Dancefest in Education 2019

‘The children loved it, especially the children who sometimes struggle to engage with others. Several of the quieter children improved in confidence throughout the programme and this was really pleasing to see.’ Teacher, Tenbury Primary Academy

What we offer

  • After school dance clubs - 6 or 12 week x 1 hour sessions.
  • Primary Performance Projects - Dancefest’s experienced dance leaders delivering workshops in your school over 5/6 weeks, with opportunities for CPD.
  • Primary Sharing Projects - Creative dance KS1 and 2 projects, 6 weeks x 1 hour creating a class dance on a curriculum linked theme leading to a sharing hosted by a local secondary school.
  • KS3 choreographic projects - Create a class dance in 6 x 1 hour sessions.
  • GCSE and BTEC Dance - Workshops for GCSE and BTEC Dance students in choreography and performance units, focusing on technique, performance skills and solo, duo or group compositions.
  • SEND projects using different themes or curriculum-based activities.

Dancefest in Education & Worcestershire School Games Festivals
A performance platform for class or club work from students in primary, middle, high and special schools.

Find out more about the Festivals

Summer 2019 Dancefest in Education Sharing Project
Tuesday 25 June
Arrival 10.30am, rehearsal 10.45-11.45, sharing 12-1pm
An opportunity for your school to perform dances created during the summer term.
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Colours of My Life
Dance, visual arts and film projects for special schools, and an inclusive dance summer school on Wednesday 31 July. Sensory and movement based experiences, based on colours of a beautiful rainbow.

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Worcestershire Dancing
Wednesday 3 July, 7pm, Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN. We've extended the deadline to 15 April so we're still accepting applications. This performance celebrates the hard work and excellence of dance taking place in county schools and colleges. Schools and colleges from primary to further education will be invited to apply and the work selected will be chosen to represent quality, creativity and progression.

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Get in touch 

If you'd like to find out more about any of our work in education, please get in touch with our Dance Development Team: 

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Arts Award
Dancefest is a registered Arts Award Supporter and has a range of activities and opportunities to help pupils complete Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Find out more

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“Dancefest have been working with us for several years now. Their performances provide inspiration to both the boys and girls. Their well organised and stimulating workshops keep pupils of all ages and abilities engaged and achieving.” Teacher, Earl Mortimer College, Leominster

"I have seen our children grow in confidence - and feel quite comfortable with performing in front of others. They always have fun and are totally engaged - and that's vitally important." Headteacher, Shobdon Primary School

"It was fantastic to be able to interpret a story into a dance - with our own ideas. It's not just a 'girlie' thing and that's important!"  Year 5 pupil

"The children were all engaged throughout the 5 weeks and given the opportunity to take ownership of the dance and use their ideas. Several of the quieter children improved in confidence throughout the programme." KS2 teacher

Useful guide - Dance Education, a guide for Governors and Trustees

A useful guide developed in partnership with Arts Council England, One Dance UK and the National Governors Association.

You can browse or download Impulse to Move, Dancefest's Education Menu (PDF)