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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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Inclusive ballroom
Rashmi Becker, Step Change Studios
Bringing a new vibe to ballroom
Presented by Step Change Studios, ‘Fusion’, an inclusive ballroom dance showcase with disabled and non-disabled artists, premiered at Sadler’s Wells, in May. Here Rashmi Becker, Step Change Studios producer and founder, blogs for us about dance, diversity, and her drive to push the boundaries of ballroom
We are recruiting Trustees
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People Dancing Trustees
We are looking to appoint up to four new Trustees through open recruitment. The newly appointed Trustees will support the Chair and offer their guidance to staff to lead the organisation into the future.
Bowditch bows out
Caroline Bowditch (right). Photo: Matthew Andrews www.matthewandrews.co.uk
In this Animated...
Australian performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch moved to the UK in 2002. With her about to return home to take up an exciting new role, the 13-year People Dancing Trustee reflects on her time here…
Doing access digitally
Louise Wildish - Producer, People Dancing
Access as the starting point for creativity
Thanks to funding from digital commissioning body The Space, the 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition has hit a much bigger online audience. Yet, as producer Louise Wildish explains, it had to be made accessible…
Still dancing after 21 years
Eileen Burrows with the Growing Older Dis(Gracefully) Dance company
Come on Eileen! Senior dance group member celebrates at 21
88-year-old Eileen Burrows is one of the more senior members of the Growing Older (Dis) Gracefully Dance company, in Liverpool. The retired school nurse is about to perform in its celebration of 21 years of dancing.
Learning from Parkinson's
Danielle Teale. Photo by Sara Hibbert
Curiosity, the moving body and identity
Independent dance artist Danielle Teale, will co-lead an ‘Introduction to dance for Parkinson’s’ course at this year’s People Dancing Summer School. Here Danielle blogs on how dancing with Parkinson's has made a significant contribution to her dance practice... and her life.
Great value
Glasgow conference 2017. Photo: Rachel Cherry
From just £90
Join us to make the most of the insurance benefits included in our Professional Individual Membership for dance artists, teachers and leaders
People Dancing Music
People Dancing Podcasts
Diverse presentations and debate
The People Dancing podcasts are available for you to listen to online. Don't forget to follow us on Soundcloud and iTunes for future content!
Inclusive images go digital!
11 Million Reasons to Dance, inspired by Chicago. Photo: Sean Goldthorpe
Stunning photographs reinvented
People Dancing, with funding from digital commissioning body The Space, has developed the online presence of 11 Million Reasons to Dance with a series of short films and enhanced images
Latest jobs
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Here you can browse jobs and opportunities in community and participatory dance
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Summer School 2018
Summer School 2017. Photo: Rachel Cherry
People Dancing's Summer School runs from Monday 23 - Saturday 28 July 2018 at De Montfort University, Leicester. There are eleven inspiring courses to choose from, with world-class artists and teachers.