton Hall University, Idee Fixe Dance Co, Leeds Sports Development Unit, Stagecoach, Syril Academy of Dance, Yorkshire Dance and for 15 years at DAZL.

She has gained 19 years of professional teaching experience, including work in schools & colleges, community projects and dance schools. Providing special needs, curricular and community classes, as well as choreographing regularly for shows, and for Breeze and professional performances.

  • BA Hons Dance
  • Associate Cheerleading IDTA
  • UKCA Cheer dance
  • Acrobatic Arts
  • First Aid
  • Enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • Member of N.A.T.D.

Susan, dance teacher 

I started dancing with Emma from the age of 3 and have loved dance ever since. Now I’m proud to say she’s one of the people that inspired me to pursue dance and go on to achieve a BA Honours Degree in dance, followed by a PGCE.

Throughout university I gained experience teaching students of ages 11-16 years alongside being the president of the dance society and completing a qualification in emergency first aid. I also have an enhanced DBS certificate and am now a certified UKCA coach in urban cheer skills and have recently become a member of the NATD.

I can’t thank Emma enough for the endless support she has given me over the years and now I’m excited to be able to begin my teaching career.