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People Dancing's Summer School 2017

Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 July 2017
De Montfort University, Leicester

People Dancing's Summer School is back for 2017, with a revamped programme of one and two-day courses. This unique professional development experience gives participants the chance to develop new skills and be inspired by great dance practice presented by renowned artists and leaders in the field.


  • Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s, led by David Leventhal, Danielle Teale and the Dance for Parkinson's Network UK - Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 July
  • Dance and early years, led by Liz Clark - Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 July
  • Dance with older people, led by Diane Amans - Wednesday 26 July
  • Exploring Techniques to Develop Your Practice, led by Alexandra Jay, Alister O'Loughlin, Miranda Henderson and Kloé
    Dean - Thursday 27July
  • Advanced Dance for Parkinson’s, led by artists from English National Ballet and guest tutor David Leventhal (Dance for PD(R)) - Thursday 27 July
  • Developing Choreography: Any Age, Any Body, Any Dance, led by Cecilia Macfarlane and Jo Rhodes - Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July
  • Including disabled people in your dance practice, led by TBC - Friday 28 July
  • Dance for people living with cancer, led by Sue Smith - Friday 28 July

Please view the list of courses on the right for further detailed information on the programme...

... and see below for further information, including how to book:

Further information and how to apply


Course fees start from £92 and include all support materials and lunches. Please download the application form below for a full breakdown of prices for each course.


If you wish to stay on site, we can provide very reasonable accommodation for all the Summer School courses not only to eliminate a commute but to enable you to make the most of networking with other course members. Liberty Living provide the accommodation:

Getting there:

Car and public transport information can be found here. We will be in contact closer the time about parking.

Choosing a course:

If you have read the above information and are still not sure which course is best for you, email Anna Leatherdale, Summer School Director, at or call us on 0116 253 3453.

Payment options:

We are pleased to offer a number of payment options for this year's Summer School. You can pay by card, send us a cheque or pay by bank transfer. If you have any questions about these payment options, please let us know.

How to apply:

Please complete the application form below and return it to Anna Leatherdale via email at or by post to Summer School 2017, People Dancing, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

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Previous participants' thoughts...
"I and everyone had a brilliant time and as previously, summer school was so well organised, enjoyable and such brilliant workshops! I certainly came away feeling inspired! The delegates really gelled well, I felt, and I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to network, make some valuable contacts and made some great friends!"
Summer School Participant 2016
"...such an inspiring, enjoyable and useful course; Dance for Parkinson's.
We have been given a wealth of information to support our individual practices, particularly useful in establishing, running and developing dance sessions for people with Parkinson's but equally as helpful for the range of other groups we work with in more general community dance practice. I'm sure what we've learnt will continue to filter into and effect our work for a very long time.
The course was also life/work affirming and it was a privilege to be both in the company of such wonderful, experienced and generous dance leaders as well as with so many like minded and interesting co-participants..."

Introduction to Dance for Parkinson's course Participant 2016