Dance lessons and projects for schools, colleges and universities and a network for regional dance teachers

Dancefest in Education

We offer a range of work for all Key Stages and in Higher Education and INSET and CPD for teachers throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch with our Dance Development Team below

Schools and colleges mailing list

If you'd like to receive regular information for teachers from us, please subscribe to our mailing list.

You can browse or download Impulse to Move, Dancefest's Education Menu (PDF)

Dance Teachers Networks
Regular networking meetings for teachers with responsibility for dance, undergraduates and dance practitioners.

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.

GCSE and BTEC Dance
We offer workshops in schools for GCSE and BTEC Dance students working on choreography and performance units, focusing on technique and performance skills or inspiring ideas for solo, duo or group compositions. Contact Clare Wood for more information.

Education performances

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.

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.

Useful guide

Dance Education, a guide for Governors and Trustees
A useful guide developed in partnership with Arts Council England, One Dance UK and the National Governors Association.

“Dancefest have been working with us for several years now. Their performances provide inspiration to both the boys and girls. Their well organised and stimulating workshops keep pupils of all ages and abilities engaged and achieving.”
Jackie Langer, Earl Mortimer College, Leominster

"I have seen our children grow in confidence - and feel quite comfortable with performing in front of others. They always have fun and are totally engaged - and that's vitally important."
Vicky Hancock, Headteacher, Shobdon Primary School

"It was fantastic to be able to interpret a story into a dance - with our own ideas. It's not just a 'girlie' thing and that's important!"  Year 5 pupil