Making Waves – Martha Scholefield

I am currently nearing the end of my second year at Plymouth University, studying BA Dance Theatre. I started my role as an assistant practitioner and ambassador back in June 2016 when the Making Waves project was set up. I have recently finished a term of assisting the Practitioners at the Monday evening classes, which run weekly for young people in the Plymouth area. … More Making Waves – Martha Scholefield

End of Apprenticeship – Tam Mildren

So I have six days left until I finish my apprenticeship with Exim Dance Company and time has flown by. to date I have completed all my units at college and these have all been signed off by my tutor. I am also on target to completed in the next week or two. I have also taught and assisted in 100 classes and 102 children. Which is 101 hours in total. I have enjoyed all the classes I have taught and assisted with, they are all challenging in a positive way and I have seen both the children and adult grow and develop so much in the short space of time that I have been working with them and I am looking forward to continuing to see this improvement as I carry on with Exim Dance Company one day a week when I finish. … More End of Apprenticeship – Tam Mildren

Making Waves – Assistant Practitioner Kaitlyn Howlett Reflects

I have been working as an Assistant Practitioner on the Making Waves project for nearly a year now alongside 9 other students. This project aims to increase awareness of higher education in youths and employs university students to lead this learning through different teaching scenarios. So far I have loved every moment of this project and feel that is largely based on how the project has been organised and because I truly believe in the need and positive outcome of the project. … More Making Waves – Assistant Practitioner Kaitlyn Howlett Reflects

End of term reflection – Lydia Baldchin

I’ve been a busy dancing bee over the last term and loving every second of it.

Recently I have had the chance to get more involved with Exim classes by assisting and leading at Devonport High School for Girls and Widewell Primary School. It was great being at Devonport High School for Girls. We created a dance piece based on styles from 1940s/1950s for a show that the 6th forms were putting together. The girls worked hard to learn new choreography from the era creating their own partner phrases and learning our phrases that had a contemporary twist to it. They did us proud when performing at the dance show ‘Dancing Through the Decades’. … More End of term reflection – Lydia Baldchin