Arts Award

Dancefest is a dance organisation based in Worcester, working in creative and contemporary dance across Herefordshire and Worcestershire

We're a registered Arts Award Supporter and have a range of activities and opportunities to help you complete your Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

We work with young people aged 5-25 within the formal education sector as well offering over 30 weekly classes across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, having three youth companies and leading projects in schools, colleges and universities as well as in community settings, such as residential homes.

Some Supporter events are free or provided at subsidised rates.

If you're doing a Discover or Explore Arts Award contact Janene Wyatt, Dancefest’s Development Team Leader for Children.

If undertaking a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award contact Clare Wood, Dancefest’s Development Team Leader for Young People.

Find out about what other young people are doing and take a look at the case studies on the Arts Award website


Arts Award Discover is designed for ages 5 and above but is open to anyone aged up to 25.

More about Discover


Arts Award Explore is designed for ages 7 and upwards but is open to anyone aged up to 25.

More about Explore


Bronze Arts Award is for ages 11 and upwards but is open to anyone aged up to 25.

More about Bronze


Silver Arts Award is designed for ages 14 and above, but is open to anyone over 11.

More about Silver


Gold Arts Award is designed for ages 16 and above but is open to anyone over 11. Young people gain a Level 3 qualification and 35 UCAS points.

More about Gold


Arts Award Supporter

Young people can use our classes, projects, performances and youth dance platforms to help them gain Arts Award.

Arts Award is a national qualification which supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

Through Arts Award young people aged 7-25 are encouraged to enjoy the arts, develop creative and leadership skills, and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Doing an Arts Award develops creative and communication skills, and the ability to lead projects. An Arts Award is useful when looking for further education and job opportunities - in the arts and other fields.

Arts Award assesses how young people develop in their chosen arts activities rather than in the achievement of a pre-determined skill level. The Award has two strands - arts practice and arts leadership.

Young people gather evidence of their creative and skills development which they present as a portfolio in any format.

Young people can work towards Arts Award within, outside and beyond school or college.