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Professional Organisation

Open to all organisations in the UK involved in community and participatory dance. This membership is designed for dance organisations, dance companies, and arts organisations.

Why Join?

Professional Organisation Membership offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting the work of your organisation:

Professional benefits
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks: People Dancing can provide Enhanced DBS Checks for those working for you in a DBS eligible position. The fee for a paid position is £54, and £15 for a volunteer application. More information about fees here
  • Reduced rate recruitment advertising
  • Add additional staff members to receive benefits such as Animated, and access to benefits online
  • Animated magazine: Access to the latest edition of Animated, the community dance magazine, plus access to an extensive online library and back issues
  • e-newsletters: Receive a regular jobs e-newsletter and the latest news from People Dancing
  • Reduced fees for People Dancing's Events & Courses
  • Certificate of Membership and a People Dancing Professional Member logo for use on your publicity
  • Sign up to the People Dancing Professional Code of Conduct, which translates the core values of community dance into standards of ethical and responsible practice
  • Live Well & Dance with Parkinson's: Support for artists and practitioners developing and leading in work for dance for people with Parkinson's, through introductory courses, continuing professional development events and workshops. Partnership membership is invaluable if your organisation is interested in or provides opportunities for dance for people with Parkinson's
  • Access to fact sheets on a range of subjects, and compliance information.
Professional Organisation Membership fees
Annual Professional Organisation Membership
(Joining fee not charged at renewal)
Membership fee Joining Fee Total
Turnover up to £500,000
 £87 £10 £97
Turnover over £500,000 £111 £10
Commercial and Statutory
£10 £181

In order to complete the joining process you will need to read and agree to our Terms & Conditions, a copy of which will also be sent to you when you join.

Joining and payment options

Online: Join online using a debit/credit card or PayPal account. You'll be directed to a page to complete your details and payment. A receipt and confirmation will be sent via email. Joining online enables instant access to benefits. Join online now.

By Phone: Call us and speak to a member of the team to join over the phone: 0116 253 3453. Office hours: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.

By Invoice: Please send your request and/or purchase order to Daryl Kirkland, Administrator

What next?

We will process your membership within seven working days and send confirmation details to you via email.

Any questions?

If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of membership, we'd be happy to hear from you. Call us on 0116 253 3453 between 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri or leave a message on the People Dancing answerphone - we promise to get back to you. You can also reach us by email at: