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Big Dance needs you!

Calling all Plymouth dancers, would you like to be a part of the Plymouth Big Dance flash mob on 12 July at the Piazza? This is part of the national Big Dance weekend where across the country people come together to celebrate dance.

Exim Dance Company has been asked by Pavilion Dance South West and Plymouth Dance to lead a mass participation dance in partnership with Plymouth Library Service for the Summer Reading Challenge. We will be running workshops so you can learn and help create the dance which will then be performed on 12 July at 3pm. Within the workshops we will be stepping into a Mythical World, filled with engaging games, and creative adventures to get you moving and reading as part of this year’s Summers Reading Challenge – Mythical Maze.

There are a number of ways you can get involved:

If you are a teacher:

Come along to our twilight session at Street Factory Studios on 2 July at 4pm-5.30pm. Then you can teach the dance on to your students so they can participate on 12 July.

To book please contact

If you are a Primary School:

Please contact us, as we may be able to come out to your school to lead a free workshop for your students. The aim of the workshop is to inspire children age 4 to 11 to experience something new, whilst encouraging reading and dance.

If you are a young person ages 4-11:

We will be leading a week of workshops at different Libraries across Plymouth. Please see below for more details and for booking:

  • 7 July 4pm – 5pm Plympton Library
  • 8 July 4pm -5pm Devonport Library
  • 9 July 4pm – 5pm Plymstock Library
  • 10 July 4pm – 5pm St Budeaux Library

Saturday 12 July

  • 10am Workshop 1 at Central Library
  • 11.30am Workshop 2 at Central Library

Children taking part can dress up as a mythical creature if they want to. You can find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge here:

Booking is recommended for all of the library workshops as numbers are limited, you can visit our eventbrite page to book your free place:

For everyone else:

There will be two more workshops on 12 July at the Piazza for anyone of any age who would like to come along and learn the dance and join in at 3pm. Workshop 1 is at 1pm and workshop 2 is at 2pm. No booking is required.

All of these workshops are free of charge to promote the Summer Reading Challenge. 

There will be lots of fantastic performances on the day from local youth groups in between the workshops so please do come down to the Piazza from 12:30pm to cheer them on!

Schedule for 12 July:

  • 10am Workshop 1 at Central Library
  • 11.30am Workshop 2 at Central Library
  • 12.30pm over to the Piazza
  • 12.45pm Performance from Street Factory
  • 1pm Workshop 1 at the Piazza
  • 1.45pm Performance from Rhythm City
  • 1.55pm Performance from Wheelfever
  • 2pm Workshop 2 at the Piazza
  • 2.45pm Performance from ADAPT
  • 2.50pm Performance from Attik Youth
  • 3pm Big Dance all together 

See you there!

Exim Dance Company CIC


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