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Read, Watch & Listen

People Dancing's leadership of the community dance network provides a platform for exchange, critical debate and peer learning. This helps to expand our members' professional horizons, profile and professional identity.

Our Read, Watch & Listen area reflects this commitment to challenge, support and inspire dance professionals and our partners, including those who just love or want to dance. Featuring new dance projects, skills development, industry initiatives, thought leadership, the sharing of best practice, practical support and sector content that will inform, educate and entertain.

Contributing to Animated magazine and our blogs, vlogs and podcasts

People Dancing advocate for the power for community and participatory dance in several ways - articles in our twice-yearly magazine, Animated and the blogs, vlogs and podcasts in our Read, Watch & Listen area of the website.

These publishing contributions are both created by and aimed at the glorious variety of creative practitioners and those who support them that make up our important part of the dance profession.

This is our invitation to you… to contribute your voice in your way to People Dancing!

Click on the information sheets provided below to learn more about:

  • what we need from you, when and how
  • the various lengths and types of contributions you could make
  • the wide varieties of dance styles, topics and voices we value from the UK and worldwide
  • the journey to publication and what it might do for you and your work
  • the accessible approaches and support we offer along the way.

You do not necessarily have to be a People Dancing Member to contribute or access our publications. We embrace those new to sharing their their work though our channels as much as we embrace those with whom we have long relationships and it is a great way to publicise what you do to our 4,500 plus members and subscribers and share in our 20,000 plus reach on social media.

For full details or to pitch us your ideas please explore the information contained in the two documents below and/or get in touch with Louise Katerega, Head of Professional Development louisek@communitydance.org.uk

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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A choreography of parenting
Anita Clark.
Anita Clark, Director of The Work Room in Glasgow, Scotland, frames the voices of parent-artists contemplating or navigating the complexities of resuming their practice alongside the care and raising of children.
A very contemporary dance project
Sharon Scaniglia, manager of ArtsSpeak in Nottingham shares her appreciation of supporting artists, how creativity combats loneliness and her passionate belief in older age as an important time of rich self-expression. These come together for her in the magic of Cool Company, a gallery-based dance project for over 60s led by choreographer, Deane McQueen.
Contact with consent: online recording
Contact with consent: Exploring autonomy for dancers with additional needs, facilitated by Sali Gresham, delivered in partnership with Sense charity.

This session is for practitioners working within inclusive dance practice but could be a valuable reference for anyone working with non-verbal participants in dance.

This is a recording of a previous online event.
The Open-Ended Entity
A new blog from dance artist Hayley Guest at the beginning of an Early Years Action Research project called Move Play Create.
F-ing Good Zine
F-ing Good Provocation is a zine (project as well as a practice) that celebrates the 20 artists of East and Southeast Asian diaspora involved, who live, create and contribute to the vibrant arts landscape of the UK and beyond.
Early years dance practice
Hannah Lefeuvre talks about how the mindful art of weaving and gardening has influenced, and become intertwined with, her early years dance making and practice.
Time to take a moment
Louise Katerega invites us into a moment that offers a window not just on what happened at PDiTS but what it felt like to be there
Strength and fragility
Pelican Theatre's Pagan Hunt & Ellie Trow reflect on their experience of working with the Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s Performance Collective and the co-creation of their work ‘Vallum Hadrani’ performed at The Sill, Northumberland for the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.