Our autumn term starts on 14 September

Our new brochure is here. Let us know if you'd like us to post you one - or you could join our mailing list to get regular updates.

Take part

Join a class

Dancefest is a dance organisation that runs dance classes for all ages across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Take a look at our class timetable to see what we have for children, young people and adults. You can find out how to book on to a class here.

There are over 30 classes a week, including Parents and Wobblers, Chance to Dance for people aged 55+ and the inclusive Jigsaw Performance Group for disabled and non-disabled dancers. 

Brand new classes 

We have lots of new classes for autumn - Shake It Up for 8-14 year olds in Hereford, with different styles including street and Bhangra, Tenbury Dancemakers for 11-16 who'll be creating a performance for Tenbury Mistletoe Festival, Urban Minis for 7-11 year olds, Urban Boys and Urban Girls for 11+ to learn street and breakdance skills and Chance to Dance for 55+ at Eckington Village Hall. Visit the timetable page to see the full details.

We aim to be a friendly and open place for people who are new to dance to have fun and learn new skills, as well as offering advanced classes and three youth dance companies for experienced dancers.

Get involved

Autumn workshops

Prepare to Power Move (11-21)
Thursday 24 September 5-7pm, The Angel Centre, Worcester. Develop skills in this fast paced and energetic urban dance workshop as Dirty Feet will show you how to safely prepare breakdance power moves and create dance material.

Therapeutic Movement Workshop (18+)
Sunday 27 September, 10am-3pm, University of Worcester. Useful tools and ideas for dance practitioners and teachers when choreographing and dancing with children with profound disabilities.

Tread Gently (18+)
Saturday 3 October, 9.45am-5.15pm and Sunday 4 October times tbc The Fold, Bransford. Choreographer Marie Oldaker leads a make-a-dance-in-a-day workshop.

The Last Frost Fair (all ages)
Sunday 22 November, 9.45am-5.15pm, Dancefest, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN Saturday 28 November, 10am-2pm, rehearsal and performance at Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre. Inspired by winter landscape scenes of the frozen River Thames, this dance-in-a-day creative workshop is for all ages.

Big Jigsaw
Dancefest’s Big Jigsaw project aims to challenge, surprise and push boundaries in integrated dance, working with disabled and non-disabled performers of all ages. There are Jigsaw projects taking place in autumn 2015 and spring 2016.

We also work in residential homes, community centres, schools, universities and arts venues. We perform in unusual and outdoor spaces as well as theatres more...

Performances

Performances

Local theatres let us know about their dance performances and we collect these into a diary. Look out for regular special ticket offers.

DFA Performance Project (18+)
Sundays 11, 25 October, 8 and 29 November, 10am-1pm Dancefest, The Angel Centre, Worcester WR1 3QN. A performance group for dancers with a sense of adventure, this term DFA (Dancefest Adults) are creating a performance for National Mistletoe Day on Tuesday 1 December and Tenbury Mistletoe Festival on Saturday 5 December.

Auditions

Elevate and Elevate Junior are auditioning for new members on 14 September in Hereford.

Youth Dance
We have lots of classes 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.

Education
We offer one-off lessons and longer projects and performances for all Key Stages and further and higher education. We also offer Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers.

Brochure
Here's a link to our autumn brochure online. You'll see it in a rack near you. Let us know if you'd like us to post you one.

 

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