Safe in Dance International (SiDI) believes that it is the right of everyone involved in dance to teach, study, train, rehearse and perform in a safe and supportive environment. With this in mind we support, develop, encourage and endorse the implementation of healthy dance practice worldwide.


Talking Dance Science: Being a 21st Century Dance Teacher 

For the first time, Safe in Dance International (SiDI), The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) have collaborated to create an exciting, industry-wide online event for all dance teachers.

When: Sunday, July 31st 2022 9.45am – 6.00pm BST

Join us on 31 July, 9.45am BST and be part of the conversation Book Now


About the event:

Everybody should have the chance to dance and everyone should get enjoyment from movement. However, there have never been so many challenges facing a dance teacher as they ensure that all students are learning in a safe, secure and supportive environment. This event aims to reach all dance teachers and educators with valid, scientifically supported information that can easily be disseminated and integrated into training for everyone.

To start the day, a morning symposium sees active and respected practitioner-researchers in their fields,Professor Emma Redding PhD MBE, Dr Liliana Araújo and Donna Krasnow PhD presenting stimulating keynotes looking at the range of challenges and opportunities that dance teachers face in the 21st century. This will be followed by a reflective and topical conversation with all three presenters discussing their individual keynotes and answering questions from the participants.

In the afternoon, six different CPD sessions, delivered by renowned practitioners, will each focus on a specific topic that will be of interest to all dance teachers, new and experienced, providing an opportunity to discuss the related issues they face in the dance studio. The expert contributors will share advice, insight and practical take-away tools on topics that address both the psychological and physiological health and well-being of dancers and dance teachers. These include performance preparation and recovery, supporting the needs of the dancing body and the impact of feedback on learning.
The afternoon sessions are ‘mix and match’ and there is no obligation to attend all sessions*.

The day closes with a presentation by Virginia Wilmerding PhD “So, what is the 21st century dance teacher?” followed by a panel discussion and summary of the day with key members of all three organisations.

FREE! If you are a registered Provider for SiDI, a candidate on one of our certificates or courses, or one of our international associates the symposium tickets are free  as they are for members of the ISTD or IADMS.
Symposium cost for non-members – £48

REDUCED RATES: CPD sessions are £11 each for SiDI Registered Providers, candidates and international associates. The same charge is for ISTD or IADMS members

For non-members, CPD is priced at £16 per session.

*Please note that you can only book into one CPD session in the same time slot and it is not possible to double book.

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