Case studies - who takes part in Dancefest classes and projects?

Helen Stallard, the Chair of Dancefest’s board and a Communications Consultant, has been talking to people who come (or used to come) to our classes, to celebrate their achievements and also help other people see how they can get involved with Dancefest.

Click on the names below to find out more.

Becky Chappell

Becky Chappell
Becky has been coming to Dancefest classes for 7 years and hopes to study Dance at university


Jane and Joe

Jane Sandbrook, Grandma to Joe
Jane Sandbrook regularly took her son to dance classes with Rose Beeston in the 1980s and now, thirty years on, brings her 4-year-old grandson Joe to Dancefest’s Parents and Minis class.

Duncan Morriss

Duncan Morriss
Duncan began volunteering with Dancefest in 2012 and later joined Fusion performance group.

Zara Hatt

Zara Hatt
16-year-old Zara is part of Dancefest’s youth company Elevate. She lives near the village of Wigmore in Herefordshire and is currently studying for her A-levels.

Jade Millward

Jade Millward
23 year old Jade Millward is a vibrant member of Dancefest’s Jigsaw Performance Group and has Down’s Syndrome. Her dad Steven explains why Jade loves to dance.

Shelley Haden

Shelley Haden
Shelley has been with Dancefest since the age of 12 and now dances professionally with Rosie Kay Dance Company.

Winifred Reynolds

Winifred Reynolds
Winifred Reynolds attends monthly dance sessions led by Dancefest at Ross Court Care Home in Ross on Wye.