Vision

To transform our world through dance. 


Mission

We use the power and joy of dance to enhance people’s lives; in schools, communities, on the streets and in rural spaces.

Purposes

  • Inspire, challenge and educate 

  • Support artists and develop talent

  • Improve health and well-being

  • Enable anyone to take part, facilitating everyday creativity 

  • Build cultural ambition for Herefordshire and Worcestershire 

Values

Our work is shaped and informed by our values:

  • Taking pride in the people we work with and the quality of our work
  • Treating everyone equally, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability, and working to support both cultural diversity and social inclusion
  • Believing that anyone can dance, regardless of age, ability, experience or background
  • Being friendly, responsive and collaborative, as well as professional, in our work
  • Adopting an holistic approach to our participants, by supporting their well-being and personal development alongside their creative aspirations
  • Operating as an open, flexible and listening organisation, always receptive to new ideas, approaches and partnerships
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.