To better understand the Australian context and how injury occurs in Australian dancers, Ausdance National established the Safe Dance research projects in 1988.
Safe Dance IV is the fourth instalment of this work, and for the first time the scope of the ‘professional dancer’ has been expanded to include independent dancers and those based in smaller companies.
Safe Dance I, II & III present the results of surveys of Australian professional dancers and adolescents in intensive training courses who have had chronic injuries. Although some of the information is over 30 years old now, it is still useful for teachers and researchers. Results of questionnaires are discussed, guidelines for a theoretical framework for dance teaching are presented, and recommendations for better education and training are made.