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Doing things differently
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Pepperland and beyond
Dance artist and writer Kate Swindlehurst reflects upon her experience of the opening night of Mark Morris Dance Group’s UK Pepperland tour and the next day Dance for people living with Parkinson's - Looking ahead: a one-day interactive symposium at Sadler’s Wells, London in March 2019
Friends and a tool belt
Photograph: Theresa Haworth.
Empower, connect and develop
People Dancing's Summer School 2019 is just around the corner and so we spoke to Community Dance Practitioner and Creative Director of Bodyrox Dance Company, Leah Waterfield about the impact of getting a bursary and taking part last year
Summer School 2019
People Dancing's International Conference 2017, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Apply now!
Come and be part of the 11th People Dancing Summer School at De Montfort University in Leicester from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July 2019.
Animated magazine
Animated Autumn-Winter 2018/19 cover: Dylan Quinn, TOST. Photo: Luca Truffarelli
Latest edition out now!
This Autumn-Winter 2018/19 edition of Animated provides a platform for the diverse voices of dance artists and leaders sharing what drives them forward.
11MRTD in Doncaster
Photographer: James Mulkeen
Partnerships and support
In the third of a blog series featuring People Dancing partners from its 11 Million Reasons to Dance Strategic Touring Programme, Helen Jones, Assistant Director at darts (Doncaster Community Arts), explains how the project enabled her to change her view and how this has influenced their next steps
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People Dancing Summer School 2018. Photo: Rachel Cherry
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Translating touch
Kath Kimber-McTiffen, Wriggle Dance Theatre
Dance meets science to explore touch
On meeting a prominent neuroscientist, Kath Kimber-McTiffen, of Wriggle Dance Theatre, could see that the theme of ‘touch’ not only links the arts and science… it might also create a beautiful, interactive dance piece
NEW online learning
Devised in partnership with Diane Amans
The Introduction to Leading Dance with Older People online learning programme consists of seven units which learners can work through in their own time.
Four years on...
Around the world in 1,460 days
It’s exactly four years since People Dancing commissioned photographer Sean Goldthorpe to work on its 11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition and campaign. Our Director of Engagement Louise Wildish reflects... and looks ahead
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
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.
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