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Welcome to the area of our website that gives you the resources you need for your professional practice and continued professional development (CPD) in community dance. There's lots of information and plenty of features for you to explore here - take a look around.

"Support to try something new"
Chloe Wilmot
How People Dancing's Summer School can help transform a career
Dance practitioner and People Dancing member Chloe Wilmot attended her first People Dancing Summer School, last year. Here Chloe blogs to explain why she’s booked herself on for three training sessions at Summer School 2017 (25-28 July)…
Parkinson's - Summer School roles
People Dancing Summer School 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Dance for Parkinson's - Summer School Assistants
The Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership at People Dancing is delighted to announce that this summer there will be another opportunity for dance practitioners to attend an Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s course which will take place on 25 and 26 July 2017 at De Montfort University, in Leicester, as part of the People Dancing Summer School.
Parkinson's - Summer School bursaries
People Dancing Summer School 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Dance for Parkinson's - Summer School EQUIP bursaries
The Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership at People Dancing is delighted to announce the Parkinson’s EQUIP bursary scheme for 2 dance artists to attend the Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s course which will take place on 25 and 26 July 2017 at De Montfort University, in Leicester, as part of the People Dancing Summer School.
Dancing through chronic pain
Raquel Meseguer
I have chronic pain. But I still need to dance
Raquel Meseguer, Co-Founder of Lost Dog, reflects on her journey from professional dancer, through injury, to developing projects that explore chronic pain in performance. She asks: “Can dance benefit people with chronic pain?”
International Conference 2017
People Dancing International Conference: Glasgow 2017
Call for Contributions! We would like to hear from people working in community and participatory contexts from across the world, for our next conference taking place in Glasgow 3-5 October 2017. Deadline: Wednesday 10 May at 17:00 (GMT)
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.
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.
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Members' insurance cover
Members' Insurance Cover
If you're a dance teacher, artist or leader, join People Dancing as a Professional Individual Member and enjoy insurance cover as a key member benefit.
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!
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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Funding
The place to keep up to date with funding opportunities for community dance artists, practitioners and organisations.
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Courses & Events
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