Education

Dancefest in Education

"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

What we offer

  • 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 - Creative dance KS1 and 2 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, which can be run in your school - choosing and developing ideas, starting points for movement.
  • 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.
  • SEND projects using different themes or curriculum-based activities.
  • Colours of My Life - sensory dance and film project for SEND schools

Dance in Education Festivals

The Dance in Education Festivals take place again during the spring term and there's still time to register. The festivals are a brilliant way for schools to share their work and to get Worcestershire Dancing!

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Our sharings across Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Please contact Janene Wyatt for more information and how to get involved. Our experienced team of dance leaders look forward to dancing with you.

Spring 2020

Worcestershire Borders – Sharing host Tenbury Ormiston Academy
Thursday 13 February 2020
Arrival 9.30am, rehearsals 9.45-10.45am, sharing 11am-12pm

North Herefordshire – Sharing host Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, Bromyard
Mid March 2020 (date tbc)
Arrival 9.30am, rehearsals 9.45-10.45pm, sharing 11am-12pm 

Summer 2020

Worcester City and South Worcester – sharing host Nunnery Wood High School/Bishop Perowne
End of May (date tbc)
Arrival 12pm, rehearsals 12.15-1.15pm, performance 1.30-2.30pm

Hereford City (NEW) – Sharing host Hereford Academy
Mid July (date tbc)

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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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 to support schools and children supported through Pupil Premium, or you can choose from our menu of key stage and or curriculum based projects. Find out more

“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

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.