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People Dancing's Summer School 2018
Come and be part of the 10th People Dancing Summer School at De Montfort University in Leicester from 23 to 28 July 2018.

There's something for everyone whether it's learning to teach Performance-Parkour (2PK), developing your somatic practice, learning to work with new groups or exploring rep as a source of inspiration for your work. 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, selecting the strands of greatest interest and potential value to your practice. We look forward to seeing you in the summer!


Please view the list of courses above and make your choice then fill in an online application form and wait to receive confirmation of your place before making a payment.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 13th July 2018.

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:

Children and young people pathway
If you're interested in working with children and young people you may be interested in taking the following pathway through the Summer School:

Dance for 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:
Course fees
  Early Bird (until Friday 27 April 2018) Standard
  Members Non-member Members Non-member
 Half day (Monday afternoon)  £45  £65  £65  £85
 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
 Dance for Parkinson's Online Learning programme: 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 be able to offer a number of bursaries for courses at this year's Summer School:

Please note:  all Parkinson's EQUIP bursaries have now been allocated.

Online application forms
There are 3 application forms to choose from to apply to participate in the Summer School.
  1. Course online application form (for everyone who is not applying for a bursary)
  2. Under 26 bursary online application form
  3. EDFSS bursary online 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.

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

Accommodation, parking and travel information


We can provide very reasonable accommodation for all Summer School participants - not only to eliminate a commute but to enable you to make the most of networking with other course members. These are private rooms with showers (you will be provided with bedding and a towel), including access to a shared kitchen (no microwave) - all situated within a flat. Please note that as this is self-catering student accommodation and you will be provided with lunch but will need to cater for your own breakfast and dinner. Fully accessible rooms are available and will be allocated as required.

Liberty Park has 24-hour reception so if you arrive in Leicester early in the morning/late in the evening before your course is due to start you may go to your accommodation if you choose to do so. 

Accommodation costs £28 per person per night at the Premium En-Suite rooms provided by Liberty Living:

You may choose to arrange your own alternative accommodation. If you would like to stay at Liberty Park, please indicate this on your application form and pay with your course fees.


If you are staying with us at the accommodation in Liberty Park, there is parking available at the accommodation although this cannot be booked or guaranteed.

If you are arriving on the morning of your course, please park your car and walk up to meet us at PACE as you may not have time to go to your room beforehand. No parking is available at the PACE building.

If you are arriving the evening before your course begins please go directly to your accommodation.

If you are visiting us for the day, regrettably we cannot provide free, on-campus parking during the Summer School, however it is possible to park cheaply nearby.

For information about most car parks in Leicester, visit:

Getting there

Car and public transport information can be found here.

Finding us
Previous participants' thoughts...

"Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to meet with others in the same field. I've bounced, squished, wriggled, stretched my brain and body for the last 2 days - it was inspiring from the first warm up. I feel like a bottle of pop shook up and ready to fizz everywhere with ideas."

Dance with Early Years course participant 2017 

"Fabulous opportunity with brilliant professionals offering such a wide in depth programme over a number of days."

Dance with Older People course participant 2017

"A very rewarding experience that offered knowledge and support in a comfortable and fun environment."

Developing Choreography: Any Age, Any Body, Any Dance course participant 2017

"Thoroughly enjoyed this year's summer school just as much if not more than last year. Can't wait to see what's available next summer."

Dance with Early Years course participant 2017

"Wonderful and inspiring course by people who care."

Introduction to Dance for Parkinson's course participant 2017