Case studies - who takes part in Dancefest classes and projects?

We've been talking to people who come to our classes, to celebrate their achievements and also help other people see how they can get involved with Dancefest.

Click on the names below to find out more.

Carline Goldsmith

Caroline Goldsmith
Caroline is a third year dance and community practice student from the University of Worcester who completed her work placement at Dancefest. Caroline says she has ‘thoroughly enjoyed her time with Dancefest’.

Lucy Dennison

Lucy Dennison
Lucy takes part in Dancefest’s Contemporary Technique class and Chance to Dance Club, and is a member of our Chance to Dance Company. She also volunteers with some of our children’s classes.

Laura Reaper

Laura Reaper
Laura shares her experience of taking part with Dancefest. She started at a contemporary technique class, gradually got more involved, and was in the final revival of Quiet Revolution.

Duncan Morriss

Duncan Morriss
Duncan began volunteering with Dancefest in 2012 and later joined Fusion performance group.

Jade Millward

Jade Millward
Jade Millward is a member of Dancefest’s Jigsaw Performance Company and has Down’s Syndrome. Her dad Steven explains why Jade loves to dance.

Becky Chappell

Becky Chappell
Becky has been coming to Dancefest classes for 7 years and now studies Dance at university

Zara Hatt

Zara Hatt
Zara was part of Dancefest’s youth company Elevate. She lives near the village of Wigmore in Herefordshire and is currently at university.

Shelley Haden

Shelley Eva Haden
Shelley has been with Dancefest since the age of 12 and now dances, teaches and choreographs professionally.

Winifred Reynolds

Winifred Reynolds
Winifred Reynolds attends monthly dance sessions led by Dancefest at Ross Court Care Home in Ross on Wye.

Jane and Joe

Jane Sandbrook, Grandma to Joe
Jane Sandbrook regularly took her son to dance classes with Rose Beeston in the 1980s and, thirty years on, brought her grandson Joe to Dancefest’s classes.