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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 work
Photographer: Zoe Manders
Why Men in Early Years Dance aren't just here for fun!
George Fellows, dance artist and Co-Artistic Director of Four Hands talks to Liz Clark, Associate Artist for Early Years, about maleness, nurturing and mental and physical health.
Disabled dance artists
Kate Stanforth in conversation
Five disabled dance artists on issues being faced amid COVID-19
Professional disabled dance artists and practitioners: Kimberley Harvey, Joseph Issac Powell, Kate Stanforth, Kitty Fedorec and Laura Dajao talk about some of the issues being faced amid COVID-19
In conversation
Kimberly Harvey
Translation, adaption and inclusion online
A short film of dance artist Kimberly Harvey and People Dancing’s Director of Engagement Louise Wildish in conversation.
Online dance delivery
Iona Waite, Education Programme Manager at ACE Dance and Music and Board member of People Dancing
Creative engagement during online dance class delivery
Iona Waite, Education Programme Manager at ACE Dance and Music and Board member of People Dancing talks with independent dance artist and practitioner, Lucy Haighton about how to enable creative engagement during online dance class delivery.
Facing the challenges
Anna, Dylan and Catherine Zoom meet
Delivering dance classes online
Join our Director of Learning, Anna Leatherdale in discussion with Dylan Quinn and Catherine Young about the challenges they have faced over the last few weeks of converting their regular classes as independent practitioners into online provision.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information and signposts to resources that may be helpful to you. Updated 09/04/2020.
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.
Summer School 2020
Using film in your dance practice with Michael Joseph
April - July 2020
A unique professional development opportunity for dance artists and practitioners, offering a diverse programme of online interactive webinars with internationally respected artists and teachers.
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.
Fact sheets
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Downloadable fact sheets and legal compliance documents covering a range of subjects.
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
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