Performance groups and companies

We have a range of community performance companies for all ages, including an inclusive company

"I'm thrilled to be part of Dancefest and to have the chance to dance and be with all of you!” Chance to Dance Company member

DFA (Dancefest Adults) (18+)
Sundays, 10am-1pm, 21 January, 4, 18 February, 4 March, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN For people with further dance training or dance teaching experience, DFA will be creating a film from Clare Wood's choreography inspired by Maya Angelou's poem, ‘Caged Bird'. Clare is part of Dancefest's Dance Development Team and an experienced teacher and choreographer.

Chance to Dance Company (50+)
Sundays, 10am-1pm, 14, 28 January, 11, 25 February, 11 March, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester WR1 3QN. A company for experienced dancers aged 50 and over, who like to create, experiment and have a passion to perform. There are lots of projects planned for the year ahead, starting with performances for Worcester Victorian Fayre and Friends of Fort Royal Winter Solstice celebration.

Audition

Worcestershire Junior Youth Dance Company (11-15)
Audition: Thursday 15 February, 5.30-7pm, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN (free to audition)
A new performance company for enthusiastic, creative young dancers wanting to develop their technical and performance skills. Entrance is by audition. It will be led by company director Clare Wood, Dancefest’s Development Team Leader for Young People, who has a huge amount of experience working with young dancers.

 
Elevate Junior Youth Dance Company (10-13)
A junior youth dance company for Herefordshire that meets on Mondays at 4-5pm 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

Jigsaw Performance Company (16+)
Wednesdays, 4.30-6.30pm, Aspire Community Hub, Hereford, HR1 2EA. An inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers with regular chances to perform.

Tenbury Gifted and Talented (11-14)
Thursdays 6.30-7pm, Tenbury C of E Primary School, Bromyard Road, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8BS Audition: Thursday 11 January, 6.30-7pm, Tenbury C of E Primary School (free to audition) New 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.

Worcester Gifted and Talented (7-10)

Thursdays, 4.15-5.15pm, Dancefest, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN. Audition for new members Thursday 11 January.A new 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.

Worcestershire Junior Youth Dance Company (11-15)
Audition: Thursday 15 February, 5.30-7pm, The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN (free to audition), then Thursdays, 5.30-7pm, starting 1 March, 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.