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Welcome to the area of our website that provides information about People Dancing's activities in developing participation in dance.

Dance for people living with Parkinson's
Find a Dance for Parkinson's class in your area using our Google map.  Class map
11 Million Reasons to Dance
People Dancing supports and celebrates ALL those who dance, want to dance or engage in dance. Find out more
Still dancing after 21 years
Eileen Burrows with the Growing Older Dis(Gracefully) Dance company
Come on Eileen! Senior dance group member celebrates at 21
88-year-old Eileen Burrows is one of the more senior members of the Growing Older (Dis) Gracefully Dance company, in Liverpool. With the group since 2003, the retired school nurse is about to perform in its ‘Coming of Age’ celebration of 21 years of dancing.
Viva Eastbourne!
Claire Chritou (left) and Claire Tabraham celebrate their Arts Award of the Year
BBC captures tale of two Claires
If you tuned into BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project, which profiled a number of conversations about ‘The Power of Dance’, you may remember the first podcast that featured two women who have devoted themselves to Eastbourne Dance Space
Learning from Parkinson's
Danielle Teale. Photo by Sara Hibbert
Curiosity, the moving body and identity
Independent dance artist Danielle Teale, will co-lead an ‘Introduction to dance for Parkinson’s’ course at this year’s People Dancing Summer School. Here Danielle blogs on how dancing with Parkinson's has made a significant contribution to her dance practice... and her life.
Dancing a way of life
Ruth Kent
How do we dance with those whose major challenge is in movement?
We dance to express our lives. For some, this can be a life with Parkinson’s. Dance artist Ruth Kent explains how, in growing a dance class in Aberdeen, she wanted to shape content around real life experiences
Completely tangoed: body and soul
Kate Swindlehurst
Once a dancer, always a dancer
She began with ballet, took up tango and, despite her Parkinson’s diagnosis, dance artist and writer Kate Swindlehurst has continued to be what she’s been since she was four-years-old… a dancer
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Glasgow conference 2017. Photo: Rachel Cherry
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People Dancing Music
Curated playlists for dance practitioners
Curated playlists for dance practitioners including; 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
Diverse presentations and debate
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
Stunning photographs reinvented
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
Animated magazine
Curious Shoes. Photo: Brian Hartley
Latest edition out now!
Animated magazine Winter 2017/18 - current issues and practice in participatory dance
Jobs and careers
Green colour
Here you can browse jobs and opportunities in community and participatory dance
Got a vacancy you want to fill? You can also post your vacancy online
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 visit to People Dancing’s international conference, to explain his quest to recover something that’s in danger of being lost… our natural instinct to move.