Let us introduce you to our dance teachers.

Some are part of Dancefest Dance Development Team and some work for us a freelance teachers, as part of their work as dance artists across the region,

Click on the links below to find out about their training and experience, so you'll know a little more about the person teaching your dance class.

Beth Andrews

Beth is a freelance dance practitioner, teaching some of our adult classes including Chance to Dance and Dancefit. Her work with has ranged from Parents and Wobblers, Mini Movers, community dance clubs and project work.

Elizabeth Crosswell 

Elizabeth teaches many classes for Dancefest including Rock Chance to Dance. She also teaches extensively and manages our work with adults.

Enid Gill

Enid has worked within contemporary dance for over 25 years, originally training at London Contemporary Dance School then dancing for inspirational choreographers including Jane Dudley, Janet Smith and Angela Woodhouse.

Michele Holder

Michele is Dancefest's Dance Development Team Leader for Access and Inclusion.

Marie Oldaker

Marie is a freelance choreographer, creative dance practitioner and arts project coordinator with over twenty five years’ experience working in community and education contexts.

Cassie Rivett

Cassie delivers KS2 primary dance in education projects for Dancefest. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA Hons in Dance and Theatre Arts, and qualified as a secondary teacher in 1999. 

Clare Wood

Clare teaches lots of Dancefest classes including Contemporary for adults. She is also Dancefest's Dance Development Team Leader for Young People, developing projects for young dancers throughout the region. 

Janene Wyatt

Janene teaches most of our classes in Herefordshire and all of our classes in Tenbury. She is Dance Development Team Leader for Children.

Would you like to teach for Dancefest?

We're always pleased to hear from freelance dance workers so get in touch if you'd like to work with Dancefest.

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.