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Welcome to the area of our website that provides information about People Dancing's activities in developing participation in dance.

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.
Renew at last year's
Summer School 2016, photo Rachel Cherry
Renew your Professional Individual Membership, with insurance before 31 March...
From less than £8 a month, Professional Individual Membership, includes insurance, provides access to Enhanced DBS Check administration, our publications and discounts on events and training. Plus, from 1 April, members’ Personal Accident cover will include a new physiotherapy benefit.
A spark starts a prairie fire
BLOG: a spark starts a prairie fire
Anthony Peppiatt reflects on initiating the community dance project at Ludus Dance in the early 1980s, and how his radical politics had been central to this. Christopher Thomson introduces.
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!
11 Million Reasons to Dance
11 Million Reasons to Dance. Strictly Ballroom. Sean Goldthorpe
Serious about art for disabled people
There are more than 11 million people in the UK with a disability. Our 11 Million Reasons to Dance initiative came out of People Dancing's commitment to support and celebrate all those who dance, or want to dance.
The Museum of Us
The Museum of Us: Capturing Community Dance for future years
Support our fundraising campaign to create an accessible online archive
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.
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.
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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