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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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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...
Healthy Dance Practice Certification Course
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Healthy Dance Practice Course
The aim of the certification is to recognise best practice in delivering safe and effective dance activity. Candidates registering for the certification will be assessed regarding their knowledge of the key principles underlying healthy dance practice and in achieving the certificate, candidates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of healthy dance practice to employers, parents, and participants.
Training Day - 24 Jan 2017
A scene from Chicago, 11 Million Reasons to Dance, photo: Sean Goldthorpe
Do you want to give disabled people a better arts experience?
People Dancing and Shape Arts, in partnership with Curve, Leicester are offering a special training opportunity to help staff improve their organisations' engagement with disabled people - as audiences, artists and participants.
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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.
Parkinson's course - Bristol
Photography Rachel Cherry
Dance for Parkinson's
Introduction to Parkinson's 18-19 Feb 2017 9.30am - 6.00pm The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW
The Museum of Us
The Museum of Us: Capturing Community Dance for future years
Support our fundraising campaign to create an accessible online archive
Celebrating 30 years!
People Dancing's 30 birthday event
Celebrating 30 years!
A legendary Central London venue hosted a very special celebration event on 13 December to mark People Dancing’s 30th birthday… and launch an exciting campaign to create a living history archive of community dance.
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...
The place to keep up to date with funding opportunities for community dance artists, practitioners and organisations.
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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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