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Contribute / Advertise

Animated, the community dance magazine is published by People Dancing.

Written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals, it reflects community dance culture in the UK and beyond. Animated encourages debate, dialogue and reflection on current issues and community dance practice. The magazine is available online and in paper format. You can receive it as part of our Educational Membership or you can buy individual editions.

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

Advertising in Animated magazine

For advertising or to put inserts in Animated magazine please contact Shaun Dawson, Countrywide Publications. Prices start at just £160.00 + VAT and bespoke packages to fit your business requirements are available.

Tel: +44 (0)1502 725 878

Page rates

  • Ad rates: Full page £740, Half page £420, Quarter page £240, Eighth page £160
  • Ad dimensions: Full page* (trimmed) 240 x 337, Half page (landscape) 214 x 155 or (portrait) 104 x 317, Quarter page (landscape) 214 x 74 or (portrait) 104 x 155, Eighth page 104 x 74. All measurements in mm and width x height
  • Artwork requirements: Complete artwork as high resolution (300 dpi) PDF. If you would like the designers to make the ad then they need all text in a word document and any logo's as either JPEG or PDF.

*Safe type area: always inset type 5mm from trimmed page edge and gutter. If images or colour backgrounds go to the page edge 3mm bleed on all sides should be included.


  • Inserts will be dealt with on a case by case basis so please do get in touch with Chloe Miller to arrange.

All rates subject to VAT at 20%