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 Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT) 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.
Healthy Dancer Canada
Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2008, dedicated to enhancing the health, well-being and performance of all dancers.
HDC envisions a dynamic community of dancers, dance educators, health professionals and researchers dedicated to promoting dancer health and wellness, optimizing performance, understanding and addressing the unique challenges facing the dance community, and creating a culture of healthy dance practice in Canada.
HDC’s mission is to foster and facilitate communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers. We endeavour to enhance the health, well- being and performance of all dancers and to be the Canadian leader in this effort.
HDC is committed to the following:
- Advancement: Advancing the health, well-being, fitness and performance of dancers in Canada.
- Community: Building community by• Fostering respect, understanding and knowledge-sharing among members of the dance community, including dancers and their families, dance educators and other dance professionals, dance researchers and health professionals.• Offering networking, leadership and volunteer opportunities.
- Education: Providing accessible and current information, continuing education and professional development to the dance community and health professionals.
- Expertise: Being the leading experts in the health and wellness of Canadian dancers.
- Leadership: Supporting and promoting healthy approaches to dance in Canada through ongoing initiatives.
HDC delivers tailored talks, workshops and courses in healthy dance practices. We provide education for the following groups:
• Dance teachers
• Health professionals
HDC has partnered with Safe in Dance International (SiDI). Our organizations are committed to working together toward our shared vision of healthy dance practice. We endorse SiDI certificates as they follow and apply mutual values. Certificates include the following:
• Healthy Dancer Certificate
• Healthy Dance Practice Certificate
HDC provides financial support to the dance community in the following ways:
• Dancer/student grants and awards
• Annual research award
• Paid dance performances at HDC events
• Financial support to attend our annual conference, talks and workshops
International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
IADMS mission is to be an inclusive organisation for professionals who care for those who dance by evolving best practices in dance science, education, research and medical care to support optimal health, wellbeing, training and performance.
Their vision is to build a global community that providers accessible and applicable evidence-based research, resources, and programming that improves the health of dancers and the use of dance to improve health.
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) was formed in 1990 by an international group of dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers. Membership is drawn equally from the medical and dance professions, and has grown from an initial 48 members in 1991 to over 1300 members at present world-wide, representing 35 countries.
IADMS has held an annual conference since its inception, drawing several hundred participants each year. Beginning in 1997, a separate ‘Day For Teachers’ has been held before or after the annual conference. In 2005 a ‘Special Interests Group (SIG) Day’ was held in association with the Annual Meeting for the first time and included separate programs for dance educators, kinesiology teachers, and orthopaedic surgeons. Subsequent SIG Day have included separate programs for: dance educators; physiotherapists and other allied health professionals; dance movement researchers; perceptuo-motor learning and dance kinesiology teachers; medical doctors; and students. Copies of the Proceedings and Abstract Books from these conferences can be purchased on the IADMS web site.
IADMS produces various ‘Resource Papers’ and ‘Fact Sheets,’ a ‘Bulletin for Teachers,’ and a bibliography of articles in dance medicine and science.
Scientific articles can be found in IADMS’ official journal, the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science (www.iadms.org/JDMS)