Resources

Organisations

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

Dancer Health

 

Injury Prevention & Injury Advice

 

Nutritional Advice

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