January Newsletter



The deadline for the Board of Directors finishes today!


We’ve listened, we’ve heard and we’re extending our deadline for the recruitment of our board of directors…

See below for further information

Exim Dance Company is looking to recruit new board members to help drive and support the company moving forward as part of our organisational development phase.

We are particularly interested and encourage applicants from:

  • Local members of the Plymouth community
  • First-time young people board of directors 18+
  • Freelance artists 18+
  • People of the global majority
  •  Disabled people

Exim Dance is committed to being an inclusive organisation and we are seeking applicants from a range of backgrounds. It is a priority that you have extensive knowledge of Plymouth or live in the city.


Visit our website vacancies page. Where you can also access our board recruitment pack, application form and the equality and diversity form.

Key Dates

Informal chat: If you are thinking about applying but have questions – then get in contact with our Artistic Director, laura@eximdance.org.uk

Application deadline: 5pm on Tuesday 1st February 2022

Click the link below to go to our vacancies page:




Young People’s Timetable

Along with the new year, we have welcomed our new young people’s timetable!

7 FREE sessions for young people ranging from 4 – 28 (up to 25 with disabilities) 

 If you’re in the Stonehouse, North Prospect or Keyham area these sessions are on your doorstep! 

Keyham Communities Together

We have begun our NEW weekly dance session within the community of Keyham as part of our Communities Together Project. It was lovely to welcome and meet young people from Keyham and Chloe looks forward to working with you all more over the next few months.

If you are interested or know a young person who may be interested in joining the weekly Keyham Communities Together sessions please email classes@eximdance.org.uk or call 07864168663

Check out our timetable below


Funding news!

We want to say a big thank you to National Lottery  Community Fund for providing us with funding for the 12 months

With this funding, we will be able to support & collaborate with external wellbeing practitioners in the delivery of a variety of wellbeing activities such as Yoga, Meditation and Art Therapy

Read below to find out more about our Women in Mind project

Enhance your physical and mental wellbeing by partaking in engaging movement activities and wraparound health services. Improving positive overall wellbeing.

FREE sessions for those who identify as women and are 18+

Weekly sessions, Thursday 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Oxford House Creative Hub

FROM Friday 28th January – weekly sessions, Friday 10am – 11am at Oxford House Creative Hub

For more information, or to sign up:

Email: laura@eximdance.org.uk

Call: 07864168663


As well as this, we are thrilled to have received funding from the Keyham Community Sparks Grant, we are one of nine successful projects. 

We can’t wait to continue to deliver our services in the Keyham area. We have lots of exciting things to come! 



Bathroom revamp

Exim’s intern Beth has been busy transforming our bathroom at Oxford House Creative Hub by creating beautiful abstract art murals for everyone to enjoy.

We love how colourful and joyful it is. We’ve received such positive feedback already.

It’s so important to us that people feel safe and relaxed in every room across the building.

Let us know what you think – we would love to hear any additional feedback!


We were featured in a blog by Sport and Recreational Alliance

At the start of the month, we were featured in the Sport & Recreational Alliance blog by the CEO – Lisa Wainwright. 

The article featured our impact and the vital role sport & recreation plays on loneliness in the community. 

Our community outreach is continuing to develop and extend further across areas of Plymouth. Check out some statistics we have gathered below!

74.6% of participants have noted improved confidence

83.3% have improved physical health

86.1% have improved emotional well-being

60.3% have increased aspirations.

Thank you, once again to Sport Recreational Alliance for recognising the work we are delivering weekly.

Check out the blog by clicking here!


Save the date for Scratch Night!

Our next Scratch Night will be held on Friday 11th March 2022, 7:30pm, at Oxford House Creative Hub 

We are looking for local artists to share their work, we encourage and welcome all art forms – no matter the level or stage of the process! 

If you would like to register your interest in sharing your work, please get in touch: oxfordhousecreativehub@gmail.com

To acquire a FREE in-person ticket, please click here. 

If you can’t join us in person, please head over to our Facebook page, where there will be live streaming of the event. 

Click here to go to our Facebook page! 


Another date for the diary!

Traverse Youth Dance Platform is taking place on Saturday 2nd April 2022!

We are putting out an open call out to local youth dance organisations in Cornwall, Plymouth and Devon.

Follow the link here to apply!

Application deadline: Friday 18th February 2022


Family Movement Session

Chloe and Hayley had a great time facilitating our last Family Movement Session.

Our next session will be taking place on Monday 21st February 2022, 10am at Oxford House Creative Hub.

Check out our wonderful images captured by Brett Lockwood!

To book your FREE place for Family Movement Sessions in February 2022, please click here.

For any further enquiries please email:




We have kick-started our weekly virtual dance session with Mencap for 2022. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces, but to also welcome a few new faces to the sessions!

Chloe and Beth look forward to working with the group over the next few months on creating their own group dance together!

Movement for All

Movement for All sessions have begun for 2022  and have even moved to Oxford House Creative Hub! We had a jam-packed session, welcoming lots of new people!

Chloe and Beth are very much looking forward to working and dancing with you all over the next few months!

College Road – With Flying Colours

Kaitlyn and Hayley have been delivering sessions in College Road as part of the With Flying Colours project. We have had a particular focus on introducing the group to creative/collaborative and creating short term and long term goals to work towards in sessions each week.