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Dance on screen
Big Dance Shorts India. Photo: R&D
Showing soon: Big Dance Shorts India
Two three-minute films, both winners under the Big Dance Shorts programme, will be screened by Channel 4’s Random Acts strand on 16 & 23 November. Two other winners – Cuppa and But Where Are You From? – will be available to watch online from 30 November.
People Dancing: Together
Border Tales - Protein. Photo ©Jane Hobson
People Dancing and Protein launch 'People Dancing: Together'
Dance partners announce new programme of participatory dance, culminating in an annual international performance.
Parkinson's workshop
Photo by Sara Teresa
An introduction to dance for Parkinson's workshop
A two-day workshop is being presented in Leeds, next spring, by Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK and People Dancing, with Yorkshire Dance.
Voice and Presence update
Gladys Agulhas. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Voice and Presence... the story so far
Launched last spring to acknowledge, amplify and celebrate the influence on participatory dance of women of the African Diaspora, People Dancing’s Voice and Presence edged past its half-way point, in October 2017.
Voice and Presence survey
Louise Katerega with Remzije Sherifi. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Calling all female dancers of the African Diaspora
People Dancing Associate Artist Louise Katerega introduces ‘Untold Value?’ It's an important new survey just launched under the Voice and Presence partnership
Reclaiming our natural instinct
Vincent E. Thomas. Photo by Rachel Cherry
"When someone says, 'I'm not a dancer', I simply don't believe them"
US dance artist Vincent E. Thomas took time out from his recent flying visit to Glasgow, where he joined us for People Dancing’s second international conference, to write our latest blog. Here he explains his quest to recover something that’s in danger of being lost… our natural instinct to move.
Glasgow 2017
People Dancing International Event 2017. Photo: Rachel Cherry
International Conference: Glasgow 2017
People Dancing’s second international conference was held at Tramway, Glasgow, on 3-5 October
Jonnie Peacock on Strictly
Louise Wildish - Producer & Director, 11 Million Reasons to Dance
Johnnie Peacock being on Strictly will better reflect our society
Paralympian Jonnie Peacock featuring on this year's Strictly will reflect a more truthful representation of our society, blogs People Dancing's Louise Wildish, Producer & Director of our strategic touring programme 11 Million Reasons to Dance...
New online learning course...
New online learning course
Preparing for Safer Dance Practice - an online course that will give any dance leader the knowledge they need to successfully integrate and manage health and safety principles.
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