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Professional Individual Membership

Open to all individuals in the UK involved in community and participatory dance at a professional level, this membership is designed for dance artists, dance teachers and dance leaders providing community and participatory dance – either as a main focus or as part of a broader portfolio of work.


Please note the following:

If joining online as a Professional Individual Member between 11 February to 31 March 2019, your membership and insurance will be valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020:

Should you require membership and insurance before 1 April 2019, please call us on: 0116 253 3453 and we'll be happy to help.

For more information about insurance benefits effective from 1 April 2019, please visit: New insurance benefits from 1 April 2019

Why join?

Professional Individual membership offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work:

Insurance benefits
  • Sport, Recreation & Leisure Liability: A unique suite of insurances comprising; Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance of up to £10 million, Legal Expenses protection, Libel & Slander insurance, and Personal Accident insurance.
Optional benefits available as add-ons to Sport, Recreation & Leisure Liability

Please note: The above insurance benefits are subject to criteria and exclusions. Please read the related information on the insurance pages before deciding to join. The Professional Code of Conduct must be signed to ensure continued access to Professional Individual Membership and insurance.

Professional practice
  • Professional Code of Conduct: All Professional Individual Members are required to 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
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks: People Dancing can provide an Enhanced DBS Check for your work and/or those working for you in a DBS eligible position. Fees are explained here
  • Dance for Parkinson's Partnership (DfPP): 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.
Access to information
  • Animated magazine: Two issues of the community dance magazine, plus access to an extensive online library and back issues. View online anytime, and choose to have issues delivered by post
  • e-newsletters: Receive a regular jobs e-newsletter and the latest news from People Dancing
  • Reduced fees for People Dancing Summer School
  • Reduced fees for our courses & events
  • A Certificate of Membership, and People Dancing Professional Member logo for use on your publicity
Professional Individual Membership fees

Joining today will provide membership and insurance from the date you joined up until 31 March 2019.

Please add £10 joining fee to all prices

up to £25k

up to £35k

up to £50k

Joining between 1 Apr 2018 and 31 Jul 2018

 £90  £105  £122

Joining between 1 Aug 2018 and 30 Nov 2018

 £75  £85  £100

Joining between 1 Dec 2018 and 31 Mar 2019

 £45  £55  £65
Important: We are unable to provide short-term insurance through membership. 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. You will then receive a receipt and confirmation via email. 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-5pm, Mon-Fri.

Monthly Direct Debit instalments: Call us on 0116 253 3453 and we'll take your details and send a Direct Debit Instruction. The completed Instruction is to be returned to us within two weeks, but your membership and insurance will commence on the day we take your call. Office hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri. An admin fee of £5 applies to the Direct Debit payment option.

What next? When will I receive my insurance certificate?

Your membership and insurance will start on the day we receive payment and you will have instant online access to benefits. We will process your membership within seven to ten working days of receiving your application. Membership confirmation and certificates will be sent to you via email. If choosing to pay by Direct Debit, a payment schedule will be sent by 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: