Youth Dance

We support young people to get into dance, helping develop skills and confidence, and providing opportunities to perform and collaborate.

Youth dance classes

Worcester DFY (14-18)
5.15-7pm, Wednesdays, The Angel Centre, Worcester WR1 3QN. A weekly technique class and performance group. This is a great opportunity for students to help improve technique and performance skills, work creatively and take part in regular performances.

Worcester Gifted and Talented (7-10)

Thursdays, 4.15-5.15pm, Dancefest, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN. A class for 7-10 year olds who are already dancing but want to do more. The class will develop creative and technical dance skills, alongside building self confidence and self esteem, team work, thinking and appreciation.

Tenbury Gifted and Talented (11-14)
Thursdays 6.30-7pm, Tenbury C of E Primary School, Bromyard Road, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8BS. For talented and enthusiastic dancers to focus on technical skills. Dancers would be expected to take part in the weekly Tenbury Dancemakers session in addition to this class. During half term the group will take part in workshops in Worcester.

Youth dance companies

Elevate Junior Youth Dance Company (10-13)
A junior youth dance company for Herefordshire that meets on Mondays at 4-5.30pm at Hereford College of Arts, College Road Campus, Hereford, HR1 1EB

Elevate Youth Dance Company (14+)
Elevate is a contemporary youth dance company for Herefordshire-based dancers aged 14+. It meets on Mondays, 5-6.45pm, Hereford College of Arts, College Road Campus, Hereford, HR1 1EB

Worcestershire Junior Youth Dance Company (11-15)
Thursdays, 5.30-7pm, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN. A new performance company for enthusiastic, creative young dancers wanting to develop their technical and performance skills.

Summer 2018 projects

infuseDANCE: Bodyguards - Protect and Serve
During June and July infuseDANCE will be working with DFA, youth dancers and schools. They'll be creating work based on their Bodyguards piece, for performance in Worcester city centre on Saturday 21 July - you may have spotted them at Watch Out Worcester last year!



Dancefest's Dance Development Leader - Young People

Clare Wood manages Dancefest's youth dance programme. Contact Clare if you'd like any information about youth dance in the region. 

Previous members of our youth companies have gone on to train at Trinity Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance and are now working as professional dancers and choreographers. See Shelley Haden's story here.

Youth dance opportunities

Placements and volunteering at Dancefest

DanceXchange’s Centre for Advanced Dance Training is designed to nurture and support young dancers aged 11-18 with exceptional talent in dance.

Useful Resources

How to get into community dance