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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...
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.
Parkour at Summer School 2017
Alister O'Loughlin, Urban Playground
It's all about the obstacle - do you get over it or not?
One of the tutors at People Dancing Summer School 2017 (25-28 July) will be Alister O’Loughlin, of Urban Playground. Alister will introduce delegates to the exciting world of parkour and performance-parkour, known as 2PK…
New online learning course...
New online learning course
Preparing for Safer Dance Practice - an online course that will give any dance leader the knowledge they need to successfully integrate and manage health and safety principles.
Voice and Presence
Louise Katerega. Pic by Benedict Johnson
20 minutes to change our world
Louise Katerega is producer of Voice and Presence, the first collaborative project as an Associate Artist of People Dancing. Voice and Presence sets out to acknowledge, amplify and celebrate the voice of women of colour in participatory dance...
Summer School 2017
Summer school 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Summer School 2017
The 9th People Dancing Summer School will be held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 25-28 July 2017. Here's a round-up of its full programme of one and two-day courses.
Animated - written and read by dance/arts professionals

Animated - the community dance magazine, published by People Dancing.

Animated is written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals. It reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond, encouraging dialogue, reflection and debate on current issues and community dance practice.

The magazine is available online and in paper format and you can receive it as part of any of our membership schemes.

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