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11 Million Reasons Asian Premier in Hong Kong courtesy of British Council 2016
11 Million Reasons to Dance...
Date posted: 11 October 2016
Our 11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition, featuring the stylish, fun and thought provoking work of emerging photographer Sean Goldthorpe, is making its Asian Premiere in Hong Kong, thanks to the British Council.
Teaching Dance to Primary Schools, Summer School 2016, photo by Rachel Cherry
Student Membership
Date posted: 03 October 2016
Open to all UK students of dance or education and training at any level. Join anytime during your course of study and get up to 3 years' brilliant benefits for just £18.
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Any Age Any Body...
Date posted: 19 September 2016
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.
David Leventhal
Dance for Parkinson's
Date posted: 16 August 2016
People Dancing’s annual Summer School returned to De Montfort University, Leicester (26-29 July). One of its first courses to sell out was the two-day ‘Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s’ session, led by David Leventhal from New York’s Mark Morris Dance Group and Danielle Teale of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK.
Restoring trust & kinship, post-EU vote
Date posted: 24 June 2016
Wise counsel from Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO on the aftermath of the EU referendum...
Come and join us!
Date posted: 19 June 2016
Membership of People Dancing is open to all who support, engage with or have an interest in community and participatory dance.
Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group. Photo: Johan Henckens
Dance and Parkinson's
Date posted: 20 April 2016
People Dancing and Dance for PD® have, with the assistance of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, created an online learning programme...
Our video: Adaption
Date posted: 07 April 2016
In this film dancers Laura Dajao and Mickael Marso Riviere discuss dance within hip hop culture, and highlight how better awareness around access can ensure inclusivity. Made in partnership with the MS Society.
The Museum of Us
Date posted: 20 September 2016
Support People Dancing and find out more about this research work with De Montfort University
ArtWorks Alliance
Date posted: 28 June 2016
A new body for participatory arts has been formed. ArtWorks Alliance is the UK umbrella for organisations with strategic or developmental interests in any branch of participatory arts.
People Dancing Summer School 2015. Photo: Rachel Cherry
People Dancing Fact Sheets
Date posted: 28 June 2016
Dancers, dance teachers, leaders and facilitators are subject to a range of legal issues, depending on the nature and location of their work. See our unique Fact Sheets to help you navigate this important area of practice.
The Dancing Girls. Photo:
Those dancing, swirling seaside girls
Date posted: 28 June 2016
In the latest edition of Participate, our newspaper for participatory dance, Virginia Kennedy talks about dancing every Wednesday in a village hall in the picturesque seaside village of Alnmouth, Northumberland and her lifelong relationship with dance.
International conference - Nov 2017
Date posted: 28 June 2016
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.
11 Million Reasons
Date posted: 24 June 2016
A photography exhibition inspired by iconic dance moments from film, re-imagined by Deaf and disabled people who dance.