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Animated - the community dance magazine

Animated, the community dance magazine is published by People Dancing.

It is written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals and reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond, encouraging debate, dialogue and reflection about current issues and community dance practice.

The magazine is available online and in paper format. You can receive it as part of any of our membership schemes.

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Participate newspaper

Participate, the dance in participatory settings newspaper is published by people dancing.

Launched by People Dancing in 2014, Participate focuses on the individuals and communities that dance in participatory settings, helping to reveal why people dance and what it means to them.

Participate is available online and in paper format. You can receive it as part of any of our membership schemes and you can also contact Rosie Frances, Programme Coordinator, at rosie@communitydance.org.uk to receive a paper copy.

Participate is published twice each year, in June and December.

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Fact sheets and legal compliance info
Dancers, dance teachers, leaders and facilitators are subject to a range of legal issues, depending on the nature and location of their work.

This information has been compiled by People Dancing to help members of the dance community gain a better understanding of their legal obligations. The pages have been specifically designed to support the learning of DDTAL candidates. This is not an exhaustive list. There may be other legal issues that may affect your practice.

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More People Dancing publications
CD / DVD, Information Sheet / Publication
A dance film for people and organisations working in or with dance, Dancing Nation (on DVD and VHS) is indispensable for demonstrating the value and benefit of community dance
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
The personal stories of disabled and non-disabled dance practitioners working together in a shared learning experience
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
In search of a Framework for Community Dance. A series of papers published by the Foundation for Community Dance to help widen and deepen critical debate about the purposes, processes and power of community dance
NOS Booklets
Book / Article / Info Sheet, Information Sheet / Publication
FCD have produced three clear and useful guides - for dance practitioners, CPD providers and employers - about how the skills dance leaders need relate to the National Occupational Standards for Dance Leadership