Launch of NIDMS April 2012

Launch of NIDMS April 2012. On 30 April 2012 over 200 dance professionals joined dance medicine and science leaders at the Royal Society of Medicine to celebrate the opening of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science. NIDMS aims through shared expertise and a network of multidisciplinary hub-sites and partners, to provide access for all dancers to high quality, evidence-based, dance specific healthcare and dance science services.

This initiative is the result of a partnership between  Dance UK, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Wolverhampton, University of Birmingham and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The creation of NIDMS has been made possible by major donations by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and British Harlequin plc, and many donations from individual dance supporters.