Holly Hilder


Administration and Reception
Technical Teacher

Dance Experience

I started dancing when I was 10, picking up more and more classes each year until I eventually joined the first Troupe DC ever had! Since then, I have done many competitions and competed in group, duo and solo sections. I have also performed at brainstorm for a cure, a prestigious charity event in which there were more than 800 guests.

Teaching Experience

I have been teaching for a few years. I’ve taught Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz.

Q&A with Holly

What got you into teaching?

I got into teaching because I have such a passion for dancing and I really wanted to share that with others.

What styles of dance do you teach?

Jazz, contemporary and ballet

What is your favourite group to teach?

I love teaching 4-6 and 8-12

What is your style of teaching?

I would say my style of teaching is very friendly while also being extremely attentive to detail because it’s the little things that can make a world of difference in technique or choreography.

What inspires you when it comes to choreographing?

I find the music often tells you what to do so I don’t have to think about it too hard.

What do you love most about dance?

How free you feel when you throw yourself into a dance routine.

What do you love most about teaching?

I truly love watching kids improve or finally getting a move they’ve been working on for so long! It’s extremely rewarding.

What are your top tips for students to get the most out of class?

Don’t worry about what other people think; you may think you look weird or bad doing certain moves but you don’t! It’s all about confidence. That will carry you a long way.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is definitely snacking! I can snack anything at anytime!

Who has been the biggest influence on your life?

Definitely my parents; they have shaped me completely as a person and I couldn’t possibly love them any more than I already do.

Tell us about your personal fashion style.

I don’t know if I really have a specific style but I do love the classic white top, black jeans paired with a nice coat or leather jacket and some boots.

What’s your favourite quote?

Bravery is not the absence of fear.

Where would you go on your dream holiday?

I would either go all around Europe or to the French Polynesia