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People Dancing offers a range of memberships for individual dance artists, teachers and leaders, and for organisations of all sizes.

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Dance partners in health
Dance for health & wellbeing - Photo by Rachel Cherry
Dance partners in health
One Dance UK and People Dancing have joined forces to raise the profile of dance and make dance more widely available in response to the government's health and wellbeing agenda.
CPD: Dance for Parkinson's
Summer School 2016, photo Rachel Cherry
Dance for Parkinson's - an inquisitive approach
A professional development workshop for experienced dance artists and practitioners currently working in dance with people living with Parkinson’s
Renew at last year's
Summer School 2016, photo Rachel Cherry
Renew your Professional Individual Membership, with insurance before 31 March...
From less than £8 a month, Professional Individual Membership, includes insurance, provides access to Enhanced DBS Check administration, our publications and discounts on events and training. Plus, from 1 April, members’ Personal Accident cover will include a new physiotherapy benefit.
A spark starts a prairie fire
BLOG: a spark starts a prairie fire
Anthony Peppiatt reflects on initiating the community dance project at Ludus Dance in the early 1980s, and how his radical politics had been central to this. Christopher Thomson introduces.
Summer School 2017
Summer school 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Summer School 2017
The 9th People Dancing Summer School will be held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 25-28 July 2017. Here's a round-up of its full programme of one and two-day courses.
Our new Annual Report
People Dancing Annual Report 2014-2015
Valuing quality, diversity and inclusion in 2014-2015
People Dancing's latest Annual Report made its debut appearance at our 30th anniversary event, held at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in London, on 13 December 2016.
Our 30 names for 30 years...
People Dancing 30 Honorary Life Members
People Dancing marks 30 years with 30 Honorary Life Memberships
Prestigious awards made at special celebration event hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society...
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Members' insurance cover
Members' Insurance Cover
If you're a dance teacher, artist or leader, join People Dancing as a Professional Individual Member and enjoy insurance cover as a key member benefit.
Older people's dance survey
Older people's dance activities  Photography Helen Murray
Older people's dance activities - first UK survey
A new research report into current practice in older people's dance, published by People Dancing and co-commissioned by Aesop, was launched at the House of Lords on 7 November 2016...
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The place to keep up to date with funding opportunities for community dance artists, practitioners and organisations.
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Find out about courses, conferences, events and other professional development opportunities to suit your needs.
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