Performances

Worcestershire Dancing
Wednesday 3 July, 7pm, Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN. We've extended the deadline to 15 April so we're still accepting applications. This performance celebrates the hard work and excellence of dance taking place in county schools and colleges. Schools and colleges from primary to further education will be invited to apply and the work selected will be chosen to represent quality, creativity and progression.

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Unity Arts Charity Event 2019
Friday 5 July, 7.30pm, Archdales Socail Club, Windermere Drive, Worcester, WR4 9HY
Multicultural charity event for Snoezelen and Dancefest. An evening of a three course Indian meal, Bharatanaytam, Kathak, Modern Indian dance, Bollywood and Bhangra dance. There will also be Salsa with guest teacher Franklyn Hylton. Enjoy inclusive Bhangra, Bollywood, Oyilattam (folk) and Salsa workshops lasting 20-25mins each. Freestyle dance the rest of evening. Dress up and join the fun. Pre-booking only

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Dancefest Picnic
Bring a picnic and a blanket to this afternoon of dance and music, with performances by our children’s dance groups and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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Artwork from Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and Matisse: Drawing with Scissors
Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, 2 February-27 April - Free
Costumes and artwork from Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes alongside Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition Matisse: Drawing with Scissors.

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Some of Dancefest's previous performances

  • Land Army, a performance by our Chance to Dance Company and groups that toured festivals in the region in summer 2018
  • The Communication Tree Dance and live music in a relaxed performance about how we communicate. Performers included students from schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dancefest’s inclusive Jigsaw Performance Company, Elevate youth companies, The Music Pool and The Courtyard's Youth Theatre.
  • Quiet Revolution An outdoor performance about the quiet social revolution during WW1, when women were fighting the Great War on their own doorstep and discovered a new sense of purpose, unity and liberation
  • Watch Out Worcester Saturday 22 July 2017. eFree live dance, theatre, music, poetry and visual art popping up in Worcester city centre.
  • Big Dance Picnic Saturday 8 July 2017, 12 noon, Cripplegate Park, Tybridge St, Worcester WR2 5BA. An afternoon of dance and music, with performances by our children’s dance groups and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
  • The Poetry Ballroom Worcestershire’s Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear, brought together Dancefest and Worcestershire LitFest to create a very special evening of poetry and dance. Sunday 2 April 2017
  • Chance to Dance Company and Friends Our Chance to Dance groups and invited guests Growing Older (Dis)Gracefully Dance, 18 March 2017
  • Vista A 'dance walk' at National Trust Croome on 16 & 17 July 2016. 2-17 July 2016 was our Big Dance Fortnight. You can see photos of some of these events on our Facebook page

    • The Magical Umbrella Dance, film and live music project by disabled and non-disabled dancers and musicians on 22 & 23 March 2016
    • Dancefest at Tenbury Mistletoe Festival A day of dance, theatre, music, poetry and storytelling, as part of Tenbury Wells' annual mistletoe festival. Saturday 5 December 2014
    • 12 Moves A two and half year Dancing for the Games project that got Worcestershire Dancing in 2010-2012
    • Nurture At the site of the old Worcester Royal Infirmary
    • Dear Heart A site specific performance for the Commandery in Worcester
    • Forbidden: A Tale of Love and War At Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire
    • Ashes to Ashes At St Swithun's Church in Worcester