Factsheets + guides

Our factsheets answer your frequently asked question such as: “what is a safe dance floor?”, “what is the award rate for a dance teacher?”, “what are the copyright rules for using someone’s music at my concert?” and “what is a safe warm up”.

Child protection

Children have a fundamental right to be safe while involved in dance, sport or associated activities and teachers need to be aware of their legal obligations.

Safe Dance ® practice

These Safe Dance ® practice guidelines include how to set up a safe learning environment, what makes a practice or performance venue safe, the importance of cater for physical different bodies and abilities, how movements might impact on the body, and simple injury prevention and management strategies.

Effective dance teaching methods

A checklist of skills, knowledge, considerations and practices that form the basis of good teaching methodology. Some are generic and apply to good teachers of any discipline, while others are specific to dance and artistic instruction.

Professional business practice for studio teachers

These recommendations include ethical, legal and professional standards identified by the dance teaching profession in Australia. We outline business practice including your rights and legal obligations.

Study dance at university

These universities and colleges offer full-time, specialist, post-secondary dance courses staffed by former artistic directors, choreographers, dancers and lecturers who train some of Australia's best dancers and dance teachers.

Fuelling the dancer

What professional or serious dancers should be eating and drinking to train and perform at their best and minimise risks of injury and/or burnout.

Work health & safety for the dance industry

Some general advice for studio teachers and/or managers about meeting OH&S requirements for maintaining a safe dance environment and for caring for the participants in a dance class.

Eating disorders and dancers

How can dance teachers recognise students who might have an eating disorder, and how might they help them to acknowledge and deal with this complex and debilitating condition?

Caring for the dancer’s body

Traditionally, teaching and training concentrate on technique, alignment, flexibility and aesthetics. With advances in sports medicine and dance science research, there are easy-to-apply techniques to evaluate strengths and weaknesses.

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