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11 Million Reasons to Dance...
11 Million Reasons Asian Premier in Hong Kong courtesy of British Council 2016
Hong Kong – gateway to Asia for inclusive dance project
Our 11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition, featuring the stylish, fun and thought provoking work of emerging photographer Sean Goldthorpe, is making its Asian Premiere in Hong Kong, thanks to the British Council.
Any Age Any Body...
Dancer image
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.
Dance for Parkinson's
David Leventhal
Dance for Parkinson's Summer School welcomes extra special guest
People Dancing’s annual Summer School returned to De Montfort University, Leicester (26-29 July). One of its first courses to sell out was the two-day ‘Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s’ session, led by David Leventhal from New York’s Mark Morris Dance Group and Danielle Teale of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK.
Our video: Adaption
In this film dancers Laura Dajao and Mickael Marso Riviere discuss dance within hip hop culture, and highlight how better awareness around access can ensure inclusivity. Made in partnership with the MS Society.
The Museum of Us
The Museum of Us: Archiving Community Dance
Support People Dancing and find out more about this research work with De Montfort University
Those dancing, swirling seaside girls
The Dancing Girls. Photo:
See you next Wednesday...
In the latest edition of Participate, our newspaper for participatory dance, Virginia Kennedy talks about dancing every Wednesday in a village hall in the picturesque seaside village of Alnmouth, Northumberland and her lifelong relationship with dance.
11 Million Reasons
From Singin' in the Rain to Chicago
A photography exhibition inspired by iconic dance moments from film, re-imagined by Deaf and disabled people who dance.
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 to get your paper copy.

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

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