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The content of this site is proprietary to People Dancing and any access to this site or the use of any content made by any person is expressly subject to these terms:


Whilst the People Dancing has made every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this web site, it cannot accept responsibility for any claim, loss or damage which may occur from the use of the information. The reader assumes full responsibility for using the information at this website.

Links to other sites from these pages are for information only and People Dancing accepts no responsibility or liability for information contained on any site which is linked from or to this site. People Dancing is not responsible for information held on any external website, nor shall endorsement by People Dancing of the content of such external sites shall be implied by any link.

Any materials submitted to People Dancing for presentation on this site may be edited for reasons of style, content or available space. Information appearing on this site is subject to change, addition, or deletion without notice.

People Dancing accepts no responsibility for the content of messages placed by members on the discussion forum in the members' area, however the right is reserved to remove any offensive, defamatory, libellous or discriminatory material, or any junk mail.

The opinions, views and policies expressed on this site are not necessarily those of People Dancing, its employees or trustees/directors. This disclaimer is subject to the laws of England and Wales.


Unauthorised copying of any material (including artwork) on this site and the reproduction, storage, transmission or the distribution of any content, either in whole or in part and in any medium or format, without the prior written consent of People Dancing and, where appropriate, the author or artist, is not permitted. Modification or use of any of the content of this site for any purpose other than that expressly agreed by People Dancing is not permitted. All rights reserved.

Refunds and Returns

If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition within 30 days of the date you received the item. Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of returning the items to us unless we delivered the item to you in error, or if the item is damaged or defective. In this case please return it to us within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange. You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase within three weeks of our receiving your return.

Your statutory rights are not affected.

See below for specific condtions related to cancellation and refunds for Membership of People Dancing.


Please allow 7-10 working days in addition to the stock availability for your item to arrive. This also applies for your documentation and confirmation of your membership and/or insurance. Working days are classed as Monday to Friday 10am-6pm. When you place an order to purchase a product from the People Dancing shop, PayPal will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order. Items will be sent second class Royal Mail.

Please note that dispatch estimates are just that. They are not guaranteed dispatch times and should not be relied upon as such. As we process your order, we will inform you by e-mail if any products you order turn out to be unavailable. All prices are inclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

Membership Terms and Conditions

1. Terms and Conditions of Membership

1.1    This document sets out the terms and conditions that apply to membership of People Dancing, the trading name of the Foundation for Community Dance, and is entered into with the named individual or corporate subscriber. People Dancing reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time and undertakes to communicate material changes to all members.

1.2    Membership of People Dancing entitles the subscriber to benefits including, but not limited to, magazines/occasional publications mailed direct, the opportunity to subscribe to e-newsletter services, discounts for People Dancing publications, training and events (including priority notification and bookings) and other services as offered. These benefits and services may alter from time to time, with the current offer always listed on our website and in membership publicity and joining forms.

1.3    Anyone with an interest in community dance may join as a member through one of its schemes. People Dancing reserves the right to refuse membership should this interest not be demonstrable.

1.4    Becoming a member of People Dancing carries no legal responsibility for the member in respect of People Dancing, nor does it carry voting rights at meetings or liability in respect of any debts of People Dancing. The term ‘member’ is the name used to describe the group of people and organisations that access People Dancing’s services and benefits via a paid subscription programme.

1.5    Annual membership fees are payable at the point of joining, and are either received/taken as one payment or follow an instalment schedule upon receipt of a signed Direct Debit instruction. Membership runs for one year from the end of the month of joining unless joining the Professional Individual membership scheme where the renewal date is the coming March. Renewals and applications from new members will be processed within ten working days. Current prices for membership fees are provided on our website and in membership publicity.

1.6    When you request to pay your membership by Direct Debit you agree to return a Direct Debit instruction within two weeks of joining, People Dancing agree to adhere to the rules of the Direct Debit Guarantee, which will be sent to you with a full schedule of payments on receipt of a completed mandate. Membership will be cancelled and benefits withdrawn, with written notice, if these payment terms are not adhered to, and this payment option may not necessarily be available in the future.

1.7    You can pay by PayPal, MasterCard or Visa credit/debit card. Use of is subject to their own terms and conditions of use.

1.8    If you confirm that you are a UK taxpayer for Gift Aid purposes, this is in accordance with the requirements of the Gift Aid Scheme as they apply from time to time. We are not an accounting, taxation or financial advisor, and you should not rely on information given on the website to determine the accounting, tax or financial consequences of making a donation to charity. You must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that the charity will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. You understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you give on or after 6 April 2008 until you advise us otherwise.

1.9   We will contact to you to inform you when your membership is due for renewal, and will provide renewal forms and information about payment methods. Your membership will lapse and become void if monies due remain unpaid after 30 days. We will contact you to inform you if your membership becomes lapsed.

1.10  Membership is not transferrable. Associate Individual, Organisational and Student Membership fees regardless of date purchased, and Professional Individual Membership purchased for the period ending 31 March 2021, are non-refundable unless People Dancing fails in its duty to provide you with the benefits and services stated at the time your membership was purchased. This case should be put in writing. You have the right to withdraw your membership at any time and without providing reason however a refund for the ‘unused’ portion of the membership will not be provided. For the period 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 only Professional Individual Members may cancel or change their membership and are entitled to receive a partial refund as set out here.

1.11 People Dancing reserve the right to cancel your membership at any time should we anticipate that it will not be possible to continue to provide membership benefits and services for a continuous period of 90 days or more. However we shall use our reasonable endeavours to give you reasonable advance notice if we intend to withdraw services or benefits on a permanent basis.

1.12 People Dancing accept no liability whatsoever for any harm, damage, or loss, howsoever caused, which results through being a member of People Dancing.

1.13 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. The Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear or decide any claim, action or proceedings and to settle any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Terms, and for these purposes each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

1.14 These Terms should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, available at