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Glasgow 2017 - Book now!
Sangeeta Isvaran. Photo by Rachel Cherry
International Conference: Glasgow 2017
People Dancing’s second international conference will be held at Tramway, Glasgow, on 3-5 October. Details on keynote speakers, artists and performers for Glasgow 2017, as well as bookings, are now available...
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.
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...
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...
Summer School 2017
Summer school 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Summer School 2017
The 9th People Dancing Summer School will be held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 25-28 July 2017. Here's a round-up of its full programme of one and two-day courses.
Animated - written and read by dance/arts professionals

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

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

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


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