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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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Cheshire Dance
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11 Million Reasons to Dance...
11 Million Reasons Asian Premier in Hong Kong courtesy of British Council 2016
Hong Kong – gateway to Asia for inclusive dance project
Our 11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition, featuring the stylish, fun and thought provoking work of emerging photographer Sean Goldthorpe, is making its Asian Premiere in Hong Kong, thanks to the British Council.
Student Membership
Teaching Dance to Primary Schools, Summer School 2016, photo by Rachel Cherry
Designed to be an invaluable study resource
Open to all UK students of dance or education and training at any level. Join anytime during your course of study and get up to 3 years' brilliant benefits for just £18.
Any Age Any Body...
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Community dance champion shares a life’s work in print
A dancer who started her own dance classes for children 30 years ago has put her experience into a new book for others to share.
Dance for Parkinson's
David Leventhal
Dance for Parkinson's Summer School welcomes extra special guest
People Dancing’s annual Summer School returned to De Montfort University, Leicester (26-29 July). One of its first courses to sell out was the two-day ‘Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s’ session, led by David Leventhal from New York’s Mark Morris Dance Group and Danielle Teale of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK.
Restoring trust & kinship, post-EU vote
“Outreach & inclusivity... matters now more than ever”
Wise counsel from Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO on the aftermath of the EU referendum...
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Be part of a global dance community
Membership of People Dancing is open to all who support, engage with or have an interest in community and participatory dance.
Dance and Parkinson's
Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group. Photo: Johan Henckens
Dance for Parkinson's Online Learning Programme
People Dancing and Dance for PD® have, with the assistance of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, created an online learning programme...
Our video: Adaption
In this film dancers Laura Dajao and Mickael Marso Riviere discuss dance within hip hop culture, and highlight how better awareness around access can ensure inclusivity. Made in partnership with the MS Society.
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