About Us

Safe in Dance International was formed in 2013 with the aim of raising awareness of safe and healthy dance practice worldwide and supporting all dance practitioners to integrate basic Core Principles into their work.

Safe in Dance International (SiDI) believes that it is the right of everyone involved in dance to study, rehearse, train, perform and teach in a healthy, safe and supportive environment. Whether dancer or dance teacher, working with professionals pushing physical boundaries, with children who you need to protect and support, in dance competitions and exams, or with adults enjoying dance just for the fun of it, our intention is to support your interests and needs in healthy dance practice by helping you to evidence your knowledge of safe dance.

Maggie Morris and Sonia Rafferty and some of their current advisors first discussed the formation of Safe in Dance International in early 2012. SiDI was formed by Maggie Morris, Sonia Rafferty and Matthew Tomkinson. Our advisory groups are made from key members of IADMS and partners of NIDMS. In 2017 we increased our team to include Associates Edel Quin and Charlotte Tomlinson

In May 2014 SiDI, was confirmed as an Affiliate of the CDMT officially endorsing their full continuing professional development programme.

In the past 3 years SiDI has developed its world reach, working across three continents. They work with universities, colleges, schools, studios and individuals worldwide to promote and endorse Safe and Effective Dance Practice.

SiDI works closely with the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science (UK) and  Healthy Dancer Canada who both endorse SiDI’s work.  SiDI also has a close relationship with IADMS.