Big Dance Fortnight

Dancefest's Big Dance Fortnight 
Saturday 8 - Sunday 23 July

Find out how you can take part this summer

Dancefest believes that everyone is a dancer. Big Dance Fortnight highlights and celebrates the work we do with people of all ages throughout the year.

Big Dance Picnic
Saturday 8 July, 12 noon, 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.

Ledbury Poetry Festival
Sunday 9 July. Dancefest’s Elevate Junior Youth Dance Company, Chance to Dance Company for dancers aged 50+, DFA (Dancefest Adults) and Hereford DFY (Dancefest Youth) have created new dance inspired by poetry, and they’ll be dancing on Ledbury High Street at around 3pm.

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.

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.

Quiet Revolution
Saturday 22 July at Watch Out Worcester and Sunday 23 July, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm, South Lawn, National Trust Croome, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW. Two of Dancefest’s performance groups, DFA and Chance to Dance Company, come together to perform a stirring and poignant piece of dance theatre that highlights how the First World War fundamentally changed the roles of women.

Would you like to be a steward at one of our Big Dance Fortnight events?

We're particularly looking for people to help out at our Big Dance Picnic and Watch Out Worcester. If you'd like to help out please get in touch with Paul at and he can tell you more.

Some of Dancefest's previous performances

Chance to Dance Company and Friends, performances by our Chance to Dance groups and invited guests Growing Older (Dis)Gracefully Dance, 18 March 2017
Vista, a 'dance walk' at National Trust Croome on 16 & 17 July 2016.
2-17 July 2016 was our Big Dance Fortnight. You can see photos of some of these events on our Facebook page.
The Magical Umbrella, a dance, film and live music project by disabled and non-disabled dancers and musicians on 22 & 23 March 2016.
Quiet Revolution, an outdoor performance about the quiet social revolution during WW1, when women were fighting the Great War on their own doorstep and discovered a new sense of purpose, unity and liberation.
12 Moves, a two and half year Dancing for the Games project that got Worcestershire Dancing in 2010-2012.
Nurture, at the site of the old Worcester Royal Infirmary.
Dear Heart, a site specific performance for the Commandery in Worcester.
Forbidden: A Tale of Love and War at Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire.
Ashes to Ashes at St Swithun's Church in Worcester.

Vista from Dancefest on Vimeo.