In normal circumstances, The Remix company members meet at the Verwood Hub or Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre on Sundays during term time.
Each group has a friendly and inviting atmosphere where disabled and non-disabled young people with a love of performance have fun together.
The Remix East (Verwood) and The Remix West (Weymouth) is for ages 12-19. The Premix is for ages 7-11.
Throughout the pandemic our paramount concern has been the health and wellbeing of our team, artists, participants, audiences and local community. With this in mind, we moved some of The Remix classes online. This continued to provide some creative fun and enrich the sense of community whilst participants remained safely at home during the lockdowns.
Following government guidance on short breaks for young people we were pleased to return to in-person classes in May 2020. We continue to provide a safe environment for our company members and staff team with extra safety measures and precautions in place.
The Remix and The Premix are led by Artistic Director Aimee Hobbs. Aimee is a dance artist and has been working with the company for many years. She is a fantastic tutor, knowing intuitively how to challenge the children and young people yet at the same time ensuring they are supported every step of the way. We also invite theatre and music artists to lead workshops throughout the year, giving our young people a chance to enjoy other art forms.
The care support team is led by Care Manager Kayleigh Millett, who has worked with children and young people for over 10 years. The team have vast experience, many of whom work full-time as teaching assistants in special schools across the county. They all hold DBS enhanced certificates and an emergency first aider is present at all workshops.