When They Come Home
Friday 9 November, 6pm at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD. During World War One, the support of the soldiers for each other helped them to get through horrendous and unimaginable times. This moving dance piece is performed by members of Dancefest’s Worcester Gifted and Talented group and Worcestershire Junior Youth Dance Company, who have worked with choreographer and teacher Clare Wood to creatively explore the impact of war on young soldiers.

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Quiet Revolution
Sunday 11 November Sunday 11 November, 2.30pm at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY 6pm at Fort Royal Park, Worcester, WR5 2DJ. Free performance as part of Worcestershire World War One 100 commemorations DFA and Chance to Dance Company perform a stirring and poignant piece of dance theatre highlighting how the First World War fundamentally changed the roles of women.

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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