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What's in a name?
Kiki Gale - Director, Dance for Parkinson's Partnership UK. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Partnership set to build on progress of Dance for Parkinson's Network
With a change of name to The Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK, the former Dance for Parkinson’s Network is now well positioned to support the collective ambition to give everyone in the UK living with Parkinson’s the opportunity to engage in the creative, dynamic and aesthetic experience that participation in dance can offer, blogs Kiki Gale...
North East claims reimagined images
Dance City: Photo by Adam Widdrington
11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition finds a home
11 Million Reasons to Dance, an exhibition of photographs by Sean Goldthorpe, commissioned by People Dancing, will return to Dance City for permanent display from January 2018, following a successful national tour.
Tea and creativity
Steff Streat
"More cheerful, more energised, more able to cope"
From a cuppa and a chat to doing a Haka – Steff Streat, who has lived with Parkinson’s for 10 years, blogs on the difference going to a dance for Parkinson’s class makes to her quality of life
Dance on screen
Big Dance Shorts India. Photo: R&D
Showing soon: Big Dance Shorts India
Two three-minute films, both winners under the Big Dance Shorts programme, will be screened by Channel 4’s Random Acts strand on 16 & 23 November. Two other winners – Cuppa and But Where Are You From? – will be available to watch online from 30 November.
People Dancing: Together
Border Tales - Protein. Photo ©Jane Hobson
People Dancing and Protein launch 'People Dancing: Together'
Dance partners announce new programme of participatory dance, culminating in an annual international performance.
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...
Dance and Parkinson's
Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group. Photo: Johan Henckens
Dance for Parkinson's Online Learning Programme
People Dancing and Dance for PD® have, with the assistance of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK, created an online learning programme...
Reclaiming 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 recent flying visit to Glasgow, where he joined us for People Dancing’s second international conference, to write our latest blog. Here he explains his quest to recover something that’s in danger of being lost… our natural instinct to move.
Glasgow 2017
People Dancing International Event 2017. Photo: Rachel Cherry
International Conference: Glasgow 2017
People Dancing’s second international conference was held at Tramway, Glasgow, on 3-5 October
Participate - the newspaper for participatory dance

Participate, the newspaper for dance in participatory settings, is published by People Dancing.

Launched in 2014, Participate reports on the individuals and communities that love to dance, throwing a light on why people dance and what dance means to them.

The newspaper is available online and in paper format and you can receive it as part of any of our membership schemes. Alternatively, you can contact Rosie Frances, Programme Coordinator, at rosie@communitydance.org.uk to get your paper copy.

Participate is published twice a year, in June and December.

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