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People Dancing's statement
Black Lives Matter logo
Date posted: 26 June 2020
Animated magazine
Animated cover image: Vicki Igbokwe teaching an Empowerment Workshop, Aditi retreat
Date posted: 26 June 2020
“What is this elusive thing we call our ‘practice’, our ‘voice’? Do you find it, or does it find you?” Summer 2020
Summer School 2020
Using film in your dance practice with Michael Joseph
Date posted: 24 June 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.
Online dance delivery
Iona Waite, Education Programme Manager at ACE Dance and Music and Board member of People Dancing
Date posted: 29 April 2020
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.
In conversation
Kimberly Harvey
Date posted: 29 April 2020
A short film of dance artist Kimberly Harvey and People Dancing’s Director of Engagement Louise Wildish in conversation.
Disabled dance artists
Kate Stanforth in conversation
Date posted: 29 April 2020
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
Facing the challenges
Anna, Dylan and Catherine Zoom meet
Date posted: 16 April 2020
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.
FREE resources
Director of Development, Ruth Bates
Date posted: 20 March 2020
It’s a busy time online right now, with lots of fantastic resources and ideas coming at us all left, right and centre. Our Director of Development, Ruth Bates Lee has been keeping an eye on some of the useful FREE resources and useful tools available to help you deliver your work and sustain your practice in the coming weeks. It’s a start, and we’ll be adding to it as things unfold.
New Chair of the Board
Scilla Dyke MBE. Photographer: Gary John Norman
Date posted: 06 February 2020
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
New to teaching?
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Date posted: 18 September 2019
Join People Dancing’s Associate Artist, Louise Katerega, for her top 10 signposts to People Dancing's resources to get you started on a happy, healthy teaching journey.
Doing things differently
www.penmendonca.com @MendoncaPen
Date posted: 01 May 2019
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
Advertise with us
People Dancing Summer School 2018. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Date posted: 05 November 2018
Whether you're looking to attract the attention of people like you, other organisations or both we have advertising packages to suit your needs.
Online learning
Date posted: 19 October 2018
The Introduction to Leading Dance with Older People online learning programme consists of seven units which learners can work through in their own time.
Beyond the 'usual suspects'
Martin Wilson - Executive Director, TIN Arts
Date posted: 02 October 2018
In the first of a blog series featuring People Dancing partners from its 11 Million Reasons to Dance Strategic Touring Programme, Martin Wilson of TIN Arts explains how the project went beyond those ‘usual suspects’
Online learning programmes
Date posted: 21 September 2018
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.
People Dancing Music
Date posted: 23 March 2018
Playlists include; Dance with Older People, Contemporary Dance, Dance for Early Years, South Asian Dance Styles, Lindy Hop, Dance for Parkinson's, Argentine Tango, Creative dance and Bollywood.
People Dancing Podcasts
Date posted: 22 March 2018
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!
Inclusive images go digital!
11 Million Reasons to Dance, inspired by Chicago. Photo: Sean Goldthorpe
Date posted: 16 March 2018
People Dancing, with funding from digital commissioning body The Space, has developed the online presence of 11 Million Reasons to Dance with a series of short films and enhanced images
Latest jobs
Green colour
Date posted: 15 March 2018
Got a vacancy you want to fill? You can also post your vacancy online
Our 30 names for 30 years
People Dancing 30 Honorary Life Members
Date posted: 14 December 2016
Prestigious awards made at special celebration event hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society...
Get insured - join us
Members' insurance cover
Date posted: 24 November 2016
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.