Safe Dance II makes recommendations for extended dance teacher education and reassessment of the physical and psychological environment for teenagers in intensive dance training. Tony Geeves undertook this research as part of his PhD studies, six years after the publication of the Safe Dance Project Report.
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The words ‘safe dance’ mean many different things to different parts of the dance community. It could be safe dance practice recommendations for teachers and studio owners, safe physical dance environments, injury prevention and safe return to dance practices, supporting the mental and physical development of dance students, the list goes on.
But how far have we come in preventing and managing injuries in Australia’s professional dancers? And are our dance practices safe?