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body for community and participatory dance
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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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Early Years Dance
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Passion for Practice symposium
On Tuesday 19 November 2019 spend the day immersing yourself in some of the most relevant, innovative and exiting dance practice happening in the UK today.
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.
Animated magazine
'Passage for Par' by Rosemary Lee, Par Sands Beach, Cornwall 2018. Photo: © Steve Tanner
Latest edition out now!
Spring-Summer 2019: "There's a right to assert yourself as an artist, and an equal responsibility to respond ethically and sensitively to the people and the place, history included."
Doing things differently
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Pepperland and beyond
Dance artist and writer Kate Swindlehurst reflects upon her experience of the opening night of Mark Morris Dance Group’s UK Pepperland tour and the next day Dance for people living with Parkinson's - Looking ahead: a one-day interactive symposium at Sadler’s Wells, London in March 2019
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
Jobs
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
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.
Financing the dream
People Dancing Director of Development Ruth Bates Lee with her son, Jamie
Your child got into dance school! Now, how to pay for it?
It’s from this time of year People Dancing gets phone calls and emails from anxious parents wanting to support their children through dance training. Here our Director of Development Ruth Bates blogs on how these dreams, though expensive, can be made real.
People Dancing Music
Curated playlists for dance practitioners
Playlists include; Dance with Older People, Contemporary Dance, Dance for Early Years, South Asian Dance Styles, Lindy Hop, Dance for Parkinson's, Argentine Tango, Creative dance and Bollywood.
Living with Parkinson's?
Introduction to Dance for Parkinson's, Summer School 2016. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Mapping Dance for Parkinson's classes
We've created a map featuring Dance for Parkinson's classes that take place across the country. Find your nearest one here...