Dance UK is the national voice for Dance. Dance UK provides networks for the profession, nurtures and encourages career development, provides information and guidance for the public and professionals and works to relieve poverty amongst dancers and their dependents.
The Healthier Dance Programme is the leading advocate for dancer's physical and psychological health. It provides dancers with advice and information on health, fitness and injury for dancers, Healthy Dancer events for dance professionals, dance medicine and healthcare practitioners and scientists. In addition, The Healthcare Practitioners Directory, a UK wide database of medical practitioners and complementary therapists with experience of working with dancers. The Healthier Dancer Programme provides a variety of information on staying fit and healthy through your career.
National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) is the institute of dance medicine and science.Through shared expertise and a network of multidisciplinary partners, NIDMS is working to provide better and more affordable access for all dancers to high quality, evidence-based, dance specific health care and dance science support services.
International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) promotes medical, scientific and educational activities aimed at enhancing the treatment and training of dancers, with the ultimate goal of improving dancers' health, well-being and performance.
Foundations for Excellence provides information and guidance for dancers and musicians. A great selection of resources with information on exercise and fitness, healthy eating, musculoskeletal matters, noise and hearing damage and preparation for performance.
The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Medical Website serves dancers and the medical and health professionals who care for them; providing access to recent and archival articles from leading professionals; listing up to date research and conference proceedings, resources and information; and linking to international specialist healthcare provision.
The Ballet Blog is dedicated to helping dancers worldwide by providing useful advice and information to prevent and recover from injury. Please be aware not all of the information provided on this site is free.
Beat is the UK's only nationwide organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf. Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Articles of Interest
- Upper Body Conditioning by Dance Informa Magazine
- Dance Fitness publication by IADMS
- Foam Rolling for Dancers by Dance Informa Magazine
- Stretching for Dancers publication by IADMS
- Screening in a Dance Wellness Program publication by IADMS
- Turnout for Dancers: Supplemental Training publication by IADMS
Injury Prevention & Injury Advice
- First Aid for Dancers publication by IADMS
- Warm Up and Cool Down for Dancers
- 10 Common Dance Injuries by Dance Teacher Magazine
- Why is Stretching so Important? by Dance Informa Magazine
- Stress Fractures and Spondylolysis by Dance Informa Magazine
- Sprains and Lateral Ankle Sprain by Dance Informa Magazine
- Top 10 Injury Prevention Tips by Dance Spirit Magazine
- Common Dance Injuries - Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
- Managing Joint Hypermobility publication by South West Music School
- Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury for Dancers publication by SHAPE (Safety & Health in Arts Production and Entertainment)
- Fuelling the Dancer publication by IADMS
- Good Nutrition for Dancers publication by SHAPE
- Sensible Eating for Performers publication by BAPAM
- Why Iron is Important for the Dancer publication by ISTD (the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)
- The Importance of Water for the Dancer publication by ISTD
- Bone Health and Female Dancers publication by IADMS