Dancefest in Education 2018

What we offer

A range of work for all Key Stages and H.E., INSET and CPD in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

After school dance clubs
6 or 12 week x 1 hour sessions.
Cost: £40 per hour + return mileage @ 45p per mile from Worcester or Hereford

Primary Performance Projects
Dancefest’s experienced dance leaders delivering workshops in your school over 5/6 weeks, with opportunities for CPD.

Dancefest in Education Primary Sharing Projects
Creative dance KS1 and 2 projects consisting of 6 x 1 hour weekly workshops creating a class dance on a curriculum linked theme leading to a sharings hosted by a local secondary school.

  • Worcester area schools – sharing host Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, sharing date: Wednesday 28 November
  • Worcestershire borders – sharing host Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, sharing date: February (Spring 1) tbc

KS3 choreographic projects
Create a class dance in 6 x 1 hour sessions.

Cost: £40 per hour + return mileage @ 45p per mile from Worcester or Hereford

GCSE and BTEC Dance
Workshops for GCSE and BTEC Dance students on choreography and performance units, focusing on technique, performance skills and solo, duo or group compositions.

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

2018/2019 Education Projects

Come Travel with Me - project suitable for special and primary schools available throughout the academic year
A day of participatory movement and visual arts that takes place in and around our dance ‘yurt’ that 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.

Creating a class dance - workshop for primary teachers, dates and venues to be confirmed
Working with the Schools Games Organisers these workshops will support teachers wishing to take part in the spring term dance festivals. They will focus on the process of getting from idea or theme to performance.

Dancefest & School Games Dance Festivals, Spring 2019
In 2018, thirteen festivals took place with nearly 2,000 children taking part. Dates and venues for spring 2019 to be announced at half term.

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.

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: 

  • Michele Holder - Access and Inclusion
  • Janene Wyatt - Children (currently on maternity leave - please contact Clare Wood until Janene returns in late 2018)
  • Clare Wood - Young People

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"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." Vicky Hancock, Headteacher, Shobdon Primary School

“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.” Jackie Langer, Earl Mortimer College, Leominster

"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.