Dance for Wellbeing Playlist

Wellbeing | 06 February 2023


Artist in Residence Holly Smith shares her Dance for Wellbeing Playlist.

Holly’s favourite track is At the Break of Dawn by Jakob Ahlbom. She says “it reminds me of connecting with nature and gives my brain space to reflect and soothe itself – perfect for cooling down at the end of a session and focussing on breathing.

“This playlist gives a real mixture of songs – some for reflection, some for connecting, some for grooving, some for playing – and that’s what I try and aim for in each session”.

Holly leads a Dance for Wellbeing session at Middle Park in Eltham on Wednesdays.

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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Dance for Wellbeing Playlist

Wellbeing | 06 February 2023