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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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Avril Hitman stepping down
Magpie’s Founder, Artistic & Executive Director, Avril Hitman BEM will be stepping down from Magpie
Avril Hitman stepping down from Magpie Dance after 32 years
Magpie’s Founder, Artistic & Executive Director, Avril Hitman BEM will be stepping down from Magpie Dance after 32 years of leading the organisation
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...
Get insured. Join us
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.
The Museum of Us
The Museum of Us: Capturing Community Dance for future years
Support our fundraising campaign to create an accessible online archive
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...
Autumn/Winter Programme
People Dancing Programme - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
People Dancing Programme - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
The latest issue of People Dancing's Programme of events and initiatives is out now!
BLOG: Dance without touch?
Cecilia Macfarlane
BLOG Post
The author of our very first People Dancing blog is the renowned community dance pioneer, Cecilia Macfarlane. We’re grateful to Cecilia for getting our blog off the ground, especially as she penned it on a plane en route from Japan to San Francisco!
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.
Funding
The place to keep up to date with funding opportunities for community dance artists, practitioners and organisations.
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Jobs
Here you can browse jobs and opportunities in community and participatory dance.
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Courses & Events
Find out about courses, conferences, events and other professional development opportunities to suit your needs.
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