First fully registered University Provider

We are pleased to announce we have another new registered provider to tell you all about –

From the 13th March 2017 the first fully registered University Provider; Coleg Sir Gar in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David will be providing the Healthy Dancer Certificate as part of their BA Dance Course.

The Healthy Dancer Certificate allows individual dancers, working in any genre or style to show how their own practice is informed by healthy dance principles. It deals with you as a dancer, in training or as a professional, maintain your unique dancing body in order to optimize your performance and minimise the risk of injury.

You will increase your awareness of how the body works biomechanically to promote good alignment, discover how good injury awareness and management can help you to deal with injury, why proper nutrition and hydration is important for you to maintain health and performance while you dance and the impact of psychological factors that may influence or compromise your ability to work safely.

Good luck to all students taking this module in March and we look forward to hearing how you all got on.

If you are a University or College and are interested in embedding the Certificate within your university or college programme, please contact us to discuss this – maggie@safeindance.com

#SiDI Says

SiDI Says: Remember in this cold weather the temperature in your dance studio is important so that your dancers to do their best.

To make sure that dancers can work efficiently and safely, the temperature of a dance studio should be around 18° to 24° degrees Celsius. An ideal temperature would be around 20° to 21° degrees Celsius. This will help dancers to avoid either overheating or not being able to warm-up and stay warm efficiently, both of which can contribute to ill effects and injury.

Make sure that all your dancers keep their warm up clothes on longer in this cold weather so that muscles can be fully warm.

#SiDISays