Congrats Dave Toole OBE back to listing

Huge congratulations to the dancer Dave Toole on the announcement of his OBE.


Dave has been a pioneering dancer since he gave up his working for the post office many years ago. Renowned for his work with DV8 and Candoco, Dave’s outdoor performances are particularity associated with Stopgap Dance Company – and an unforgettable flight across the arena during the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. Despite the tediously unimaginative headline, this article about Dave is rather enjoyable.

He’s been given the honour to mark his contributions both to dance and for disabled people and he is a brilliantly down-to-earth role-model for both. Dave is currently in hospital, charting his daily progress online with candour and the occasional grumpy outburst, so we thoroughly recommend following him on twitter!