Big Jigsaw - Access and Inclusion

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. 

Jigsaw Performance Company (16+)

An inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers who meet at 5-7m on Wednesdays in Hereford.

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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.

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Access and Inclusion in Education

We can create bespoke projects for schools and colleges inspired by different themes or curriculum-based activities. Schools can be part of local cluster sharings that Dancefest organises or become part of our larger scale performance projects.

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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Colours of My Life - Inclusive Dance Day (16+)
Wednesday 31 July - Colours of My Life - Inclusive Dance Day (16+) 10am-3pm, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR Sensory and movement based experience with dance artist Michele Holder. Be creative, meet new people and make a dance in a day. £15

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Get in touch

Michele Holder is our Dance Development Team Leader (Access and Inclusion) and you can contact her about any aspect of our inclusive work.

Michele's direct number: 07779 507593 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) michele@dancefest.co.uk

Venues

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.

Equipment available from Dancefest

We have a range of resources which are available to loan to groups working with disabled people of all ages. Funded by the Pippin Trust, they include:

  • parachutes
  • inflatable floating shapes
  • large body elastics
  • stretchy fabrics
  • octobands
  • glitter balls. 

If you'd like to use any of our resources for workshops or events please contact Michele Holder.