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Workshops & Residencies

With experience in delivering workshops across all stages of education, Exim are able to offer a full creative learning package that can be tailored to suit your needs or the needs of your organisation. Workshops could cover:


  • Inclusive practice
  • Choreography
  • Technique (including Contact Improvisation)
  • Creative work using the companies’ repertoire
  • Working with lighting
  • Working with musicians
  • Professional development: including management skills and career talks.


Workshops are welcomed before or after performances.


In addition to our normal workshop programme we are extremely keen to work with groups local to venues that include disable people. Most specifically Etch has been created with the need of disabled people in mind. We would therefore welcome the opportunity to work with any suitable groups prior to the performance, possibly in the performance space to, be able to include a touch tour or a workshop, where visually impaired audience members can engage in the class, helping them access the performance.


All company members are experienced practitioners with an enhanced CRB.

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Read about Co-founder Claire Summers' journey with Plymouth University here.


Read Plymouth University's interview with Creative Director Laura Henry here.


Read about Jade Poole winning Intern of the year 2015 here and here.

Information Packs
For Schools

Exim Dance Company C.I.C. is a professional touring Dance Theatre Company based in the South West of England who are deeply embedded in the dance community of Plymouth. Exim are building a strong reputation for our work in Plymouth schools both through our work within the curriculum and our after school clubs. Because of this we have put together a number of packages for schools to simplify how we can work with you to strengthen dance in your school. In addition to these packages we can also offer dance leadership qualifications for students over the age of 14. Any of these packages can be modified to suit your needs and  budgets, for more information please contact admin@eximdance.org.uk

If you are working within an SEN, special education or intervention based setting, and you are interested in working with Exim, please contact us via email.

If you represent a primary or secondary school, and you are interested in working with Exim, please click here to download our educational information pack.

“Thanks to Exim Dance we are able to provide Dance and Movement workshops to our young adults here in Hannahwood. These workshops enable the adults to express themselves creatively which due to their physical difficulties is not always easy, whilst being supported to learn new skills and in a multi-sensory environment. These sessions are so valuable and we are extremely grateful to Exim for being able to provide them for us each month!”  - Bex Marshall, Activities and Events Manager (Dame Hannah Rogers Trust)

“Suzanne Sparrow English Language School has been working with Exim Dance company for a few years now. They provide contemporary dance workshops to many of our students throughout the year, as part of our activity programme.

I am eternally grateful to Laura and her team for the energy and enthusiasm that they bring to each and every workshop. At our school we conduct a lot of feedback research, to monitor the wellbeing of our students, which is important in ensuring all students are enjoying their time with us; Exim Dance Company’s workshop is consistently rated in the top 3 highest scorers in student satisfaction.

Recently I approached Laura and her team to see if they could provide some business focused workshops for several groups of international business students. I was very impressed by the high standard of Exim’s delivery of these presentations, and is something that we have now added to our business studies programme.

It’s a pleasure to work with Laura and her team at Exim Dance Company.” - Shayne House,  Marketing & Communications Manager (Suzanne Sparrow English Language School)