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Safe and Effective Dance Practice
The following resources have been identified to help practitioners develop their knowledge and skills in relation to safe and effective dance practice.
Safe and Effective Dance Practice

The following courses are offered on a regular basis by these institutions. Contact the institutions directly for further information.


One Dance UK Information Sheet topics include:

  • Finding a Medical or Complementary Health Practitioner
  • Dancer’s First Aid Box
  • Warming Up & Cooling Down
  • Copyright for Dance
  • A Basic Guide to Insurance
  • Dance Floors
  • Care of the Instrument
  • Are You an Employee, Self-Employed or a Worker?
  • Myths and Facts about Dance and the Body
  • How to Have Healthy Bones
  • Nutrition for Dancers
  • Muscular Imbalance Explained
  • Burnout in Dance
  • Fluid for Dancers
  • Core Stability for Dancers
  • Dancers’ Physical Therapy Questions Answered
  • Pregnancy and the Dancer, plus Pregnancy Exercise Sheet
  • Dance Spaces

Safe Dance Practice: An Applied Dance Science Perspective, Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty, and Charlotte Tomlinson, 2015

Dance Teaching and Learning: Shaping Practice, 3rd Edition, Lorna Sanders (Ed), 2016

The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) has in-depth papers on a wide range of aspects of safe and effective dance practice.