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Please be aware that if your purchase involves receiving additional information that cannot be downloaded from your registration email please allow 10-14 working days for this to be emailed to you.

If you are purchasing any of the items below in currency other than GBP, international currency conversion rates are applied depending on the purchase method and the date of purchase.

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Preparing to Dance – Online course

£70.00 GBP
Summer Offer £50 only

This four unit online programme supports the dance teacher and all those involved in dance by giving them the information needed before they start teaching. The content covers:

  • Preparing the space in which you work, and how to mitigate any potential risks in it.
  • Supporting and preparing your dancers to take your classes
  • Protecting and preparing yourself as a dance teacher/practitioner
  • Putting these principles into your practice.

Previously titled Preparing for Safer Dance Practice this course applies to those working across all dance styles and with all levels and ability.




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    This course contains all the content needed to undertake the Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate, plus an introduction to other relevant SiDI Core Principles, such as warm up and cool down and working with dancers’ individual differences.

    It awards 4 hours of Continuing Professional Development. The course is endorsed and supported by the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, (IADMS), The National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) and Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC).


Preparing to Dance & Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate – Online course with assessment

£95.00 GBP
Summer Offer £75 only

This four-unit online programme and assessment leads to attaining the Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate, international professional recognition of your understanding of the areas covered in the course.

The course supports the dance teacher and all those involved in dance by giving them the information needed before they start teaching. The content covers:

  • Preparing the space in which you work, and how to mitigate any potential risks in it.
  • Supporting and preparing your dancers to take your classes
  • Protecting and preparing yourself as a dance teacher/practitioner
  • Putting these principles into your practice.

Previously titled Preparing for Safer Dance Practice this course applies to those working across all dance styles and with all levels and ability.




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    This course contains all the content needed to undertake the Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate, plus an introduction to other relevant SiDI Core Principles, such as warm up and cool down and working with dancers’ individual differences.

    The assessment is online and covers answering of 21 questions on the topics of the course.

    The course awards 4 hours of Continuing Professional Development.  Successfully completion of the assessment awards an additional 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development. The course and all SIDI’s core principles are endorsed and supported by the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, (IADMS), The National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) and Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC).


Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate (PHDC)

£35.00 GBP

The online assessment leading to the Preparation for Healthy Dance Certificate (PHDC) is linked to Safe in Dance International’s Core Principle 1 “Dance Health and Safety”.  It is not a course.  This Certificate can be studied for independently or through the e-learning programme “Preparing for Safer Dance Practice” available above at a cost of £50 .  If you are interested in undertaking both the e-learning programme and this linked assessment there is a reduced joint purchase price of £75 giving a saving of £10 but these do have to be bought at the same time.  See above to buy this combined package.

This certificate awards 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from Safe in Dance International which is endorsed by The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) for its professional development programmes.  It also gives international professional endorsement of your knowledge of this Core Principle from The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) and Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC), which agree it to be the minimum recommended international standard for Preparation for Dance Practice.

This certificate is a precursor to our other two certificates, the Healthy Dancer and the Healthy Dance Practice Certificates (HDC or HDPC). It is not necessary to repeat Section One if a Candidate subsequently would like to apply for either of these. Please go to links for further information on these certificates.

This certificate is the online assessment related to the e-learning programme Preparing for Safer Dance Practice.  It is NOT a course.




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    Safe in Dance International and People Dancing have developed an e-learning programme ‘Preparing for Safer Dance Practice” which is available through this web site. This delivers all the content necessary to undertake the PHDC. For further information click HERE (taken to the Preparing for Safer Dance Practice Page)

    Group Rates Apply; for further information contact maggie@safeindance.com


Healthy Dancer Certificate (HDC)

£190.00 GBP

The Healthy Dancer Certificate (HDC) is based on Core Principles developed by SiDI and endorsed by leading members of the dance science community. It references up to date research in several key areas, knowledge of which is considered essential to support and encourage safe and healthy dance practice. In awarding this self-study Certificate, SiDI recognises and endorses the efforts of dancers working independently as they strive to minimise injury risk and optimise their own performance in the studio, practice or educational environment through their application of the healthy dance principles.

Please note that this is self study Certification – it is not an online course.


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    The Certificate content covers five Knowledge Areas: Dance Health and Safety, Health and Wellbeing, The Individual Dancing Body, Physiology in Practice, and Application. For further information click HERE (take them to the page on the Healthy Dancer Certificate) There is an online course available which covers all of the content of Section One: Dance Health and Safety and also gives an introduction to the rest of the certificate.

    Group Rates Apply; for further information contact maggie@safeindance.com


Healthy Dance Practice Certificate (HDPC)

£190.00

The Healthy Dance Practice Certificate (HDPC) is based on Core Principles developed by SiDI and endorsed by leading members of the dance science community. Candidates reference research and practice in five Knowledge Areas, considered essential to support and encourage safe and healthy dance practice.

In awarding the HDPC Certificate, SiDI provides international professional endorsement of a dance teacher or practitioner’s good or best practice in relation to the Core Principles. Those teaching or leading dance sessions in any genre and with dancers of any age or ability level, can evidence their efforts to minimise injury and optimise performance within their own practice or educational environment.

Please note that currently in order to submit materials to attain the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate you need to be able to have access to a studio and dance students – of any age, ability and genre.

The HDPC awards 60 hours of Continuing Professional Development that can be undertaken through self-study without the need to attend a course. The Certificate is fully endorsed and quality assured by the Council for Dance Education and Training: www.cdet.org.

“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.




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    The Certificate content covers five Knowledge Areas: Dance Healthy and Safety, Health and Wellbeing, The Individual Dancing Body, Physiology in Practice, and Application. For further information on the HDPC  please go to the Certificates page on the web site.

    Group Rates Apply; for further information contact maggie@safeindance.com


Safe Dance Practice: an applied dance science perspective

By Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty and Charlotte Tomlinson

£34.00 GBP (plus postage and packing)

This seminal book is a must have for anyone working in dance. It is written by key members of the SiDI team and has been adopted as our key text. It comprehensively covers the Core Principles and Knowledge Areas as developed by SiDI and our international colleagues in the field of dance science

Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between research and application for dancers and dance educators at all levels. The book presents integrated guidelines and principles that will maximize physical and mental well being without compromising creativity and expression.

Safe Dance Practice: An Applied Dance Science Perspective includes

  • Diagrams that illustrate ideal and compensated alignment and posture which readers can apply when assessing all dancers in all genres
  • Case studies that help readers contextualize their learning as they see it portrayed in an applied environment
  • At-a-glance chapter summaries and highlighted key points to help readers retain critical information
  • Cross-referencing to guide readers to related information in other areas of the book
  • Sources for additional information.

Safe Dance Practice will resonate with readers who want their dance experience to be scientifically underpinned to support artistic freedom. This evidence-based research will enable readers to access wider sources of information to aid their ongoing development whilst empowering them to take responsibility for their own safe dance practice and that of others with whom they interact.


Total cost of book plus delivery options