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Preparing for Safer Dance Practice

This online course will give any dance leader the knowledge they need to successfully integrate and manage health and safety principles.

Featuring learning tools that allow the user to apply these principles to their own learning or working environment, the programme supports an effective and ideally injury free experience for all those who dance, whatever their age or experience.

‘Preparing for Safer Dance Practice’ will help dance practitioners:

  • Minimise injury risk and maximise the participants’ experience when leading dance sessions
  • Prepare for and engage in dance activities in a safe, secure and hazard-free environment
  • Manage working in less than optimum conditions while upholding principles of safe dance practice
  • Promote dancers’ safety and well-being, with attention to individual dancers’ health, varying abilities, experience and dance style
  • Become familiar with country-specific laws and regulations
  • Employ risk assessment techniques that anticipate and address potential negative effects on dance activities.

A partnership formed by People Dancing and Safe in Dance International (SiDI) has created an online learning programme called ‘Preparing for Safer Dance Practice’.

The course, aimed at dance practitioners, is built on four learning units: 
  • Preparing the Dance Space
  • Protecting the Dancer
  • Protecting the Dance Leader
  • From Preparation to Application (putting theory into practice and context).

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Who is 'Preparing for Safer Dance Practice' for?

The programme is relevant to all dance leaders – teachers, directors and dancers – working at any level and in any context, from children to adults, beginners to professionals. It can also be applied to all styles or genres, from classical ballet and ballroom to hip-hop and Zumba.

‘Preparing for Safe Dance Practice’ can be used as a stand-alone learning resource or to support practitioners when registering for the Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate (PHDC), which is administered by SiDI. 

Find out more about Safe in Dance International from its website here

How much does it cost?

£70 - Non-members
£63 - Members
£35 - Online assessment (optional)

If you are a member of People Dancing you must login to the website to purchase the online learning programme at the reduced rate.

Introductory price £59.50, for a limited time only

Buy the 'Preparing for Safer Dance Practice' online learning programme here

This link will take you to the SiDI website which will take the payment for your purchase.