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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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Diverse presentations and debate
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Here you can browse jobs and opportunities in community and participatory dance
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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.
Animated magazine
Animated Spring 2018 magazine cover. Photo: Iain Garett www.igdesign.photography
Latest edition out now!
Animated magazine Spring 2018 - current issues and practice in participatory dance
No barriers
Photo shows Natasha Britton, Magpie Dance
Seeing every 'body' dance - for enjoyment, for art, for a career
Inspired by artistic director Avril Hitman and all the Magpie Dance team, Natasha Britton explains her passion to achieve "a world where a learning disability is no barrier to personal and artistic success in dance"
A spark starts a prairie fire
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.
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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.
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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The place to keep up to date with funding opportunities for community dance artists, practitioners and organisations.
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Animated
Animated, the community dance magazine is published by People Dancing.
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Dancing together and living together
People Dancing's International conference