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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 2014. Photo: Rachel Cherry
International Conference: Glasgow 2017
People Dancing’s second international conference was held at Tramway, Glasgow, on 3-5 October
In praise of... "bird-scarers"
Alison Williams and Julia Melton at the Edinburgh dance for Parkinson's class
Keeping birds' nests out of our hair - the gift of dance volunteers
At People Dancing’s International Conference, in Glasgow on 3-5 October, one of the three conference themes will be ‘Dance for people living with Parkinson’s’. A conference panel speaker, Dr Alison Williams, who is currently working with the University of Edinburgh, teamed up with a fellow member of her dance for Parkinson’s class, Julia Melton, to blog for us in praise of volunteers...
Jonnie Peacock on Strictly
Louise Wildish - Producer & Director, 11 Million Reasons to Dance
Johnnie Peacock being on Strictly will better reflect our society
Paralympian Jonnie Peacock featuring on this year's Strictly will reflect a more truthful representation of our society, blogs People Dancing's Louise Wildish, Producer & Director of our strategic touring programme 11 Million Reasons to Dance...
Inclusive beauty of Parkour
Alister O'Loughlin, The Urban Playground. Photo by Rachel Cherry
How Parkour can breathe life into communities
People Dancing caught up with Performance-Parkour (2PK) specialist Alister O’Loughlin at this year’s Summer School, following his session as part of the Exploring different dance techniques for your practice course.
Dance, learning & Parkinson's
Miriam Early, Scottish Ballet. Photo by Christina Riley
"...by dancing with people living with Parkinson's, we come to understand ourselves better"
Dance practitioner Miriam Early has always loved what she does yet admits to going a bit sulky whenever it came to any serious self-analysis of her craft. But that’s now changed… and she’s discovered a beauty she never thought she’d find.
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...
Made in Sheffield
Nathan Geering - Artistic Director
'Steel City Man' set to open Special Olympics and bring disabled artists to the fore
It was a special time for Artistic Director Nathan Geering as he prepared to stage one massive Olympic show in his adopted home city of Sheffield…
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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