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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.

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Parkinson's course - Bristol
Photography Rachel Cherry
Dance for Parkinson's
Introduction to Parkinson's 18-19 Feb 2017 9.30am - 6.00pm The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW
We're 30 - let's celebrate!
People Dancing's 30 birthday event
We're 30 - let's celebrate!
A legendary Central London venue will host a very special celebration event on 13 December to mark People Dancing’s 30th birthday… and launch an exciting campaign to create a living history archive of community dance.
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!
BLOG: Dance without touch?
Cecilia Macfarlane
BLOG Post
The author of our very first People Dancing blog is the renowned community dance pioneer, Cecilia Macfarlane. We’re grateful to Cecilia for getting our blog off the ground, especially as she penned it on a plane en route from Japan to San Francisco!
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 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...
ArtWorks Alliance
New body for participatory arts
A new body for participatory arts has been formed. ArtWorks Alliance is the UK umbrella for organisations with strategic or developmental interests in any branch of participatory arts.
People Dancing Fact Sheets
People Dancing Summer School 2015. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Find your way in the legal landscape
Dancers, dance teachers, leaders and facilitators are subject to a range of legal issues, depending on the nature and location of their work. See our unique Fact Sheets to help you navigate this important area of practice.
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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