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New to teaching?
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Just graduated? Changing career?
Join People Dancing’s Associate Producer for Change, Louise Katerega, for her top 10 signposts to People Dancing's resources to get you started on a happy, healthy teaching journey.
NEW! Online learning
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Improving your teaching skills for community dance practice
This seven-unit online course, developed by People Dancing and co-authored by the Urban Playground Team, aims to support participatory artists to improve their teaching skills.
Safeguarding: Out Of School
Department for Education releases guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Out Of School Settings in England
New guidance from Department for Education in England
Open Space
Photo: Jeremy Wong, Operations and Finance Officer, Improbable
Online conversation
On Friday 25 Sep 2020 an online Open Space conversation with around 170 people in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic took place: Is this actually a great time to make some changes in Dance?
Disability arts
Jo Verrent
Commissions open to disabled dance artists
Unlimited's Senior Producer Jo Verrent chats about Unlimited's commissioning round that is open to disabled dance artists.
Tango in lockdown
Photography: John Connatty
The Tango Effect: Parkinson’s and the Healing Power of Dance was published during the COVID-19 pandemic, shortly after the country went into lockdown. Here, we are pleased to share recordings with you that were made by the author, Kate Swindlehurst, from March - July 2020.
Support for teachers
Making a Move book cover
Dance and physical distancing in – and beyond – primary school settings
In this hour-long webinar, that was held on Thursday 6 August, primary dance specialists Louise Jaggard, Claire Pring and Jo Cone share insights and examples from their new book 'Making a Move' as well as support artists preparing to re-start teaching in the Autumn.
Individual artists toolkit
Proof of the Pudding cover image
A resource for artists to help them demonstrate the value and impact of participatory arts and develop partnerships for funding work - including a Marketing & Communications pack and a set of Case Studies.
On a mission
Dance Photographer UK – Dani Bower
On a mission
Listen to dance artist Tamar Dixon talking about her Podcast series, ‘INSiGHTZ: An insight into your dance journey’: a series of interviews, personal stories, experiences and hot topics about dance.
Creative survival
Artwork by
Invitation to be Curious
A film made with Cecilia Macfarlane and Kirstie Richardson. Made in the first few months of lockdown, this film was created as part of People Dancing’s Summer School 2020 Reimagined programme, an offering of online live and recorded webinars, practice sharings and short films.
Fact sheets
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Downloadable fact sheets and legal compliance documents covering a range of subjects.
Animated magazine
'Passage for Par' by Rosemary Lee, Par Sands Beach, Cornwall 2018. Photo: © Steve Tanner
Receive Animated magazine as part of your membership
Receive the magazine as part of your membership. Written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals, it reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond encouraging debate, dialogue and reflection on current issues and practice.