You are here:> Home > Training & Qualifications > People Dancing Intensives > People Dancing's Summer Intensive 2023
People Dancing's Summer Intensive 2023
Join us this Summer, in our home city of our Leicester, for one or both days of People Dancing's Summer 2023 Intensive. This magical mix of inspiring, creative courses and workshops with artists from the leading edge of community and participatory dance - formally known as our Summer School - has been established since 2009. It's become an annual highlight for development & training with, for and by dancers, teaching artists and community practitioners.
  • Choose from six lively, relevant practical studio-based courses and two classroom-based workshops on complementary skills crucial to resilience in the current climate for the arts
  • Suitable for all career stages - often encouraging an effective blend of them for mutual learning and co-mentorship - for students, teachers and leaders of community and participatory dance and other performing arts specialists with an interest in the field
  • Focussed time to fill up on inspiration for the year to come by deepening your current practice or exploring new avenues
  • Cost-conscious, with an Early Bird price and fee reductions for Members of People Dancing, hosted in an accessible venue
  • Chances to network with peers as passionate as you from near and far, the welcoming People Dancing team and a general emphasis on respite, refreshment, and the joy of together!
All courses are one-day, from 10:00 - 5:30 UTC +1. Registration is from 09:00 UTC+1. Please pick one course for Wednesday and one course for Thursday.
Please note: The Parkinson's course is two days. You must attend both days if you pick the Parkinson's course.
Wednesday 26 July

> A two-day Introductory course to dance with people living with Parkinson's with Heidi Wilson (day 1 of 2) 

The course is ideal for both early career artists who wish to work in health settings and more experienced artists considering developing a specialism in this area of work. Find out more...

 

> An introduction to dance for Early Years, hosted by Liz Clark with Louise Klarnett

A one-day course in the studio 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). Find out more...

 

 

> Digital Dancing Futures, with Alexander Whitley Dance Company

A one-day hands-on practical course for both long time enthusiasts or intrepid explorers who want to embrace a scientific approach to their work with primary-school age children and have exclusive access to some of the latest digital advances in technology. Spend the day with Alexander Whitley, choreographer and Artistic Director of Alexander Whitley Company, enjoying an insight into the company’s pioneering practice. Find out more...

 

> Developing income streams for your work, with Ruth Lee

A one-day in-person workshop for dancers, teaching artists and community practitioners about where and how you might generate income for your work. It will explore approaches, options and models, and pinpoint the range of key skills that help you generate income. Find out more...

 

 

> Evening lecture demonstration, with Anusha Subramanyam

About the Early Years project ‘Choogh Choogh’ plus refreshments, open to all course participants. Find out more...

 

Thursday 27 July

> Morning warm-up with Michael Joseph 

Get your groove on in Michael's morning disco warm-up! Open to all course participants. Find out more...

 

 

 

> What I need is...' Negotiating the work you want in the way you need hosted by Louise Brown with Krystal S. Lowe

Even in an arts industry striving to be inclusive, asking for exactly what we need to support our practical needs, health and well-being can be a complex and anxiety- provoking process. Aimed at disabled and non-disabled artists, freelancers and those who employ them, this course will be gently and skilfully facilitated by a team with a range of relevant lived experiences and advice to share: a safe space to work through everything from  fees, to scheduling to the reasonable adjustments you might need to free you to give of your best in your participatory dance leadership. Find out more...

 

> Introduction to dance with older people, with Diane Amans

A one-day introductory course in the studio for dancers, teaching artists and community practitioners who want to gain skills, knowledge and experience in leading dance with older people. Find out more...

 

 

> Wordwise: writing about your work, with Donald Hutera

A one-day in-person workshop for anyone who want to develop their skills to be able to write about their dance work in a compelling and engaging way. Find out more...

 

 

> An Introduction to dance with people living with Parkinson's, with Heidi Wilson (day 2 of 2)

Access and inclusion

Our Summer Intensive aims to be welcoming and inclusive. We seek the same information from all participants and invite individual comment about access needs and preferences. Upon applying please fill out these areas of the form or contact us directly via info@communitydance.org.uk so that we can ensure that, wherever possible, barriers are removed for your time with us.

There will be four quiet spaces available throughout the Summer Intensive - two with soft furnishings and two with chairs and tables - should you need to take a break, rest, use your laptop or have some reflective time.

Pricing
Early bird, until midday Monday 26 June 2023
  • People Dancing Members: £75 / £130 two-day courses
  • Non-members: £125 / £230 two day courses - if you're not a member already, it's cheaper to join first and pay the members price
  • Online course add-ons £40 each (discounted from £65)
Full price
  • People Dancing Members: £95 / £170 two-day courses
  • Non-members: £145 / £270 two day courses - if you're not a member already, it's cheaper to join first and pay the members price
  • Online course add-ons £40 each

Bookings are confirmed following application - see below. 

 

Payment options:

You can pay by:

  • debit or credit card over the 'phone
  • sending us a cheque
  • bank transfer.

If you have any questions about these payment options, please let us know. If you prefer to spread your payment, a £30 deposit (non-refundable after 12 June) is payable to secure your place. The remainder will then be due by Monday 17 July. We regret that if these amounts are not made by the specified dates, we will release your place to someone else.

 
Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your place:

  • by 12 June, a full refund will be given
  • from 13 June to 3 July, a full refund will be given, less a £30 deposit
  • from 4 July to 18 July, 50% of your total fee will refunded
  • after 19 July, no refund will be given. If you need to cancel your place after 19 July due to COVID-19, please speak to us directly.
How to apply and book your place
Bookings are made by initial and short online application. This is so we can help ensure that you have the best possible experience and are able to meet your needs. The process is as follows:

1. Select the courses you would like to attend

2. Complete the short online application using the link below

3. We will be in touch to confirm your place and arrange payment

Please view the list of courses and make your choice before completing an online application form as the online form cannot be saved and you will need to complete it in one sitting (you will not be timed out). On completing the form press the 'Submit' button.

Applications for this event are now closed

We will contact you by email within 10 working days to let you know whether you have been successful in your application.