Dancefest began life in 1990 as a festival to celebrate and raise the profile of dance. It has now grown into the main community dance development organisation for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Dancefest
Dancefest, Angel Place Worcester Worcestershire WR1 3QN
Worcester

Dancefest


Dancefest began life in 1990 as a festival to celebrate and raise the profile of dance. It has now grown into the main community dance development organisation for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Dancefest uses the power and joy of dancing to enhance people's lives, enabling everyone to take part in, be inspired by, and express themselves through dance.

Dancefest provides a range of opportunities to enable people to take part in dance, including running more than 30 classes a week based in a wide variety of venues across both counties, four community performance companies for all ages - including an inclusive company - and a range of projects in schools, colleges, universities, community settings and outdoor sites.

Last year the programme attracted nearly 7,000 people as participants, with total attendances of 24,238 and nearly 5,000 people as audience.

Dancefest encourages curiosity - about contemporary dance, who dances, where dance happens - and many of our performances take place in unusual spaces and places.

We pride ourselves on delivering work of high quality that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives, all led by an experienced professional team.

Find us at...

  • Dancefest
  • Dancefest
  • Angel Place
  • Worcester
  • Worcestershire
  • WR1 3QN

Our family-friendly offer

Dancefest provides a range of opportunities to enable people to take part in dance, including running more than 35 classes a week based in a wide variety of venues across both counties, five community performance companies for all ages - including an inclusive company - and a range of projects in schools, colleges, universities, community settings and outdoor sites.

Clare Wood manages Dancefest's youth dance programme. Contact Clare if you'd like any information about youth dance in the region. 

Dance Development Team

Michele Holder - Access and InclusionElizabeth Crosswell - AdultsJanene Wyatt - ChildrenClare Wood - Young People


Accessibility

Big Jigsaw is Dancefest's access and inclusion programme, which aims to challenge, surprise and push boundaries in inclusive dance, working with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages and abilities. 

Michele Holder oversees our inclusive work - michele@dancefest.co.uk

Most of the venues we use are accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility but please contact the Dancefest office to check accessibility for the venue where your class takes place.


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Our Online Events

  • Online dance classes for all ages

    20-May-2020 11:00 AM - 26-Jun-2021 18:00 PM

    Join us for our new live classes on Zoom, check out our videos page and our social media channels!

    5/20/2020 11:00:00 AM 6/26/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Join us for our new live classes on Zoom, check out our videos page and our social media channels!

    Online dance classes for all ages
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  • Online dance classes for all ages

    11-Feb-2021 10:30 AM - 01-May-2021 21:00 PM

    Join us for our new live classes on Zoom, check out our videos page and our social media channels!

    6 - 16 years
    2/11/2021 10:30:00 AM 5/1/2021 9:00:00 PM

    Join us for our new live classes on Zoom, check out our videos page and our social media channels!

    Online dance classes for all ages
    , WR1 3QN
  • Dancefest's Online dance classes for all ages

    11-Feb-2021 11:00 AM - 28-May-2021 18:00 PM

    Join us for our new live classes on Zoom, check out our videos page and our social media channels!

    6 - 16 years
    2/11/2021 11:00:00 AM 5/28/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Join us for our new live classes on Zoom, check out our videos page and our social media channels!

    Dancefest's Online dance classes for all ages
    , WR1 3QN

Our At-Home Activities

  • Dancefest's dance class videos for all ages

    A collection of videos we've posted on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a range of ages.They're all filmed in our living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, whi...

    1 - 16 years
    Age Friendly

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