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People Dancing's Summer School
Line up for Summer School 2020
This year's Summer School takes place Monday 27 - Friday 31 July 2020 at De Montfort University, Leicester.
A unique professional development opportunity for dance artists and practitioners, offering a diverse programme of one and two-day courses with internationally respected course leaders. Practical courses provide learning and skills development, connection with peers and time out for reflection, plus morning technique classes, evening seminars and networking. Suitable for people at different stages of their career wishing to learn with others in an enjoyable, supportive and creative environment.

Programme line up includes 

  • Safe and effective warm up and cool down with Charlotte Tomlinson
  • Devising and running a dance project with Ruth Bates Lee
  • Co-creating choreography: disabled and non-disabled dancers creating together with Laura Jones and Chris Pavia from Stopgap Dance Company
  • The Advantage of Age - an open forum for dance artists 60+ facilitated by Cecilia Macfarlane
  • Developing creativity with older participants with Clint Lutes
  • Improving your teaching skills for community dance practice, with Geraldine Hurl
  • Cross artform collaboration with Louise Katerega
  • Using film in your dance practice with Michael Joseph
  • Introduction to dance and dementia with Diane Amans
  • Introduction to dance for people living with Parkinson's with artists from English National Ballet and others to be confirmed
  • Dance with older people practice sharing day facilitated by Diane Amans
  • Working with children and young people (CYP) practice sharing day facilitated by Mel Knott
  • Early Years Dance Network (EYDN) practice sharing day facilitated by Liz Clark
  • Dance for people living with Parkinson's practice sharing workshop facilitated by Cheryl McChesney.

Other programmes

  • People Dancing is also pleased to be hosting a workshop provided by Serendipity, lead by Thomas Prestø, in Talawa Technique®

Full course programme details available from Monday 3 February 2020.

Previous participants' thoughts...

"At the end of a years teaching its easy to feel tired and stagnant. People Dancing's Summer School never fails to reassure, enrich and provide inspiration for the year ahead."

Course participant 

"All the content very useful, stimulating & enjoyable. Wonderful to have live music on loud. Vocal work especially valuable for me."

Advanced Dance for Parkinson's course participant

"Amazing opportunity for artists in all stages of career – particularly empowering for myself as a recent dance graduate! Thank you!"

Course participant

"Incredibly well run and organized course, the quality of the training was excellent."

Course participant

"The course was a great way to re-energize and be inspired. I loved the collaborative elements and will give me a number of activities to use in my own practice."

Course participant