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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information and signposts to resources that may be helpful to you. Updated 31/3/2020.
FREE resources
Director of Development, Ruth Bates
Risk assessment & useful resources list
It’s a busy time online right now, with lots of fantastic resources and ideas coming at us all left, right and centre. Our Director of Development, Ruth Bates Lee has been keeping an eye on some of the useful FREE resources and useful tools available to help you deliver your work and sustain your practice in the coming weeks. It’s a start, and we’ll be adding to it as things unfold.
DBS announcement
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Disclosure & Barring Scheme
From immediate effect we will no longer be accepting paper Disclosure and Barring Service applications, nor can we receive original documentation for proof of identity until further notice.
Invest in yourself
Jasmine Hall. Photo: Sara Hibbert, Danielle Teale Dance, Dancing with Parkinson's Programme
So what are you waiting for?
People Dancing's Summer School 2020 is just around the corner and we spoke to Community Dance Artist and Young Practitioners Advisory Group member Jasmine Hall about the impact of getting a Young People's bursary and taking part last year
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.
Jobs and opportunities
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Here you can browse jobs, commissions and opportunities in community and participatory dance.