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People Dancing's leadership of the community dance network provides a platform for exchange, critical debate and peer learning. This helps to expand our members' professional horizons, profile and professional identity.

Our News & Views area reflects this commitment to challenge, support and inspire dance professionals and our partners, including those who just love or want to dance. This will feature new dance projects, skills development, industry initiatives, thought leadership, the sharing of best practice, practical support and sector content that will inform, educate and entertain.

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Dance for health & wellbeing - Photo by Rachel Cherry
Dance partners in health
Date posted: 22 March 2017
One Dance UK and People Dancing have joined forces to raise the profile of dance and make dance more widely available in response to the government's health and wellbeing agenda.
Summer School 2016, photo Rachel Cherry
CPD: Dance for Parkinson's
Date posted: 21 March 2017
A professional development workshop for experienced dance artists and practitioners currently working in dance with people living with Parkinson’s
Summer School 2016, photo Rachel Cherry
Renew at last year's
Date posted: 21 March 2017
From less than £8 a month, Professional Individual Membership, includes insurance, provides access to Enhanced DBS Check administration, our publications and discounts on events and training. Plus, from 1 April, members’ Personal Accident cover will include a new physiotherapy benefit.
A spark starts a prairie fire
Date posted: 15 March 2017
Anthony Peppiatt reflects on initiating the community dance project at Ludus Dance in the early 1980s, and how his radical politics had been central to this. Christopher Thomson introduces.
Summer school 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Summer School 2017
Date posted: 12 March 2017
The 9th People Dancing Summer School will be held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 25-28 July 2017. Here's a round-up of its full programme of one and two-day courses.
People Dancing Annual Report 2014-2015
Our new Annual Report
Date posted: 20 December 2016
People Dancing's latest Annual Report made its debut appearance at our 30th anniversary event, held at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in London, on 13 December 2016.
People Dancing 30 Honorary Life Members
Our 30 names for 30 years...
Date posted: 14 December 2016
Prestigious awards made at special celebration event hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society...
Members' insurance cover
Get insured. Join us
Date posted: 24 November 2016
If you're a dance teacher, artist or leader, join People Dancing as a Professional Individual Member and enjoy insurance cover as a key member benefit.
Older people's dance activities  Photography Helen Murray
Older people's dance survey
Date posted: 07 November 2016
A new research report into current practice in older people's dance, published by People Dancing and co-commissioned by Aesop, was launched at the House of Lords on 7 November 2016...
People Dancing Programme - Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Autumn/Winter Programme
Date posted: 06 November 2016
The latest issue of People Dancing's Programme of events and initiatives is out now!
11 Million Reasons to Dance. Strictly Ballroom. Sean Goldthorpe
11 Million Reasons to Dance
Date posted: 10 March 2017
There are more than 11 million people in the UK with a disability. Our 11 Million Reasons to Dance initiative came out of People Dancing's commitment to support and celebrate all those who dance, or want to dance.
The Museum of Us
Date posted: 15 November 2016
Support our fundraising campaign to create an accessible online archive
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.
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.
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...