People Dancing

Board members and Chair of the Board

People Dancing is looking for people with passion, energy and commitment to join its Board, and is recruiting both Board members and a Chair of the Board.

People Dancing is the development organisation and membership body for community and participatory dance. Our vision is of a world where dance makes a positive difference. Our mission is to make engagement with dance important and relevant to individuals, communities and society.

The organisation works across the UK and with partners internationally as a driving force in developing excellence in community and participatory dance practices. This raises standards, helps improve employability, contributes to increased diversity within the profession and enables new opportunities for people to experience dance.

We particularly welcome applications to become a Board member from people with knowledge and experience in:

  • Community and participatory dance or arts, ideally as an artist, producer or teacher, in different contexts, styles and forms
  • Working inclusively
  • Arts/dance, health and wellbeing
  • Education, learning and skills development
  • Legal, governance and finance
  • Marketing and communications
  • Income generation and fundraising.

The Board also wishes to appoint a new Chair with the drive and experience to lead the Board and help the future strategic development of the organisation. Our current Chair, Dr Sara Houston, will step down in January 2020.

People Dancing strives to be an inclusive organisation that welcomes Board members from a wide variety of backgrounds. We positively encourage applications by people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people who identify as D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent.

To apply:

Find out more and download the recruitment pack at

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 21 October 2019.

Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email.