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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.

Tue 12 Dec 2023: 10:00 - 13:00 UTC in-person
Photographer - Keiko Ikeuchi.
Held in partnership with Déda, Derby. This three-hour in-person event led by Louise Wildish - Head of Inclusion, Liz Clark - Associate Artist for Early Years and Kath Kimber-McTiffen - Sonrisa Arts includes a two hour practical workshop.

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Latest digital edition!
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Animated Summer 2023
“...all the issues people are experiencing, dance gives voice to that. That’s why it’s important to remember that’s where culture and art stands.”
Contact with consent: online recording
Contact with consent: Exploring autonomy for dancers with additional needs, facilitated by Sali Gresham, delivered in partnership with Sense charity.

This session is for practitioners working within inclusive dance practice but could be a valuable reference for anyone working with non-verbal participants in dance.

This is a recording of a previous online event.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S) about using the Digital Identity application route when applying for a DBS check.
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.
Artsmark (for schools)
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
If you are a teacher or an education professional working with early years children and families please visit our Artsmark page for potential activities that support working in schools and nursery settings.
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.
Individual artists toolkit
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A resource for artists to help them demonstrate the value and impact of participatory arts and develop partnerships for funding work - including a Marketing & Communications pack and a set of Case Studies.
Curated playlists for dance practitioners
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People Dancing Music Playlists include; Dance with Older People, Contemporary Dance, Dance for Early Years, South Asian Dance Styles, Lindy Hop, Dance for Parkinson's, Argentine Tango, Creative dance and Bollywood.
Useful community and participatory dance links
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Here you will find a fairly comprehensive list of contacts across community and participatory dance, as well as other organisations that we consider relevant.
Sign up for newsletters
11 Million Reasons to Dance, inspired by The Red Shoes. Photo: Sean Goldthorpe
Sign up to some or all of our occasional newsletters titles.
Practice Networks
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
People Dancing’s networks are a way of connecting with others working in specific areas of practice, keeping up to date with new opportunities and developments.