Dancefest in Education

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're continuing to work with schools and colleges - both in school and online

A Little LIFT! - free dance class videos

4 x 30 minute pre-recorded EYFS and Primary-focused dance videos for children (and teachers and families!). Please email Janene and she'll send you the videos, with different dances to learn, share and enjoy.

Email Janene for your free videos

Our Carbon Footprint

Bringing our new dance theme, Our Carbon Footprint, to primary schools - 6 creative curriculum dance sessions in your school, with opportunities for CPD and a sharing at a host school.

Find out more about Our Carbon Footprint

Reimagine Inclusive

A dance, photography and film project for special schools, culminating in a virtual SEND Dance Festival on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 March.

As part of its 30th anniversary year, Dancefest and infuseDANCE have been working with lots of people to creatively reimagine different places and spaces, which will result in an outdoor exhibition in Worcester in spring 2021. Now is your chance to get involved and add your photographs and films to be shared at the virtual SEND Dance Festival.

Find out more about Reimagine Inclusive

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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Our education menu

  • After school dance clubs - 6 or 12 week x 1 hour sessions.
  • Primary Performance Projects - workshops in your school over 5/6 weeks, with opportunities for CPD.
  • Primary Sharing Projects - 6 weeks x 1 hour creating a class dance on a curriculum theme, leading to a sharing hosted by a local secondary school.
  • KS3 choreographic projects - Create a class dance in 6 x 1 hour sessions.
  • How to create a whole class dance - KS1-3 but can be tailored to KS4. CPD session on creating a class dance for festivals - choosing and developing ideas, starting points for movement.
  • GCSE and BTEC Dance - Workshops in choreography and performance units, focusing on technique, performance skills, and solo, duo or group compositions.
  • SEND projects using different themes or curriculum-based activities.

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

Using Pupil Premium Effectively
We can create bespoke workshops for schools and children supported through Pupil Premium, or you can choose from our menu of key stage and curriculum based projects. Find out more

Education feedback

“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

"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

"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 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 CE Primary Academy

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.