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Here you will find essential sources of practical information and resources to support your work in community and participatory dance, such as training materials, teaching packs, magazines and other reading.

We also have careers information and information for people working in schools and education settings plus you can sign up to our newsletters and browse the latest jobs and opportunities in the dance sector.

Writing about your work: Sun 28 July, online
Donald Hutera, People Dancing Summer Intensive 2023. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
Bookings for the Donald Hutera Summer Intensive online workshop close at 3pm on Friday 26 July - only a few places left! This online workshop is for anyone who wants to develop their skills to be able to write about their dance work in a compelling and engaging way.
Dance in the Dark – new beginnings
Promo by Hannah Broadway
In this blog Kath Kimber-McTiffen talks about her new research & development project, Dance in the Dark and how she finds ways to continue to challenge and develop her own practice of making work for Early Years and families.
Approaches to Dance with Older People Qualification
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
The Level 4 Certificate Approaches to Dance with Older People is a single unit qualification that introduces dance artists to key issues that may affect older people who participate in dance.
Approaches to Dance for Early Years Qualification
‘Vitolda Klein’ – Vitolda Klein (Unsplash)
The Level 4 Certificate Approaches to Dance for Early Years is a single unit qualification that introduces dance artists to key issues that may affect the delivery of dance sessions for children aged 4 years and under.
Risk Assesment Qualification
The Risk Assessment for Participatory Arts Practitioners - Level 2 Award is a single unit qualification which requires you to develop your understanding of the processes involved in a risk assessment for participatory arts activities.
The single most important thing we do
Claire Pring, People Dancing's Summer Intensive 2023. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
Whilst attending People Dancing's Summer Intensive, Dance Specialist, Claire Pring took some time to step back, view her practice and to mull, consider and ask herself some big questions.
Support People Dancing's work with a donation
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Please enable us to continue our vital work by making a donation online
A choreography of parenting
Anita Clark.
Anita Clark, Director of The Work Room in Glasgow, Scotland, frames the voices of parent-artists contemplating or navigating the complexities of resuming their practice alongside the care and raising of children.
F-ing Good Zine
F-ing Good Provocation is a zine (project as well as a practice) that celebrates the 20 artists of East and Southeast Asian diaspora involved, who live, create and contribute to the vibrant arts landscape of the UK and beyond.
Read, Watch & Listen: Films
11 Million Reasons to Dance, inspired by Chicago. Photo: Sean Goldthorpe
People Dancing have been involved in making films for 20 years - find some of them here.
Jobs and opportunities
People Dancing in the Summer. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
Here you can browse jobs and opportunities in community and participatory dance.
People Dancing Membership
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Membership of People Dancing is open to all who support, engage with or have an interest in community and participatory dance. People Dancing Membership reaches more than 4,500 dance professionals worldwide.
Online learning courses
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
These online learning courses address a range of subjects that community dance practitioners may wish to learn more about providing dance practitioners with a chance to learn at their own pace, at a time and in a place to suit themselves.
Member logos and certificates
People Dancing logo
A Certificate of Membership and the People Dancing Member logo for use on your publicity.
Reset for Resilience: Online movement and well-being session
Eline Kieft, selfie.
Sun 8 Sep 2024, 2.00 - 3.30pm

As we shift from the vibrant energy of summer into the more grounding season of autumn, it's essential to realign our bodies and minds for the season ahead. Dr Eline Kieft PhD will help you to recharge and reconnect with yourself.