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Monday 27 July: Safe and effective warm up and cool down

With Charlotte Tomlinson

The need for a safe and suitable warm up and cool down in every dance session is an essential part of all dance practice. But what does a safe warm up and cool down look like in relation to your dance genre and the populations that you work with? And are your warm up and cool downs effective in assuring the best dance experience for your dancers, for example, to perform at their best, to reduce the risk of early fatigue or injury, and to enable best recovery?

This one-day practical course will provide you with knowledge about the underlying principles of warm up and cool down and give you the chance to explore what this might look like with the populations you work with in your chosen dance style(s).

Participation requirements:

Participants must have completed the Preparing for Safer Dance Practice online learning programme OR have obtained the Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate issued by Safe in Dance International before taking part in this course.


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Charlotte Tomlinson biography

Charlotte Tomlinson is an Associate Member, Course Provider and Assessor for Safe in Dance International (SiDI), and co-author of Safe Dance Practice: an applied dance science perspective (2015). She is an independent dance teacher, lecturing and delivering on Healthy Dance Practice throughout the UK.

Charlotte attained her MSc in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has presented at the IADMS Annual Meeting several times among other conferences, and has delivered courses on Healthy Dance Practice since 2011. Charlotte is a listed Healthy Dancer speaker with One Dance UK.

As an artist Charlotte is Artistic Director and Dance leader for SideKick Dance, an inclusive dance company based at Curve Theatre in Leicester, and dance leader for We Are Epic’s inclusive professional development dance company. She also runs a dance group for older adults among other community dance projects, and in 2017 she won the One Dance UK award for Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner.

Alongside dance, Charlotte is a keen fitness yoga teacher and has worked in the exercise industry since 2007. Within Charlotte's work she aims to bring the latest dance science research directly into practice making it accessible for all dance practitioners.