Certificate in Healthy Dance Practice

The Healthy Dance Practice Certificate is an exciting initiative developed by Safe in Dance International (SiDI). SiDI works closely with the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) and One Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Programme. SiDI's Certificates and continuing professional development is endorsed by the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET). The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science supports the Core Principles that underpin the Certificate. The Certificate will be assessed by SiDI.

The Healthy Dance Practice Certificate recognises best practice in delivering safe and effective dance activity at all levels of participation (professional dancers, dancers in training, children, and dancers in the community) and is relevant to practitioners working in any dance style. In achieving the Certificate, candidates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of healthy dance practice to employers, parents, and participants. Dancers at all levels will have confidence that the person teaching, rehearsing, or coaching them has demonstrated mastery of the knowledge required to work safely and effectively.

The qualification will be assessed by SiDI

How can I take the Certificate?

The Certificate can be taken by anyone who feels ready for the assessment. To take the Certificate as an individual, practitioners register with Safe in Dance International and pay for the assessments. Trinity Laban is offering training and support to help prepare practitioners to take the assessment. If you choose to attend the full three-day course, the fee includes registration with Safe in Dance International.

2016 Course Details

14 and 15 May and 2 July 2016, 10.00h - 17.00h

Delivered by Erin Sanchez, this three-day course includes registration for the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate. If you just wish to learn or refresh your knowledge of the elements of safe dance practice, you also have the option to attend days 1 and 2 as individual days without registration for assessment.

Day 1: This session will cover preparation for and recovery from dance practice, basic anatomy and alignment, injury awareness and management.

Day 2: This day will explore session progression and sequencing, introduction to nutrition and hydration for dance, creating a healthy environment.

Day 3: The final day is specifically for those who wish to take the Certificate in Healthy Dance Practice. This session will cover: application of healthy practice principles to different populations (e.g. adolescents, elderly, and disabled), dance styles, and environments, use of hands-on feedback, and assessment preparation for Healthy Dance Practice submission (including individual and group tutorial support and feedback).

This course will take place in London at the Laban Building, SE8 3DZ. 

Who for?

Dance artists, teachers and community dance practitioners, working with dancers of all ages in various youth and community dance settings, including schools. This course is relevant to teachers of all dance styles, from ballet to ballroom, hip-hop, tap and bharatanatyam.


Erin Sanchez


The course fee for 2016 is £420 which includes three days of delivery, tutorial support and SiDI registration fee. To book Day 1 or Day 2 as individual days the fee is £95 per day (day 1 and 2) or £75 per day (day 1 and 2) for Trinity Laban students and alumni.

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