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body for community and participatory dance
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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. People Dancing Membership reaches more than 4,500 dance professionals worldwide. Already a member? See below how to make the most of your membership. Login at the top of your screen to access your membership benefits online.

Individual Membership

For teachers, artists, students, practitioners, leaders and choreographers

Organisation Membership

For dance companies, libraries, arts organisations, schools and universities

COVID-19 Government guidance and risk assessment considerations

To assist dance artists, practitioners and teachers in preparing for a return to in-person practical work during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve outlined below some areas to consider when undertaking a risk assessment of your work in respect of COVID-19.

Safeguarding: Out Of School
Department for Education releases guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Out Of School Settings in England
New guidance from Department for Education in England
People Dancing's International Conference, Glasgow. Photo: Rachel Cherry
For individuals
Everyone is responsible for safeguarding, including anyone who works with or around children and/or adults at risk. As a dance practitioner, part of your responsibility is being able to respond safely and well if there is a problem or concern.
DBS announcement
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Disclosure & Barring Scheme
From immediate effect we will no longer be accepting paper Disclosure and Barring Service applications, nor can we receive original documentation for proof of identity until further notice.
Insurance for dance work
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Insurance benefits included in Professional Individual Membership; Public Liability & Professional Indemnity of up to £10m, Personal Accident, Employer's Liability and equipment cover.
Fact sheets
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Downloadable fact sheets and legal compliance documents covering a range of subjects.
Enhanced DBS checks
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Access to our DBS service is available for members of People Dancing who are dance practitioners working with children and/or adults at risk.
Animated magazine
'Passage for Par' by Rosemary Lee, Par Sands Beach, Cornwall 2018. Photo: © Steve Tanner
Receive Animated magazine as part of your membership
Receive the magazine as part of your membership. Written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals, it reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond encouraging debate, dialogue and reflection on current issues and practice.
Term time visits
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Higher Education Membership
Exclusive to Higher Education Members; we can visit you and your students, once each year, to introduce People Dancing's services and offer a current perspective on community dance practice.
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Sign up to some or all of our occasional E-newsletters titles: People Dancing Updates; 11 Million Reasons to Dance Network (inclusive dance); Dance for Parkinson's Partnership UK; Early Years Dance Network and Jobs E-news
Code of Conduct
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
The Professional Code of Conduct translates the core values of community dance into standards of ethical and responsible practice to which community dance professionals adhere.
Reduced fees
People Dancing Summer School 2019. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Reduced fees (and/or free access to Professional Individual Members) for online learning programmes including People Dancing's annual Summer School.
People Dancing Music
Curated playlists for dance practitioners
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.