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Teacher and pupil reunited
Claire Pring
Expertise runs deep at Summer School
Continuity and quality in the highest standards of community dance practice are demonstrated by the impressive line-up of course leaders at People Dancing’s 10th Summer School (23-28 July 2018).
One bursary awarded...
Katie Reynolds
Bursary helps Katie get to our 10th Summer School
A Kettering-based dance practitioner wanting to make her practice even more inclusive has secured one of two bursaries from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) to help its members attend this year’s 10th People Dancing Summer School.
It don't mean a thing...
Nancy Hitzig
Swing sisters question politics of partner dance
People Dancing members Nancy Hitzig and Cat Foley are rehearsing a dance, music, comedy showcase for the Grimeborn Festival, London. Here dancer and choreographer Nancy shares her lindy hop journey, looks at the politics of partner dance and ‘Swing, Sister, Swing’.
Financing the dream
People Dancing Director of Development Ruth Bates 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.
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
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.
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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.
Animated magazine
Animated Spring 2018 magazine cover. Photo: Iain Garett www.igdesign.photography
Latest edition out now!
Animated magazine Spring 2018 - current issues and practice in participatory 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…