Exim Dance Company Youth Group News!
What an exciting year it has been for Clash!
Last April the group under the direction of Claire from Exim Dance Company decided to continue, with support from the Flavel in Dartmouth, as a performing Youth Dance Company. The group worked hard over the first term with Claire to make up a new routine to perform at Exeter Respect festival and then later at the Dance Showdown in Plymouth.
In September Clash were awarded £200 from the Mars Milk fund which paid for Allen Gorniak a B-Boy from Plymouth’s Street Factory to come and teach the group some Break Dance! The young people LOVED it and used everything Allen taught them to make a new routine for their special performance at View Points 2 in November at the Flavel.
Clash were lucky enough to have three students from Plymouth University come and help out the group for 6 weeks while on their dance leadership placement with Exim. Nicola, Holly and Jasmine had a great time with the group and worked hard on the choreography.
November saw our second annual community dance platform View Points 2. We had performances from SpinDrift Youth, Plymouth based Jail-breakers, Plymouth University Students, Dizansa Dance Company and Dartmouth School of dance. It was wonderful to see so many talented young people performing alongside each other. We can’t wait until next year!
Since January we have ben lucky enough to have been working with Amy Chatwin a placement student from Plymouth University and Steve Hodkinson from Street Factory in Plymouth who are both doing her Dance Leadership Qualification with Exim. The pair have been teaching the group some new moves and choreographing a new routine with them, a mix of Break Dance and Contemporary. The routine will be finished in the next few weeks ready for our first performance on 1st June at Exeter Respect Festival! Image of Clash performing at View Points 2 in November
Clash and Exim would like to thank The Flavel for their continued support, BRNC, Cllr Hillary Bastone and The Mars Milk fund for their financial contributions without which the group would not be able to continue.
For more information about Clash please contact Claire firstname.lastname@example.org