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Student Membership

Open to all UK students of dance or education and training at any level, either as a main focus of study or as part of a broader education in dance or the arts. Student Membership is designed to be an invaluable study resource

Why join?
  • Get invaluable online resources and publications whilst you study
  • Join the network and get prepared for working in dance
  • When you're due to graduate, you'll need the most up to date information, and we'll be here to help.
Join anytime during your course of study and get up to 3 years' brilliant benefits for just £18. That's right, you pay a one-off fee of £18 when you join and we'll keep your membership running each year for up to 3 years.

People Dancing Student Membership benefits:
  • Animated magazine: Published twice yearly, Animated can be accessed online along with an extensive library. Written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals, it reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond
  • Participate: Published twice yearly; focusing on the individuals and communities that dance in participatory settings, helping to reveal why people dance and what it means to them. Participate can be accessed online
  • Access to our downloadable fact sheets on a broad range of subjects, including legal compliance
  • e-newsletters: Regular e-newsletters including monthly jobs e-news
  • Reduced fees for People Dancing Summer School
  • Reduced fees for our courses & events
  • Certificate of Membership and a People Dancing Member logo for use on your publicity
  • 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
Once you're ready to start working in dance settings, you'll need insurance cover, and possibly a DBS Check for work with vulnerable groups. Simply switch to our Professional Individual Membership for access to these benefits
Student Membership fee
Student Membership
Cost Joining fee Total

Student - for up to 3 years

£18

No joining fee

£18


Please note; Student Memberships lapse in the month of June, three years after joining. To continue with People Dancing Membership after that time, please renew as a Professional Individual Member or Associate Individual Member.
Joining and payment options

Online: Join now to gain instant access to benefits 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.

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?

Once you have joined, we will process your membership within seven working days and send further information about your People Dancing membership by email.

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, office hours: 10am-6pm or reach us by email at: info@communitydance.org.uk