Safe Dance Practice Webinar

Posted on 24 July 2015

Human Kinetics

Safe Dance Practice: Enhancing Participation
Presented by Edel Quin (MSc, FHEA), Sonia Rafferty (MSc, FHEA) and
Charlotte Tomlinson (MSc, PGCE)
3:00 PM-4:00 PM BST,
Wednesday, 29th July, 2015



From primary school to professional dance companies, dancers of every age, ability and style should be able to engage fully in the act of dancing without risk of harm to the body or mind, while also being supported to achieve their full potential.

Developments in dance science and medicine research means that dance participation and training can now move beyond traditional approaches.

Application of research-informed recommendations should be readily incorporated into all dance experiences, with the aim of reducing injury risk, optimising dancer potential, promoting healthy practice and prolonging engagement.

This webinar introduces some key interrelated aspects of safe dance from a dance science perspective, while providing some ‘take home’ examples to put into practice.

Following this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Identify key aspects of Safe Dance Practice, as informed by research
  • Implement basic strategies for safe dance practice within any dance session
  • Explain the importance of being able to adapt safe practice principles in accordance with the needs of individuals and specific populations
Webinar recording
If you are unable to attend the live broadcast, register now and you will receive details of when and where you can access a recording of the webinar.
Please help spread the word If you’d like to show your support and help fellow dancers please click to tweet your attendance:  I registered for a free Safe Dance Practice webinar by @HumanKineticsEU http://ctt.ec/8VAD1+ #safedanceHK

About the presenters


Edel Quin MSc, FHEA, Sonia Rafferty MSc, FHEA and Charlotte Tomlinson MSc, PGCE

Collectively the presenters have 60 years experience in the dance profession as creative artists, teachers and researchers, in educational, recreational and professional settings.
As graduates of the Masters in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London), active members of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and key personnel for Safe in Dance International (SiDI), the presenters have an international reputation for advocating for research-informed healthy dance practice.
Safe Dance PracticeTheir forthcoming book Safe Dance Practice: An applied dance science perspective is the culmination of their collective experience researching and applying dance science principles to practice. It is available to order now from Human Kinetics.