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Membership of People Dancing is open to all who support, engage with or have an interest in community and participatory dance. Our membership reaches more than 4,500 dance professionals worldwide.
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Glasgow 2017
People Dancing International Event 2014. Photo: Rachel Cherry
International Conference: Glasgow 2017
People Dancing’s second international conference was held at Tramway, Glasgow, on 3-5 October
Dance partners in health
Dance for health & wellbeing - Photo by Rachel Cherry
Dance partners in health
One Dance UK and People Dancing have joined forces to raise the profile of dance and make dance more widely available in response to the government's health and wellbeing agenda.
Summer School 2017
Summer school 2016. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Summer School 2017
The 9th People Dancing Summer School will be held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 25-28 July 2017. Here's a round-up of its full programme of one and two-day courses.
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Members' Insurance Cover
If you're a dance teacher, artist or leader, join People Dancing as a Professional Individual Member and enjoy insurance cover as a key member benefit.
Student Membership
Teaching Dance to Primary Schools, Summer School 2016, photo by Rachel Cherry
Designed to be an invaluable study resource
Open to all UK students of dance or education and training at any level. Join anytime during your course of study and get up to 3 years' brilliant benefits for just £18.
A spark starts a prairie fire
BLOG: a spark starts a prairie fire
Anthony Peppiatt reflects on initiating the community dance project at Ludus Dance in the early 1980s, and how his radical politics had been central to this. Christopher Thomson introduces.
Our Annual Report
People Dancing Annual Report 2014-2015
Valuing quality, diversity and inclusion in 2014-2015
People Dancing's latest Annual Report made its debut appearance at our 30th anniversary event, held at the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in London, on 13 December 2016.
BLOG: Dance without touch?
Cecilia Macfarlane
BLOG Post
The author of our very first People Dancing blog is the renowned community dance pioneer, Cecilia Macfarlane. We’re grateful to Cecilia for getting our blog off the ground, especially as she penned it on a plane en route from Japan to San Francisco!
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