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Associate Individual Membership

Open to individuals who support, engage with or have an interest in community and participatory dance, and the values of People Dancing. It is designed for those working in the arts, lifelong learning, health and wellbeing, sport, voluntary, community and public sectors in the UK

Why join?

Associate Membership offers some brilliant benefits, which include:

  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks: People Dancing can provide an Enhanced DBS Check for your work. Fees are explained here
  • DNA (Development Needs Analysis) online toolkit: A resource to asses your strengths and weaknesses and to identify areas of development, accessible through your membership profile
  • Animated magazine: Two issues of the community dance magazine, plus access to an extensive online library and back issues. View online anytime, and choose to have issues delivered by post
  • Participate: Two issues of our publication focusing on the individuals and communities that dance in participatory settings, helping to reveal why people dance and what it means to them
  • e-newsletters: Areas of interest; Professional Practice, Dance, Deaf and Disabled People, Dance, Health and Wellbeing, and Jobs E-news
  • Reduced fees for People Dancing Summer School
  • Reduced fees for our courses & events
  • Certificate of Membership and a People Dancing Associate Member logo for use on your publicity
  • Dance for Parkinson's Network UK: Access this emerging network supported through strategic alliance with People Dancing. Network membership is invaluable if you're interested in/or working in dance for people with Parkinson's.
Do you require insurance for your dance work?

If you would like the opportunity to access insurance benefits for your work, as part of membership of People Dancing, please see Professional Individual Membership.

Associate Individual Membership fee
Associate Individual Membership (annual)
Cost Joining fee  Total
 New or re-joining  £27 £10  £37 
 Renewal  £27 £27 

In order to complete the joining process you will need to read and agree to our Terms & Conditions, a copy of which will also be sent to you when you join.

Joining and payment options

Online: Join online using a debit/credit card or PayPal account. You'll be directed to a page to complete your details and payment. A receipt and confirmation will be sent via email. Joining online enables instant access to benefits. Join online now.

By Phone: Call us and speak to a member of the team to join over the phone using a debit/credit card: 0116 253 3453. Office hours: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.

What next?

We will process your membership within seven working days and your People Dancing membership welcome pack will be sent to you in the post.

Any questions?

If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of membership, we'd be happy to hear from you. Call us on 0116 253 3453 between 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri or leave a message on the People Dancing answerphone - we promise to get back to you. You can also reach us by email at: