Keeping Up To Date
The Healthier Dancer Programme is here to give you in depth information about areas of health and wellbeing.
If we want to make sure that we are maximising the potential of our dancers, now and in the future, it is essential to keep up-to-date with developments in dance medicine and science and improve our understanding of a whole range of factors that impact on dancers’ health and performance. There are many ways dancers, teachers, choreographers, directors and managers can make sure they are up to speed with such developments, for example:
- Join us as a One Dance UK member to receive all of the membership benefits including resources such as our One Dance UK magazine and our information sheets.
- Attend workshops and conferences, look out for these in ‘Events’.
- Invite speakers and consultants to talk and work with staff/dancers and provide input and inspiration to aid best practice
- Visit our online shop to see the range of dance health and professional practice books, information sheets and posters.
- Visit the Healthier Dancer Programme’s health FAQs
- Connect with the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) by becoming a member and/or accessing their online resources such as: the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, resource papers, and the Bulletin for Dancers and Teachers.
- Connect with other associations such as: the Performing Arts Medicine Association, Foundations for Excellence, and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, subscribe to their newsletters, download resource papers, and access periodicals such as the Medical Problems of Performing Artists journal.
- Follow blogs such as 4dancers, IADMS, and the Dance Training Project.
If you also find you need to see someone about a health issue then you can use our Healthcare Practitioners Directory who specialise in dance. You can also access free NHS dance injury care from the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.
Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Medical Website
The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Medical Website serves dancers and the medical and health professionals who care for them; providing access to recent and archival articles from leading professionals; listing to up to date research and conference proceedings, resources and information; and linking to international specialist healthcare provision.
The Medical Website has recently been updated and is now administrated through a partnership between One Dance UK and the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. The update of the website has been the result of a wide survey of existing digital resources in dance medicine and science, and a successful collaboration with leading organisations, as well as a Medical Advisory Board of leading senior health and science professionals and dance practitioners.