Autumn Dance for Wellbeing Playlist by Holly Smith

Artist Insight | 04 October 2023

Our Dance for Wellbeing classes take place across the Royal Borough of Greenwich and into Bexley. This autumn, our Artist in Residence Holly is sharing her playlist so you can feel inspired to get moving too.

“This playlist encompasses each part of our Dance for Wellbeing classes, with music to gently warm up to, songs to explore movement and get creative, and songs for cooling down and reflection.

There are a couple more soulful, well-known songs in there- sometimes just putting on a song we love and moving to it can be the simplest thing to boost our wellbeing – especially when we share that experience with others!

My two favourite songs on the playlist are Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye, and Skins by Andy Monroe – our participants have been loving these and have asked me for their names so they can play them at home.”

Holly Smith

Who's Who

Holly Smith

Holly is a London based dance teacher, producer and administrator. Gaining a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; whilst studying Holly discovered her passion for dance teaching and education through working on childrens classes at Chisenhale Dance Space and Trinity Laban.

After graduating Holly joined the Learning and Participation team at Trinity Laban where she gained a wealth of experience of working in education and community settings with children and young people, including young people with additional needs and disabilities, all the way up to teaching adults, older adults and adults with acquired brain and stroke injuries.

Now a freelance artist, Holly teaches for Trinity Laban, the Royal Academy of Dance, DanceWest, Truefitt Collective and supports classes for Greenwich Dance, working across schools, community classes and private dance studios. Alongside her teaching work Holly is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Truefitt Collective and Associate Programme and Primary Steps Coordinator at the Royal Ballet School and was previously Participation Producer for RISE Youth Dance.

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