The UK development organisation and membership
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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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Online learning programmes
Addressing a range of subjects
Each online learning programme provides dance practitioners with a chance to learn at their own pace, at a time and in a place to suit themselves.
Dancing for equality
Anne-Marie Smalldon, Combination Dance Company
Heroic tale in women's history made real through dance
Anne-Marie Smalldon, Artistic Director of Combination Dance Company, blogs on 100nehundred, a dance/history collaboration with The National Archives inspired by this year’s centenary of British women’s suffrage and modern gender equality issues
Australia bound
Inspired by Strictly Ballroom - Sean Goldthorpe, 11 Million Reasons to Dance, People Dancing
Crossing continents
‘Awesome’ images from 11 Million Reasons to Dance head for Australia
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.
People Dancing Music
People Dancing Podcasts
Diverse presentations and debate
The People Dancing podcasts are available for you to listen to online. Don't forget to follow us on Soundcloud and iTunes for future content!
Latest jobs
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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
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.
Living with Parkinson's?
Introduction to Dance for Parkinson's, Summer School 2016. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Mapping Dance for Parkinson's classes
We've created a map featuring Dance for Parkinson's classes that take place across the country. Find your nearest one here...
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
Dancing through pain
Raquel Meseguer
I have chronic pain. But I still need to dance
Raquel Meseguer, Co-Founder of Lost Dog, reflects on her journey from professional dancer, through injury, to developing projects that explore chronic pain in performance.
Get insured - join us
Members' insurance cover
Members' Insurance Cover
If you're a dance teacher, artist or leader, join People Dancing as a Professional Individual Member and enjoy insurance cover as a key member benefit.