National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS)
NIDMS and SiDI work together to promote the education mission of NIDMS and the vision of SiDI particularly, but not exclusively, through the development of the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate and related activities.
NIDMS mission is: “To develop, implement, and disseminate scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice centred on the promotion and optimisation of health, well-being, and performance in dance”.
NIDMS mission is delivered via three programmes
- Basic research (looking at cause-effect relationships, mechanisms) and applied research (examining efficacy and effectiveness of interventions)
- Physiological/metabolic, biomechanical, psychological (including motor learning/control, perception-action, and psychoneurological perspectives), sociological, and pedagogical research
- Multi-disciplinary (including physiotherapy, physiological, psychological, nutritional elements etc.)
- Centred on the prevention (via screening and training techniques) and treatment of injuries and addresses compromised mental/emotional health and diminished performance
- Disseminating state-of-the-art information to dancers, teachers/instructors, artistic directors, choreographers, etc.
- Developing educational/training programmes and professional development opportunities for current and future researchers and practitioners
The Council For Dance Education and Training
“The programme of Continuing Professional Development delivered by Safe in Dance International (SiDI) is endorsed by the Council for Dance Education and Training, confirming SiDI as a CDET Affiliate.”
Glyn Jones, Director, CDET
The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) provides Quality Assurance for the professional dance and musical theatre industries. It is the first point of contact for those seeking information on education, training and assessment in the UK. The Council negotiates with government bodies, as well as national and international agencies on behalf of our member organisations.