Laura Henry | Corporate Development Coordinator & Tea Dance With a Twist! Practitioner

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Working for Plymouth Dance one day a month as the Corporate Development Coordinator and one of the lead practitioners for the monthly Tea Dance with a Twist! Events my roles and responsibilities are extremely varied from organising the Independent Living Zone to ensure we have a variety of unique local businesses and organisations offering their products and services to the general public .

With just a few weeks to go until we kick start our next batch of Tea Dance with a Twist events, June, Rachel and I are very busy behind the scenes in our Plymouth School of Creative Arts office. We are making sure everything is coming together to make this round of Tea Dance events as successful as our last three. We are very happy that we now have 8 new dates to offer the events to the public in Plymouth at Plymouth Guildhall, first one being the 12th November between 1pm – 4pm.

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Laura Henry|Corporate Development Coordinator

It’s been just over ten months now that I have been working for Plymouth Dance in the role of Corporate Development Coordinator and what a fascinating journey it’s been so far! My position consists of a variety of different activities. As well as the behind the scenes working in the office based at Plymouth School of Creative Arts I venture out a lot to network and meet businesses, organisations and small local companies on a weekly basis.

Here are just a few of my job roles!

  • Creating and maintaining a database of corporate sponsors current and prospective
  • Creating corporate fundraising packages in relation to the work of Plymouth Dance
  • To liaise with and ‘look after’ current and prospective corporate sponsors of Plymouth Dance
  • Attending Corporate events and conferences
  • Co Designing marketing information for projects
  • Bringing in sponsorships deals

Recently I have been heavily involved with the organising for Plymouth Dance’s next big project Tea Dance with a Twist! I have co designed the marketing information and press release that you will have seen all over social media, Plymouth big screen and in local magazines such as Plymouth Shopper & ChamberLink.

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I am the Independent Living Zone advisor for Tea Dance with a Twist! Its my job to make sure that we have several businesses/services and company promoting what they have to offer at the three dates 18th June| 16th July | 13th August

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We currently have a great collection of businesses already booked on for the three events. to name a few; Plymouth Citybus, The Independent Living AdvisorPlymouth Hearing Centre, Frontline Veterans and Plymouth Horizon.

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If you wish to be apart of the Independent Living Zone please do get in touch: laura.henry@plymouthdance.org.uk

I am extremely excited to carry on my role at Plymouth Dance and very much looking forward to the future. As well as my Corporate Development Coordinator role, I have recently received one of the lead practitioner roles for Tea Dance with a Twist! which I’m super excited to begin, as I will be working alongside many wonderfully experienced, community dance practitioners, that I have wanted to work with for a long time. No better way then to bring bright creative people together and let the ideas collide.

Through receiving the practitioner role I have undertaken free training in Dance for Parkinson’s and Dementia and Dance training, to make sure that I am fully trained for the position.

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Laura Francesca Henry

Corporate Development Coordinator