Dancefest is the West Midlands hub for Big Dance, working on The Big Dance Pledge on 16 May and Big Dance Week, 5-13 July

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Dancefest Projects

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Dancefest employs a number of dance artists who are available to lead work in a variety of settings in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

We offer creative, contemporary, choreographic and street workshops. These can be anything from one-off sessions to residencies and are designed to meet the needs of the group.

For more information and to discuss a potential project in more detail, contact Rose Beeston,  

Current Projects

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Big Dance

Dancefest is the West Midlands lead organisation for Big Dance and we are pleased to be working with colleagues from across the region to organise events for Big Dance Week, 5-13 July 2014. more...

Workshops and Projects

We run regular and diverse special workshops for all ages, often led by guest artists or visiting dance companies. Sometimes they are a one-off, sometimes they are linked to a project or a performance. more...

Dance in Education

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We offer a wide range of work for all Key Stages, and in further and higher education, from one off sessions to longer projects and performances. We also run INSET training and CPD for teachers.


A wide range of work for all Key Stages and further and higher education. We also offer CPD for teachers through the Worcestershire Dance Teachers network more...

Worcestershire Dance Teachers

Regular CPD sessions and networking for teachers with responsibility for dance, undergraduates and dance practitioners. more...

Examples of projects

  • After school projects with school clusters resulting in a sharing of work.

  • Jigsaw, an integrated dance project initiated in Herefordshire with The Music Pool, culminating in a performance at The Courtyard, Hereford. It is a biennial event and 2009 saw an exciting development into Worcestershire and a sharing of work was produced at No 8 in Pershore. The project will continue to develop across the two counties.

  • The Youth Dance Tour in Herefordshire, where 120 young people from youth groups, school groups and local youth dance companies come together to tour a performance to three local high schools.

Project Archive

Site specific performances involving intergenerational dance groups, including Ashes to Ashes at St Swithun's Church in Worcester and Hellens Manor in Herefordshire.

Large scale performances with over 100 school and community performers alongside professional dancers. These have included Dreams and Ruin at Witley Court, Worcestershire in 2005 and Forbidden: A Tale of Love and War at Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire in 2008.
Dear Heart, a site specific performance for the Commandery in Worcester

Nurture, using dance, film and text to reflect on the transition of a building from hospital to university; two institutions that each in their own way provide care, education and transformation.
12 Moves, a two and half year Dancing for the Games project that got Worcestershire Dancing.

Visit our YouTube channel to see some of our work