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People Dancing’s creative work is focused on a clear, dynamic approach to innovation and creative learning. Setting out different approaches to different areas of participatory dance, presents People Dancing’s work and priorities to audiences and stakeholders in distinct and relevant ways.

Disabled Dance Artist Network event, 19 June
Above image credit: 11 Million Reasons to Dance: Cymru project, 2021. Photographer: Philip Hatcher-M
This Disabled Dance Artists Network online event aims to facilitate connections among disabled artists and welcomes dance artist Suzie Birchwood who will deliver a practical session, followed by group discussions.
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Research Tender
Barriers to Progression & Employment in Dance for Disabled People – Research Tender The Working Group wishes to appoint for a nationwide investigation to identify systemic barriers that prevent disabled people from entering, sustaining and progressing their careers in the dance sector.
Dance in the Dark – new beginnings
Promo by Hannah Broadway
In this blog Kath Kimber-McTiffen talks about her new research & development project, Dance in the Dark and how she finds ways to continue to challenge and develop her own practice of making work for Early Years and families.
The Working Group statement
Candoco Dance Company, Corali, People Dancing, Stopgap Dance Company and TIN Arts are co-collaborators in a shared enquiry and Working Group to challenge ourselves and others to increase and sustain the presence and representation by disabled people in the dance workforce and its leadership.
Leading dance activities with Early Years course
Image credit: The Delights City ArtsHoopla 3. Image: Lamar Francois.
Delighted by dance: creating & moving in Early Years
A two-day (23 and 24 July) in-person course in the studio and outdoors for dancers, teaching artists and community practitioners who want to gain skills, knowledge and experience in leading dance activities with Early Years children (aged 4 years and under).
People Dancing Summer Intensive 2024
Courtesy of Empowering Dance (archive of the project).
Online and in-person events running 07 - 28 July 2024
Join us for one or more days of People Dancing's Summer 2024 Intensive. This mix of inspiring courses with artists from the leading edge of community and participatory dance is a chance for you to learn, experiment and reflect with like-minded colleagues.
Space for freedom
In this blog, Suzanne Cantwell-Birkin of Off-Balance Dance reflects four weeks on from the launch of a new Dance with Parkinson’s class in Coventry… how she and co-director Alexis Haines are on a journey of learning together with their new and growing community of dancers…
Approaches to Dance with Older People Qualification
People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
The Level 4 Certificate Approaches to Dance with Older People is a single unit qualification that introduces dance artists to key issues that may affect older people who participate in dance.
Approaches to Dance for Early Years Qualification
‘Vitolda Klein’ – Vitolda Klein (Unsplash)
The Level 4 Certificate Approaches to Dance for Early Years is a single unit qualification that introduces dance artists to key issues that may affect the delivery of dance sessions for children aged 4 years and under.
Risk Assesment Qualification
The Risk Assessment for Participatory Arts Practitioners - Level 2 Award is a single unit qualification which requires you to develop your understanding of the processes involved in a risk assessment for participatory arts activities.
The single most important thing we do
Claire Pring, People Dancing's Summer Intensive 2023. Photo: Rachel Cherry.
Whilst attending People Dancing's Summer Intensive, Dance Specialist, Claire Pring took some time to step back, view her practice and to mull, consider and ask herself some big questions.
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People Dancing Summer School. Photo: Rachel Cherry
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