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People Dancing offers a range of memberships for individual dance artists, teachers and leaders, and for organisations of all sizes.

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New Chair of the Board
Scilla Dyke MBE. Photographer: Gary John Norman
A continuous flow of change
As Scilla Dyke MBE takes up the position as People Dancing’s new Chair, Scilla shares some reflections on a continuing life-long journey in and through dance
Summer School 2020
Using film in your dance practice with Michael Joseph
Monday 27 - Friday 31 July 2020
A unique professional development opportunity for dance artists and practitioners, offering a diverse programme of one and two-day courses with internationally respected course leaders plus morning technique classes, evening seminars and networking opportunities.
Animated magazine
AYD, Alvin Ailey Masterclass. Photo: Pierre Tappon Photography
Latest edition out now!
“...and this is the moment where magic happens” Winter 2019/20
Guidance and support
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Developing your safeguarding
Membership Development Manager and safeguarding lead at People Dancing, Shelley Trevelyan offers some guidance and support in relation to safeguarding
Lives, needs and challenges
Dr Sara Houston
The freedom that dancing can offer
Dr. Sara Houston has led prize winning research, speaks internationally on the subject and has just published a book, 'Dancing with Parkinson's' where she illustrates the freedom that dancing can offer to people
New to teaching?
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Just graduated? Changing career?
Join People Dancing’s Associate Artist, Louise Katerega, for her top 10 signposts to People Dancing's resources to get you started on a happy, healthy teaching journey.
Insurance for dance work
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Insurance benefits included in Professional Individual Membership; Public Liability & Professional Indemnity of up to £10m, Personal Accident, Employer's Liability and equipment cover.
Friends and a tool belt
Photograph: Theresa Haworth.
Empower, connect and develop
People Dancing's Summer School 2019 is just around the corner and so we spoke to Community Dance Practitioner and Creative Director of Bodyrox Dance Company, Leah Waterfield about the impact of getting a bursary and taking part last year
Jobs and opportunities
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Here you can browse jobs, commissions and opportunities in community and participatory dance.
Logos and certificates
A Certificate of Membership and the People Dancing Member logo for use on your publicity
Term time visits
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Higher Education Membership
Exclusive to Higher Education Members; we can visit you and your students, once each year, to introduce People Dancing's services and offer a current perspective on community dance practice.
11MRTD in Doncaster
Photographer: James Mulkeen
Partnerships and support
In the third of a blog series featuring People Dancing partners from its 11 Million Reasons to Dance Strategic Touring Programme, Helen Jones, Assistant Director at darts (Doncaster Community Arts), explains how the project enabled her to change her view and how this has influenced their next steps.