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Professional Organisation

Open to all organisations in the UK involved in community and participatory dance. This membership is designed for dance organisations, dance companies, and arts organisations.

Why Join?

Professional Organisation Membership offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting the work of your organisation:

Professional benefits
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks: People Dancing can provide Enhanced DBS Checks for those working for you in a DBS eligible position. The fee for a paid position is £44, and there is no DBS charge for a volunteer application. More information about fees here
  • Reduced rate recruitment advertising
  • Add additional staff members to receive benefits such as Animated, and access to benefits online
  • DNA (Development Needs Analysis) online toolkit: A resource for you and your colleagues or staff 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 and/or 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 Professional Member logo for use on your publicity
  • Sign up to the People Dancing Professional Code of Conduct, which translates the core values of community dance into standards of ethical and responsible practice
  • Dance for Parkinson's Network UK:
  • Access this emerging network supported through strategic alliance with People Dancing. Network membership is invaluable if your organisation is interested in or provides opportunities for dance for people with Parkinson's.
Do you require insurance for your organisation?

Our insurance brokers Perkins Slade Ltd. provide preferential rates to Professional Organisation members of People Dancing.

Perkins Slade Ltd. may be able to help you with insurance if you are, for example, a sole trader or company, requiring Public Liability insurance and/or Employers' Liability, or if you are an individual whose insurance requirements go beyond the scope of the protection available through Professional Individual Membership. Call Perkins Slade Ltd. on 0121 698 8041 for a quote for your requirements.

Professional Organisation Membership fees
Annual Professional Organisation Membership
(Joining fee not charged at renewal)
Membership fee Joining Fee Total
Turnover up to £500,000
 £87 £10 £97
Turnover over £500,000 £111 £10
Commercial and Statutory
£10 £181

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: 0116 253 3453. Office hours: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.

By Invoice: Please send your request and/or purchase order to Shelley Trevelyan, Membership Services Coordinator:

What next?

We will process your membership within seven working days and send a People Dancing Membership welcome pack 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: