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Take a look around our website to see what we're up to and how to get involved Sign up to our email list - and get in touch if you have any questions.

Maiya balances backwards in her white wheelchair crossing one leg over the other. Her mustard blouse and chequered trousers pop out of the vivid red background. She looks directly towards her shiny red patent boots.

Masterclasses

A series of Masterclasses with artists we admire and are inspired by, these are inclusive workshops for every body and every mind.

Our first two Masterclasses are with incredible artists Rosemary Lee and Maiya Leeke, and we're also planning Masterclasses with Pell Ensemble and Stopgap. 

They are supported by Keep Moving. Keep Moving is produced by FABRIC, generously supported by United by 2022, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund through West Midlands Combined Authority.

Photograph of Maiya Leeke by Courtney Lowe. Makeup Artist Faye HJ Cumberbatch 

Our dance classes

Join us for weekly dance classes for all ages, in contemporary technique, creative, exercise, youth dance, street, inclusive classes for learning disabled and non-disabled dancers, seated and gentle dance.

Contemporary technique dance class
Flag designs in bright colours

Working with Ali Pretty and Kinetika

We were incredibly excited to work with artist Ali Pretty and Kinetika.

Ali worked with our children and young peoples' dance classes at Worcester Community Trust Hubs on designs for large-scale silk flags that we used as part of our performance in the parade for Worcester Carnival.

Youth dance performance

Youth Dance

We're developing our youth dance programme to support more young people to get into dance.

We currently have weekly youth classes in Worcester and Tenbury. As well as developing contemporary technique and choreography skills, there are opportunities to perform, work with guest choreographers and dance artists.

2 women dancing outdoors

Making Waves

Making Waves is the new name for our performance company for experienced dancers aged 50 and over, who like to create new work and perform, often in site-specific, outdoor spaces.

The company collaborates with other groups, and works with a variety of choreographers. New dancers are always welcome.

A group of dancers in an inclusive dance class

Inclusive

We have weekly, inclusive dance classes for disabled and non-disabled dancers in Hereford and Worcester.

We can create bespoke projects for schools and colleges inspired by different themes or curriculum-based activities. Schools can be part of local cluster sharings that Dancefest organises or become part of our larger scale performance projects.

Support Us

As a registered charity we rely on funding and donations from our supporters. Every donation made to us is vital to help us continue our work.

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Case Studies

Who takes part in Dancefest's classes and projects?

Find out who comes to our classes, and find how you can get involved with Dancefest.

Arts Award

Dancefest is an Arts Award supporter. Young people can use our classes, workshops and performances to help them gain an Arts Award.

Feedback

Thank you Dancefest for keeping us all dancing........keeps us fit and a brilliant spirit lifter!

Making friends through the process of having fun and performing, doing something I enjoy

Arts Council England Worcester Municipal Charities Baily Thomas Charitable Fund Eveson Charitable Trust United by 2022 Legacy FABRIC People Dancing Professional Member Arts Award Supporter

Dancefest is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and also gratefully receives funding from Worcester Municipal Charities, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, The Eveson Trust, Dumbreck Charity, Albright Grimley Charity, and WA Cadbury Charitable Trust.

Our Masterclass and Stopgap work is part of Keep Moving, which is produced by FABRIC, generously supported by United by 2022, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund through West Midlands Combined Authority.