Basic information about creating a safe dance environment, increasing awareness of the body and how it functions, and minimising risk of both accident and injury.
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Professional or full-time dancers—and athletes—are at risk of burnout, so it is important to be aware of the warning signs and take action.
What you need to know about the floors that you are dancing and teaching on, and recommendations for installing a safe dance floor.
What is the difference between ‘being warm’ and ‘warming up’? Why is warming up before dancing and cooling down afterwards important for avoiding injury or pain?
This information is especially for young female dancers who can do much to prevent or minimise a common condition called osteoporosis by eating plenty of calcium during the growth years.
A checklist of environmental considerations that you should be aware of before you teach a dance class, lead a social dance event or give a dance performance.
Simple first aid advice that is particularly relevant to dancers and dance teachers, whether in a social, recreational or professional environment.
Recommendations for what you should and should not do when you are stretching, and some different stretching techniques.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Some helpful advice for making good choices about dance experiences for your children.