Education

Dancefest in Education 2019

‘The children loved it, especially the children who sometimes struggle to engage with others. Several of the quieter children improved in confidence throughout the programme and this was really pleasing to see.’ Teacher, Tenbury Primary Academy

What we offer

  • After school dance clubs - 6 or 12 week x 1 hour sessions.
  • Primary Performance Projects - Dancefest’s experienced dance leaders delivering workshops in your school over 5/6 weeks, with opportunities for CPD.
  • Primary Sharing Projects - Creative dance KS1 and 2 projects, 6 weeks x 1 hour creating a class dance on a curriculum linked theme leading to a sharing hosted by a local secondary school.
    • Worcestershire borders – sharing host Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, Thursday 14 February
    • North Herefordshire - sharing host Queen Elizabeth High School, Bromyard, Thursday 11 April
  • KS3 choreographic projects - Create a class dance in 6 x 1 hour sessions.
  • GCSE and BTEC Dance - Workshops for GCSE and BTEC Dance students in choreography and performance units, focusing on technique, performance skills and solo, duo or group compositions.

Dancefest in Education & Worcestershire School Games Festivals
A performance platform for class or club work from students in primary, middle, high and special schools.

Find out more about the Festivals

Come Travel with Me
A day of participatory movement and visual arts that takes place in and around our 'dance yurt’. It's suitable for special and primary schools, and the yurt can be erected in your school hall or a suitable outdoor space. Based on the book ‘We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt’ by Steve Metzger, Come Travel with Me explores the world of trees.

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Arts Award
Dancefest is a registered Arts Award Supporter and has a range of activities and opportunities to help pupils complete Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Find out more

School Sports Premium
We can advise how to use your School Sports Premium effectively. Find out more

Get in touch 

If you'd like to find out more about any of our work in education, please get in touch with our Dance Development Team: 

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“Dancefest have been working with us for several years now. Their performances provide inspiration to both the boys and girls. Their well organised and stimulating workshops keep pupils of all ages and abilities engaged and achieving.” Teacher, Earl Mortimer College, Leominster

"I have seen our children grow in confidence - and feel quite comfortable with performing in front of others. They always have fun and are totally engaged - and that's vitally important." Headteacher, Shobdon Primary School

"It was fantastic to be able to interpret a story into a dance - with our own ideas. It's not just a 'girlie' thing and that's important!"  Year 5 pupil

"The children were all engaged throughout the 5 weeks and given the opportunity to take ownership of the dance and use their ideas. Several of the quieter children improved in confidence throughout the programme." KS2 teacher

Useful guide - Dance Education, a guide for Governors and Trustees

A useful guide developed in partnership with Arts Council England, One Dance UK and the National Governors Association.

You can browse or download Impulse to Move, Dancefest's Education Menu (PDF)