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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.

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.
CPD: Dance for Parkinson's
Summer School 2016, photo Rachel Cherry
Dance for Parkinson's - an inquisitive approach
A professional development workshop for experienced dance artists and practitioners currently working in dance with people living with Parkinson’s
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.
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.
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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!
Any Age. Any Body...
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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.
International conference - Nov 2017
Save the date for Scotland!
People Dancing's international event is back - this time at Glasgow's Tramway, in November 2017. Take a look at the presentations and performances from our 2014 event here.
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...
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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