Dear friends and colleagues around the world
At this time when so much in our lives is changing and we are all experiencing a new world existence, we at SiDI send you our love and thoughts.
The threat of transmitting the Covid-19 virus is increasing daily worldwide. The governments of individual countries are providing direction on how to minimise the likelihood of infection and all independent dance schools, training institutions, teachers, choreographers, managers and dancers have been familiarising themselves with the general guidelines and trying to stay abreast of the public health announcements in their own locations. For most of us, live dance activities have already been reduced or stopped, with many consequences for training and employment.
We have heard from some of our colleagues around the world and it’s become clear that whilst some countries have national dance and arts organisations who are providing excellent recommendations at this time, such advice is not available everywhere. We’ve included some valuable links to our partners below, along with messages from other national and international dance and arts organisations, all of whom are releasing information to support dance practitioners. Please do keep checking these websites for further advice, which is continually being updated. We’ve also added links to some interesting articles.
Over the past couple of weeks we have seen a sharp rise in the provision of classes online and this is only going to increase. SiDI has developed some thoughts and guidance regarding dancing and teaching in this way, which we’ll share through our newsletter and social media platforms in the next few days, so please look out for these.
Stay well everyone.
Maggie, Sonia, Matthew, Pippa and all The SiDI Team
Useful Websites and Guidance about Covid-19
International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS):
Healthy Dancer Canada circulating this advice:
Council For Dance Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT):
One Dance UK:
Other Dance Resources:
World Health Organisation:
Centres for Disease Control and Protection: