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Safe Dance Practice

With Charlotte Tomlinson
Tuesday 26 July 2016

This one-day course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of the dance practitioner in relation to safe and healthy dance activity using the most up to date research in dance science. Whether working within youth dance, with ageing dancers or dancers with disabilities, the underlying principles for safe dance remain the same and need to be practiced when working with any moving body.

The course will focus on the key aspects for safe and effective warm up and cool down, suitable sequencing of a dance class, basic anatomical considerations, and what advice should or shouldn’t be given by the dance leader to the participants in their session.

The course will provide an introduction to a number of key areas that consolidate what makes a dance class safe so that the practitioner can feel more confident about their own understanding, and delivery in community dance, with a focus on their particular area of practice.

The course is also a great introduction to the new Safe in Dance International (SiDI) Healthy Dance Practice Certification.

Charlotte Tomlinson Biography

Charlotte graduated with a BA (Hons) Dance Degree in 2005 with Roehampton University, an MSc Dance Science in 2006 with Trinity Laban, and a PGCE with University of Bedfordshire in 2008. She is now is a lecturer in dance at Leicester College and Addict Dance Academy, a community dance practitioner, and a course provider and quality reviewer for Safe in Dance Internationals (SiDI) Healthy Dance Practice Certification. She is Artistic Director for Inclusive Dance group SideKick Dance and co-author of the 2015 publication Safe Dance Practice: An applied dance science perspective. Charlotte also runs dance classes for older adults in Leicestershire. She has presented at both national and international conferences and is a listed Healthier Dancer Speaker with One Dance UK. Charlotte is a member of People Dancing, One Dance UK, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and Fitpro.

Safe Dance Practice Prices
Early Bird (until 29 April 2016) Standard price 
Members Non-member Members Non-Member
£85 £125 £95 £133