What a busy four weeks Exim Dance Company has had!
Exim Dance Company had the opportunity to be part of the national summer holidays programme ‘Fit and Fed’ through Plymouth City Council Sports Development Unit.
Fit and Fed is a response to the demand of inequalities in holiday hunger, isolation and inactivity.
Exim Dance Company were fortunate to be the only dance company across Plymouth to be involved in the programme. Over the four weeks, 55 young people engaged with Exim Dance Company and took part in various activities at our programme based at Plymouth School of Creative Arts.
Each week, the young people took part in Yoga, Contemporary, Street Dance, Jazz dance and Singing classes, as well as creating their own choreography. Each week finished with a informal sharing to family and friends.
The young people who attended also took part in other sporting activities with Proactive including trampolining, bouncy castle, bubble football and UV dodgeball/dancing. As well as taking in part in new activities, the young people also took part in a Sugar Smart session where we discovered how much sugar is in the foods we eat daily in order to understand healthy eating and lifestyle. Each day a healthy lunch was provided for free to all young people by catering staff at Plymouth School of Creative Arts.
In the second week of Fit and Fed, Exim Dance Company were approached and filmed by ITV West Country News about the Fit and Fed programme as well as how the company work with young people from areas of deprivation in people. Several young people spoke in the film and said the following:
“Without Exim Dance we would be sat at home doing nothing, it gets you moving and meeting new people!”
Exim Dance Company would like to thank all the young people who were involved, Proactive and Plymouth City Council Sports Development Unit for allowing us to be part of wonderful summer activities programme.
If you would like to find out more about the work Exim Dance Company do, as well as how join our public community classes, get in contact:
Exim Dance Team
Fit and Fed Programme