Performances


Weorgoran Pavilion, South Quay, Worcester
Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June. Look out for Worcester DFY (Dancefest Youth) on 20 June and our Gifted and Talented group on 21 June at The Ring's Weorgoran Pavilion Festival as part of a free family arts festival. You'll see DFY popping up at 5.50-6pm on Wednesday 20 June and Gifted and Talented at on Thursday 21 June at 5-5.10pm

The Communication Tree
7.30pm, Thursday 5 July, 1pm, Friday 6 July, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR. Using dance, music, film and digital projection, this relaxed performance explores branches of communication and how we relate to the world in our own unique way. Performers include students from special schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dancefest’s inclusive Jigsaw Performance Company, Elevate youth companies and The Music Pool.

Worcestershire Dancing
Tuesday 10 July, 7pm, Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN. This performance celebrates the hard work and excellence of dance taking place in county schools and colleges.

Accelerate
Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm, Artrix, Bromsgrove. Part of Dancefest’s youth dance programme, Accelerate is an evening of work created and performed by talented dancers from West Midlands-based youth dance companies.

Lights, Camera...Dance!
Sunday 15 July, 3pm, Bishop Perowne C of E College Theatre, Merriman's Hill Rd, Worcester WR3 8LE. Dance about films and films about dance - a ‘Night at the Oscars’ inspired showcase of performances by Dancefest’s children’s groups.

Watch Out Worcester
Saturday 21 July, Worcester City Centre, 12 noon-4pm. infuseDANCE will be performing their Bodyguards - Protect and Serve, and Co-Director Mark Anderson will also be creating pop up performances with youth dancersDFA and schools. There will be the chance to take part in workshops with Worcester Resource Exchange and Meadow Arts, poetry by Suz Winspear, and dance by Flexus Dance Company. If you're an artist, organisation or performer who'd like to be part of Watch Out Worcester, please get in touch with Rose Beeston by 22 June.


Bewdley Cherry Fair
Saturday 22 July, 2pm & 3.15pm. During World War Two, people travelled from towns and cities into the countryside, joining the Women's Land Army to ‘Lend A Hand On The Land’, providing strength and resilience on the Home Front. Dancefest’s Chance to Dance Company, alongside Rock and Areley Kings Chance to Dance groups, come together to perform Land Army, a dance that explores long hours toiling on the land, the firm friendships that were forged and the sense of hope and celebration brought by VE day.

Kidderminster Arts Festival and Sounds Amazing at Avoncroft Museum
Saturday 25 August. Dancefest’s Chance to Dance Company, Rock and Areley Creative Chance to Dance willbe performing at KAF, and Rock Creative Chance to Dance will be taking part in Sounds Amazing at Avoncroft Museum.

Some of Dancefest's previous performances

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 21 July, Worcester City Centre, 12 noon-4pm. Look out for infuseDANCE and other live art popping up in Worcester

Big Dance Picnic
Saturday 8 July, 12 noon, Cripplegate Park, Tybridge St, Worcester WR2 5BA. 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.

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.