Our summer term has just begun and there's still time to book on to a class.

Dance classes for all ages

We run over 30 weekly classes across Herefordshire and Worcestershire for all ages and this term many will be working towards our Big Dance Fortnight of performances.

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Summer 2017 projects

Develop and Deepen - Improvers and Advanced Contemporary Classes (18+)
Thursdays 4 May, 1 June & 6 July, 7.15-8.30pm, Riverside, University of Worcester, Hylton Road, St John’s, WR2 5JN. A series of classes designed for more experienced dancers looking to develop and deepen their contemporary dance practice. Led by a series of highly experienced practitioners from Dancefest and the University of Worcester

DFA (Dancefest Adults) (18+)
Rehearsals from Sunday 7 May and then fortnightly, Dancefest, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN. Performance at Ledbury Poetry Festival on 9 July, Watch Out Worcester on 22 July and National Trust Croome on 23 July. Performance group for experienced dancers with a sense of adventure who enjoy the creative process and like performing in unusual spaces.

Chance to Dance Company (50+)
Rehearsals from Sunday 7 May and then fortnightly, working towards performances at Ledbury Poetry Festival on 9 July and at National Trust Croome on 23 July. A company for experienced dancers aged 50 and over, who like to create, experiment and who have a passion to perform.

Our summer 2017 classes brochure

Summer dance fun

Hereford River Carnival Mappa Mundi Project
Mappa Mundi performance, Friday 28 April, Hereford Cathedral, HR1 2NG River Carnival Saturday 29 April, on and around the Wye. Dancefest's Elevate and Elevate Junior Youth Dance Companies take part in an outdoor, site specific performance based on stories within Hereford Cathedral’s curious map and in Hereford's River Carnival

Dancefest Day Out
Saturday 27 May. Join us on our Dancefest social to watch Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Milonga at Birmingham Hippodrome, inspired by late night tango parties, with a contemporary twist. We'll spend the day in Birmingham, perhaps visiting an art gallery and having a bite to eat before the performance.

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Sunday 9 July. Dancefest’s Elevate and Elevate Junior Youth Dance Companies, Chance to Dance Company for dancers aged 50+, DFA (Dancefest Adults) and Hereford DFY (Dancefest Youth) have created new dance inspired by poems and they’ll be dancing on the high street and in outdoor spaces around the town.

Big Dance Picnic
Saturday 8 July, 12 noon-3pm, Cripplegate Park, Tybridge St, Worcester WR2 5BA. Bring a picnic and a blanket to this afternoon of dance and music, with performances by our children’s dance groups and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Dancing
Thursday 13 July, 7pm, Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ. A dance performance by students in primary, secondary and further education, celebrating excellence in dance in education throughout the county.

Goldstar
Tuesday 18 July, 2pm, Burford House Garden Store, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8HQ Over 130 children from Herefordshire and Worcestershire schools perform dance inspired by children's literature moving through the gardens as much-loved stories are brought to life through dance.

Watch Out Worcester
Saturday 22 July, from 12 noon Worcester City Centre. A new free event for the city. Theatre, dance, music, spoken word and visual arts in outdoor and unusual spaces, created and performed by local and visiting artists and companies.

Support us

A regular or one off donation however small is gratefully received and will support Dancefest’s continuing contribution to the cultural life of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 

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If you'd like to discuss ways you can support Dancefest with absolutely no pressure to commit, please contact Melissa Porter.

Youth Dance
We have lots of classes and projects for young people and audition each year for our youth dance companies. We provide information, support and performance opportunities for young dancers and choreographers.

Arts Award
Dancefest is an Arts Award supporter. Young people can use our classes, workshops and performances to help them gain an Arts Award.

Big Jigsaw - Access and Inclusion
Big Jigsaw is Dancefest's access and inclusion project and aims to challenge, surprise and push boundaries in integrated dance, working with disabled and non-disabled performers of all ages.

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