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The inclusive beauty of Parkour
Alister O'Loughlin, The Urban Playground. Photo by Rachel Cherry
How Parkour can breathe life into communities
People Dancing caught up with Performance-Parkour (2PK) specialist Alister O’Loughlin at this year’s Summer School, following his session as part of the Exploring different dance techniques for your practice course.
Made in Sheffield
Nathan Geering - Artistic Director
'Steel City Man' set to open Special Olympics and bring disabled artists to the fore
It was a special time for Artistic Director Nathan Geering as he prepared to stage one massive Olympic show in his adopted home city of Sheffield…
Dance, learning & Parkinson's
Miriam Early, Scottish Ballet. Photo by Christina Riley
"...by dancing with people living with Parkinson's, we come to understand ourselves better"
Dance practitioner Miriam Early has always loved what she does yet admits to going a bit sulky whenever it came to any serious self-analysis of her craft. But that’s now changed… and she’s discovered a beauty she never thought she’d find.
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…
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.
Our 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.
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!
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...
Participate - the newspaper for participatory dance

Participate, the newspaper for dance in participatory settings, is published by People Dancing.

Launched in 2014, Participate reports on the individuals and communities that love to dance, throwing a light on why people dance and what dance means to them.

The newspaper is available online and in paper format and you can receive it as part of any of our membership schemes. Alternatively, you can contact Rosie Frances, Programme Coordinator, at rosie@communitydance.org.uk to get your paper copy.

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

Find out more and buy any edition

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