Performances

Worcestershire Dancing
Wednesday 3 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. All Key Stages have been invited to apply and the work chosen represents creativity, progression and quality.

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Unity Arts Charity Event 2019
Friday 5 July, 7.30pm, Archdales Social 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, with guest teacher Franklyn Hylton and inclusive Bhangra, Bollywood, Oyilattam and Salsa workshops. Dress up and join the fun. Pre-booking only

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Jigsaw Performance Company film
11am, Thursday 18 July, Odeon Hereford, The Old Market, Garrick Lane, HR4 9HR
Last term Dancefest's  Jigsaw Performance Company worked with Rural Media to create a dance film. This is its premiere. Find out more from Michele Holder.

Dancefest Picnic
Saturday 13 July, 2-3pm, Cathedral Square, High Street, Worcester WR1 2QE. Free. Our end of term sharing is part of Worcester BID’s pocket park at Cathedral Square (by the Elgar statue). This is a fun afternoon of dance and music, with performances by our children’s dance groups and activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’ll be deckchairs and a giant sofa – and, if you like, you can bring a picnic and a blanket, relax and enjoy the afternoon!

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Dancefest - Parklife
Sunday 11 August, The Worcester Show, Gheluvelt Park, Worcester
Look out for Dancefest’s Chance to Dance Company popping up with dance in unexpected places at this year’s Worcester Show. Inspired by life at the park, they might join you at your picnic, invite you for a game of tennis or surprise you with an impromptu disco around a bench.

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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
    • Passeggiata, 2012 - Take a street, a path, a seat. Watch people as they rush, relax, wait, meet and move on. Set it to music and that is Passeggiata. A short, free, playful, pop up performance by DFA and friends.
    • 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