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Educational Organisation

Open to all organisations in the UK involved in dance education and training at any level, either as a main focus or as part of a broader education in dance and the arts. Educational Organisation Membership is designed for educational institutions, colleges, schools and libraries

Why Join?

Educational 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
  • Reduced fees for People Dancing Summer School
  • e-newsletters: Receive a regular jobs e-newsletter and the latest news from People Dancing
  • Reduced fees for our courses & events
  • Certificate of Membership and a People Dancing Educational 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.


A note for Higher Education institutions:
Our new Higher Education Membership is offered exclusively to those running higher education and university programmes, with a valuable range of benefits to help prepare students for professional dance practice. Please see: Higher Education Membership page.


Educational Organisation Membership fees
Annual Educational Organisation Membership
(Joining fee not charged at renewal)
Cost Joining Fee Total
Library subscription £45 £10 £55
School £51 £10 £61

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-5pm, 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: