In this episode, I speak to dancer, choreographer, and creative entrepreneur Tom Hobden. Tom is an accomplished dancer and founder of Unit a dance company on a mission to get everybody dancing. Tom also works in care homes and we talk about the positive effect music and dancing can have on people with dementia. The pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health and we speak about how dancing can bring people together and feel more connected.
Originally from Sudbury in Suffolk Tom has carved a 20 year reputation as an energised, smiley dance motivator who has worked with many leading dance organisations in the UK, including Royal Opera House, Sadlers Wells, Royal Ballet School, New Adventures, Studio Wayne MacGregor, Ballet Boyz, Trinity Laban and Dance East amongst others. He is a choreographer, dancer, qualified educator, mentor and award-winning national leader in community dance practice. He holds a BA in performing arts, an MA in choreography, is a Clore graduate, Guildhall creative entrepreneur and most importantly an embarrassing dancing dad. He is known for his enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge in dance, digital and business and his infectious ability to communicate dance to everyone.
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