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Higher Education Membership

Are you an institution or organisation that provides higher or further level training or courses in dance? People Dancing invites lecturers and course leaders to take up Higher Education Membership

Offered exclusively to those running dance education programmes, and designed specifically with their students in mind, this is an innovative opportunity to secure a valuable range of benefits to help prepare students for professional dance practice. Higher Education Membership provides support for your programme and students with free access to a wealth of resources for the duration of their studies.

Your students will be able to access:

  • their own Student Membership - at no charge for the duration of their studies, and we’ll connect with them directly with learning resources, suggested blogs, vlogs and more
  • term time contact - we can meet with you and your students, once each year (subject to dates & availability), to introduce People Dancing's services and offer a current perspective on community dance practice
  • online resources - covering a broad range of subjects, including downloadable factsheets and our e-newsletters
  • online learning courses - exclusive free access to our online learning programmes including Risk assessment, and Developing income streams for participatory arts (currently up to 10 learning hours)
  • an extensive archive of Animated, the participatory dance magazine
  • further reduced fees for Our Events & Courses

At the end of their studies, Student Members can:

  • convert to Professional Individual Membership to receive benefits such as public liability insurance cover for dance work and an enhanced DBS check service, saving the £10 joining fee.

Further benefits for lecturers and students:

  • an enhanced DBS checks service - for staff, lecturers and teachers, and students on work placements
  • the facility to join for 1, 2 or 3 years is available. 


Get in touch

If you would like us to contact you and introduce ourselves and our services, please contact Daryl Kirkland, Membership Coordinator: or on: 0116 253 3453 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Membership fees

  • 1 year Higher Educational Membership, £250
  • 2 years Higher Educational Membership, £400
  • 3 years Higher Educational Membership, £550.

Join online: Register your details and pay using a debit or credit card via PayPal terminal.

Join online

Join over the phone: call us on 0116 253 3453, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and we'll take details and a credit/debit card payment.

Join via invoice: If you would like to request an invoice for your chosen duration of Higher Education Membership, please email:

We hope to welcome you People Dancing and look forward to posting out some handy flyers, posters and pens for your students with a QR code to sign-up for Student Membership.

"Dance in Higher Education is an evolving field underpinned by strong traditions, practices, forms and styles at its core, yet it has always been open to new ideas, approaches, ways of thinking, reflecting and making."

Dr. Fiona Bannon, Chair of DanceHE the representative body for higher education departments teaching and researching dance in the UK, Animated magazine Spring 2016 edition.