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Associate Organisation

Open to all organisations in the UK involved in the arts who want to connect with the community dance network. Membership is designed for those wishing to demonstrate their active support for the organisation's values and access the benefits of membership

Why join?
Associate Organisation Membership offers some brilliant benefits, which include:
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks: People Dancing can provide Enhanced DBS Checks for those working for you in a DBS eligible position. Fees are explained here
  • Reduced rate recruitment advertising
  • Add additional staff members to receive benefits such as Animated, and access to benefits online
  • 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: Areas of interest; Professional Practice, Dance, Deaf and Disabled People, Dance, Health and Wellbeing, and Jobs E-news
  • Reduced fees for People Dancing Summer School
  • Reduced fees for our courses & events
  • Certificate of Membership and a People Dancing Associate Member logo for use on your publicity
  • 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. 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.
Associate Organisation Membership fees
Annual Associate Organisation Membership
(Joining fee not charged at renewal)
Cost Joining Fee Total
Turnover under £500,000  £87 £10 £97
Turnover over £500,000 £111 £10 £121
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, Membership 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: