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Congratulations, Charlotte!
Charlotte Tomlinson
"Those who know me know just how much this means"
Charlotte Tomlinson is the winner of the Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner award, sponsored by People Dancing, under the inaugural One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards. Here we profile Charlotte's award-winning work with children and young people in the East Midlands...
Summer School tutor announced
Kloé Dean
Hip hop at Summer School 2017
Kloé Dean, who was a professional cast member of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, is to lead a hip hop workshop at People Dancing Summer School 2017, on Thursday 27 July.
Parkour at Summer School 2017
Alister O'Loughlin, Urban Playground
It's all about the obstacle - do you get over it or not?
One of the tutors at People Dancing Summer School 2017 (25-28 July) will be Alister O’Loughlin, of Urban Playground. Alister will introduce delegates to the exciting world of parkour and performance-parkour, known as 2PK…
New online learning course...
New online learning course
Preparing for Safer Dance Practice - an online course that will give any dance leader the knowledge they need to successfully integrate and manage health and safety principles.
Voice and Presence
Louise Katerega. Pic by Benedict Johnson
20 minutes to change our world
Louise Katerega is producer of Voice and Presence, the first collaborative project as an Associate Artist of People Dancing. Voice and Presence sets out to acknowledge, amplify and celebrate the voice of women of colour in participatory dance...
"Try something new"
Chloe Wilmot
How People Dancing's Summer School changes careers
Dance practitioner and People Dancing member Chloe Wilmot attended her first People Dancing Summer School, last year. Here Chloe blogs to explain why she’s booked herself on for three training sessions at Summer School 2017 (25-28 July)…
International Conference 2017
People Dancing International Conference: Glasgow 2017
Call for Contributions! We would like to hear from people working in community and participatory contexts from across the world, for our next conference taking place in Glasgow 3-5 October 2017. Deadline: Wednesday 10 May at 17:00 (GMT)
Living with Parkinson's?
Summer School 2015, photo Rachel Cherry
Mapping Dance for Parkinson's classes
We've created a map featuring Dance for Parkinson's classes that take place across the country. Find your nearest one here...
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.
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