First fully registered University Provider

We are pleased to announce we have another new registered provider to tell you all about –

From the 13th March 2017 the first fully registered University Provider; Coleg Sir Gar in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David will be providing the Healthy Dancer Certificate as part of their BA Dance Course.

The Healthy Dancer Certificate allows individual dancers, working in any genre or style to show how their own practice is informed by healthy dance principles. It deals with you as a dancer, in training or as a professional, maintain your unique dancing body in order to optimize your performance and minimise the risk of injury.

You will increase your awareness of how the body works biomechanically to promote good alignment, discover how good injury awareness and management can help you to deal with injury, why proper nutrition and hydration is important for you to maintain health and performance while you dance and the impact of psychological factors that may influence or compromise your ability to work safely.

Good luck to all students taking this module in March and we look forward to hearing how you all got on.

If you are a University or College and are interested in embedding the Certificate within your university or college programme, please contact us to discuss this –

New Registered Provider – CANADA

Hannah Etlin-Stein is a Toronto based dance science consultant, Pilates and Strength and Conditioning coach. She completed her BFA in Dance from York University in 2010, and following that taught dance technique and creative dance movement in a studio setting. Hannah then completed a Masters degree in Dance Science from Trinity Laban. She has worked as an associate lecture at Buckinghamshire New University and Middlesex University and guest lectured at University of Roehampton and University of Suffolk. Hannah focuses her work on supplementary training for dancers and posture and alignment with a focus on the use of imagery and visualization. She has worked with athletes and dancers in the UK and Canada from recreational to professional levels developing training programs and corrective exercise programs to both manage and prevent injury, and optimize performance.

Hannah is actively involved with the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, and is currently the social media coordinator for Healthy Dancer Canada. Hannah is currently in her final term of study to become a Registered Massage Therapist from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy.

She is currently planning courses in TORONTO.

Welcome to the team Hannah.
Hannah Etlin-Stein

To find a registered provider near you, please click on the following link:

Current Registered Providers

or to find out how to become a registered provider, click on this link:

How to become a Registered Provider

Download our Flyer in French Here

In the light of our new partnership with Healthy Dancer Canada and an increasing interest in our certification in France, we have translated our flyer into French and it is now available to download here.

Thank you Agathe DuMont, our intern in 2015, who also helped us with this.

NEWS – New Partnership – Healthy Dancer Canada, The Dance Health Alliance of Canada

We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Healthy Dancer Canada. Together we will work towards our aligned missions to improve safe, effective and healthy dance practice among the dance community, healthy professionals and researchers.
Since the announcement of our partnership, there has been much interest in the Healthy Dance Certificates in Canada. Both HDC and our two registered providers in Canada are working to promote the work that we both do.

Maggie Morris of SiDI said “ We are so thrilled to be announcing this new partnership, we know the good work of Healthy Dance Canada and are looking forward working with them.”

Andrea Downie, President Healthy Dancer Canada said “Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC) and Safe In Dance International (SiDI) are committed to working together towards our common vision of healthy dance practice. SiDI’s Healthy Dance Certificates align with HDC’s mission to foster and facilitate communication and collaboration within the dance community to achieve our vision.”

We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.

For more information on our work in Canada email
For more information on Healthy Dancer Canada visit

Dancer health and safety. Applying knowledge early to help forge a long-lasting career

One Dance UK’s magazine includes an article written by one of our own; Maggie Morris.

The physical benefits and career advantages of healthy dance practice are becoming increasingly understood by every sector of the dance community in the UK.

If you can’t get your hands on a copy of the magazine you can see the full article in the attached pdf, let us know what you think.

One Dance UK_One Issue 1 p45

If you do not get the One Dance UK magazine and live in the UK you can become a member.

One Dance UK is the national voice for the dance profession. It aims to improve the conditions in which dance is created, performed and experienced. When you join you will also receive a subscription to their magazine. Click on the following link to join now One Dance UK

Sharon Watson talks about SiDI Partner Maggie Morris

Sharon Watson, Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, talks about SiDI Partner Maggie Morris in an articles about her ‘ Gurus”.

To read the article visit:


Congratulations to our intern Sutton Anker who graduated last week from TrinityLaban with her MSc in Dance Science.

New Years CPD Opportunity! Book now while there are still places.

Booking is now open for Charlotte Tomlinson ‘s annual Healthy Dance Practice Course .  Charlotte is co – author of Safe Dance Practice – An Applied Dance Science Perspective which was published earlier this year and has already sold out its first print run.

For more information click here

Congratulations to our intern Sutton Anker who graduated last week from TrinityLaban with her MSc in Dance Science.

Safe Dance Practice

NEW OUT Safe Dance Practice: an applied dance science perspective – written by Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty and Charlotte Tomlinson.  The authors are all  members of our SIDI team.

This book is the first of its kind and covers all aspects of the Healthy Dance Practice Certificates. Available to order at Human Kinetics