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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 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
Animated magazine
Curious Shoes. Photo: Brian Hartley
Latest edition out now!
Animated magazine Winter 2017/18 - current issues and practice in participatory dance
Jobs and careers
Green colour
Here you can browse jobs and opportunities in community and participatory dance
Got a vacancy you want to fill? You can also post your vacancy online
From a land down under...
Jess Conneely
Who needs a Sunshine Coast when you can go to Summer School?
Some practitioners will go to the ends of the earth to pursue their passion for dance. Jess Conneely and Gail Hewton are set to travel to Leicester, England for People Dancing's 10th Summer School...
Push came to shove
David Leventhal
Dance for Parkinson's
The People Dancing Summer School will welcome one of the world's leading lights in the growing field of dance for Parkinson's. David Leventhal joins us from his Brooklyn studio - here's his blog on pushing the seemingly immovable 'flywheel'.
No barriers
Photo shows Natasha Britton, Magpie Dance
Seeing every 'body' dance - for enjoyment, for art, for a career
Inspired by artistic director Avril Hitman and all the Magpie Dance team, Natasha Britton explains her passion to achieve "a world where a learning disability is no barrier to personal and artistic success in dance"
Summer School blog
Jo Rhodes at People Dancing Summer School 2016
Not bad for those who 'haven't got a creative bone in their bodies'
The People Dancing Summer School will cover a range of dance styles. Jo Rhodes, who will lead a session on Youth Dance, draws on her dance experience to show the power of dance to move young people…
International conference
Liz Lerman at Glasgow 2017. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Glasgow 2017
People Dancing’s international conference attracted dance artists, teachers, organisations and managers from 15 countries across the globe. We captured some of the quality and diversity of the presentations and debate with a series of People Dancing podcasts.
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.
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 visit to People Dancing’s international conference, to explain his quest to recover something that’s in danger of being lost… our natural instinct to move.
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.
North East claims dance images
Dance City: Photo by Adam Widdrington
11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition finds a home
11 Million Reasons to Dance, an exhibition of photographs by Sean Goldthorpe, commissioned by People Dancing, will return to Dance City for permanent display from January 2018, following a successful national tour.