People Dancing is the development organisation for community and participatory dance, driving forward inclusion and excellence and supporting a UK-wide network of members - dance artists and organisations - who make great dance happen in all its diversity.
Black Dance Voices
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This roundtable discussion will delve into all articles written by Black dance practitioners and published in Animated magazine. Pawlet Brookes MBE, (Serendipity) will be joined by panellists Louise Katerega (People Dancing), Rennaé Wilson (dancer and educator) and Sharon Watson (Northern School of Contemporary Dance).
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Space for freedom
In this blog, Suzanne Cantwell-Birkin of Off-Balance Dance reflects four weeks on from the launch of a new Dance with Parkinson’s class in Coventry… how she and co-director Alexis Haines are on a journey of learning together with their new and growing community of dancers…
Nurturing waves
Sarima and Eloise in studio. Photo: Sarima Chukundah.
In our most recent Animated editon Kamara Gray, Artistic Director of Artistry Youth Dance, looks back on its first decade while company dancers Eloise Badu & Sarima Chukundah recount how it propelled them to the world- renowned Ailey School’s Summer Intensive in New York.
Approaches to Dance with Older People Qualification
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
The Level 4 Certificate Approaches to Dance with Older People is a single unit qualification that introduces dance artists to key issues that may affect older people who participate in dance.
Approaches to Dance for Early Years Qualification
‘Vitolda Klein’ – Vitolda Klein (Unsplash)
The Level 4 Certificate Approaches to Dance for Early Years is a single unit qualification that introduces dance artists to key issues that may affect the delivery of dance sessions for children aged 4 years and under.
Risk Assesment Qualification
The Risk Assessment for Participatory Arts Practitioners - Level 2 Award is a single unit qualification which requires you to develop your understanding of the processes involved in a risk assessment for participatory arts activities.
The single most important thing we do
Claire Pring, People Dancing's Summer Intensive 2023. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
Whilst attending People Dancing's Summer Intensive, Dance Specialist, Claire Pring took some time to step back, view her practice and to mull, consider and ask herself some big questions.
Celebrating World Parkinson’s Day in the North East
Image credit: Eve Walker.
Dancer Eve Walker reflects upon her placement with the Live Well & Dance with Parkinson's performance group and how it solidified her work priorities and showed her the real power dance can hold and the impact it can have on individuals’ lives.
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People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
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A choreography of parenting
Anita Clark.
Anita Clark, Director of The Work Room in Glasgow, Scotland, frames the voices of parent-artists contemplating or navigating the complexities of resuming their practice alongside the care and raising of children.
A very contemporary dance project
Drawing: Marcia Porto.
Sharon Scaniglia, shares her appreciation of supporting artists, how creativity combats loneliness and her passionate belief in older age as an important time of rich self-expression.
Sharing early years dance practice
Kimberley Harvey and Ella Fleetwood talk about their experience of dancing in the public spaces and on the wards of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London from June 2022 to March 2023.
Letting The Light In
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
A connected conversation for a dis-united nation. In this online conversation panellists discuss the specifics of the state of community dance as we navigate Brexit, the pandemic, war in Europe and the climate crisis.
Contact with consent: online recording
Contact with consent: Exploring autonomy for dancers with additional needs, facilitated by Sali Gresham, delivered in partnership with Sense charity.

This session is for practitioners working within inclusive dance practice but could be a valuable reference for anyone working with non-verbal participants in dance.

This is a recording of a previous online event.
F-ing Good Zine
F-ing Good Provocation is a zine (project as well as a practice) that celebrates the 20 artists of East and Southeast Asian diaspora involved, who live, create and contribute to the vibrant arts landscape of the UK and beyond.
Early Years film
A discussion and exploration of early years participatory dance practice in performance with Takeshi Matsumoto and Liz Clark, Associate Artist, Early Years, People Dancing.