This month our chosen teacher to feature is Sarah Hobson!

Sarah Hobson

Classes Sarah teaches:

What’s your dance background?

As a child I always loved to dance. Funnily enough I never went to organised classes or joined an academy of dance, but would often watch music videos and dance performances and try to copy what I saw. When I was 16, we were offered Street dance as an option to PE in our school. I jumped at the chance to participate. Through this (and the very encouraging teacher) I got involved in performances and assisting the running of classes throughout my last year of secondary school.

From this, I went on to study for my Btec National award in Dance, followed by my BA (Hons) at the University of Chester. I loved getting the chance to study and develop my craft. Learning styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, African and getting the chance to further my knowledge of hip hop/urban styles through extra vocational training. I have continued to do this throughout my career and often take my self up and down the country to various workshops in a range of styles. I definitely like to keep my knowledge of what’s relevant in dance.

After graduating I shortly landed a role within Hype Dance Company, as a teacher, choreographer and performer. I also registered as self employed to be able to set up my own classes and work for other dance companies/academies. I’ve also gained great experience, touring and performing as a featured dancer in theatre productions and working within the commercial industry. Credits for such include; Jonzi D, Rationale, Coca Cola Energy, MTV, Move It!, Break-in’ Convention and Dance Studio Leeds.

What’s your favourite style?

Hmmmmmmm, favourite style? This is a tough question as I am lucky enough to get to work in such a range of diverse styles. i truly love fusion and versatility in dance and generally draw on more than one style for my choreography. However, I would probably have to say Urban dance. This style(s) got me started in the whole process of becoming the dancer I am today and provided me with a sense of freedom in how to move. I’ll always be grateful for that.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

I consider myself so lucky to have never had to think about this, and cannot imagine being anything else other than a dancer. I guess I’d have still gone into the teaching industry in some respect or form, as I truly love seeing people grow and learn.

Where can we find out more about your classes?