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People Dancing's Summer School
Summer School 2019

Come and be part of the 11th People Dancing Summer School at De Montfort University in Leicester from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July 2019.

There's something for everyone whether it's learning to lead dance for Early Years, working with new styles such as Caribbean carnival dance or refreshing your creative practice with Rosemary Lee.
With a range of morning technique classes, world-class course tutors and free business skills development advice it's a week that's not to be missed. You can apply for a day, for a series of courses or for the whole week.

We look forward to seeing you in the summer!



Deadline for applications: Friday 12 July 2019. Your place at the Summer School is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from People Dancing and have paid in full.

If you need an alternative way to apply for the Summer School or you need any information in alternative formats please contact the People Dancing office:

Telephone: +44 (0)116 253 3453     Email:

Pathways through the Summer School

People pathway

If you're interested in working with different groups of people you may be interested in taking the following pathway through the Summer School:

  • Monday: Introduction to dance with older people
  • Wednesday: How different bodies enhance creativity OR Leading dance for Early Years (day 1)
  • Thursday: Leading dance for Early Years (day 2)
  • Friday: Teaching dance in primary schools.

Health and wellbeing pathway

If you're interested in delivering dance in relation to the health and wellbeing agenda you may be interested in taking the following pathway through the Summer School:


  • Tuesday:  Dance and stroke
  • Thursday: Advanced course: Leading improvisation for people with Parkinson's
  • Friday: Introduction to dance and mental health.


Creative practice pathway

If you're interested in working with a focus on your creative practice you may be interested in taking the following pathway through the Summer School:

  • Monday: Creating a dance performance in a day
  • Tuesday: Exploring improvisation OR Improving your teaching skills for community dance practice
  • Wednesday: Refreshing your creative practice
  • Thursday: Co-leading: disabled and non-disabled dancers leading together
  • Friday: Caribbean carnival dance.
Course fees
  Early Bird (until Friday 26 April 2019) Standard
  Members Non-member Members Non-member
 One day  £95  £135  £115  £155
 Two days  £180  £260  £220  £300
 Three days  £255  £375  £315  £435
 Four days  £320  £480  £400  £560
 Five days  £375  £575  £475  £675

Introduction to dance for Parkinson's online learning programme: reduced Summer School fee: £40

Introduction to Leading Dance with Older People: reduced Summer School fee: £40


Payment options: You can pay by card, send us a cheque or pay by bank transfer. If you have any questions about these payment options, please let us know.

Please note: Course fees include all support materials, lunches and refreshments.

Bursaries available

People Dancing are delighted to have teamed up with Parkinson’s Equip, One Dance UK and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) to be able to offer a number of bursaries for the 2019 People Dancing Summer School.

Four different bursary schemes, each worth £48.00, are available and only one bursary is available per applicant:

5 bursaries for young people aged 18 to 26 to attend any of the People Dancing Summer School courses
3 Parkinson’s Equip bursaries for people wishing to attend the Advanced course: Leading dance for people with Parkinson’s
2 EFDSS bursaries for EFDSS or Folk Educator Group members interested in attending any People Dancing Summer School course
4 One Dance UK bursaries for people wishing to attend the Teaching Dance in primary schools course.


Please find further information about the bursaries schemes here


People Dancing Summer School 2019 bursary application form

Online non-bursary application form

Please view the list of courses and make your choice before completing an online application form as the online form cannot be saved and you will need to complete it in one sitting (you will not be timed out). On completing the form press the 'Submit' button.


People Dancing Summer School 2019 non-bursary application form

We will contact you by email within 14 days to let you know whether you have been successful in your application.

Accommodation, parking and travel information


More information about accommodation during the Summer School will be available here soon.

You may also choose to arrange your own accommodation.


Regrettably we cannot provide parking during the Summer School, however it is possible to park cheaply in Leicester.

For information about most car parks in Leicester, visit:

Getting there

Car and public transport information can be found here.

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