22 November 2019 12:50
Silver Swans Licensee, Linda Hesselden, Makes Movers List 2019
Linda Hesselden, a Silver Swans Licensee and member of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), has been chosen to be one of 50 people on the UK’s first Movers List.
Compiled by Lucozade Sport and judged by sports experts and stars including Anthony Joshua and Nikita Parris, the list recognises 50 individuals whose volunteering, charity work or dedication to sport and exercise inspires local communities to move more.
Inspired by assisting her mother in her dance school in the 1970s, Linda Hesselden became a member of the RAD. For over 20 years her community school has taught hundreds of people from pre-school children to men and women in their 80s. She is also a Silver Swans Licensee, who leads a group at her school in Plymouth. Silver Swans is an RAD initiative, which enables students aged 55 and over to learn ballet.
“Dance has a special effect on those who do it for the first time, regardless of age. The smile on their faces is priceless, and it’s that love that motivates me.”
Find out more about the Lucozade Sport Movers List.