The findings of this research indicate a picture of improved dancer's health. As in any athletic activity, there will be injuries, but this study shows that improvements in injury prevention and management can be, and are being, made.
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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?