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Dance UK membership offers continued support and guidance

Whether you are dancing with a company, working as an independent dance artist or making the transition from performing to a further career, this is the membership organisation for you. Your membership donation goes towards our continued work campaigning for dance as an industry and higher standards of health and injury prevention for dancers. By joining you can do your bit for dance even if you are busy on the stage and in the studio 24/7. To find out more about member benefits and to join click here.

Helping you stay fit and strong

Through the Healthier Dancer Programme we are here to support you in reaching and maintaining your personal best throughout your career with our specialist information sheets, publications and searchable online Medical Practitioners Directory. The programme is overseen by our two groups of health professionals - the Medical Advisory Committee and the Physiotherapy Advisory Group - so you can be sure our advice is well informed. Find out more  here.

The Medical Practitioners Directory is a searchable database of trusted practitioners who have been recommended by other dancers. If you can't be treated by your institution's in-house physiotherapy staff or want a second opinion then search the directory hereor call  Helen on 020 77130730 to discuss which practitioner would be best suited to your complaint or injury.

If you need specialist treatment for a dance-related injury, the dance injury clinic could help prevent it seriously impacting your career. This clinic is a FREE NHS service especially for dancers, and is forming a major step towards providing dancers with more effective healthcare. 

Are you looking for ideas for new nutritious meals which will keep you going throughout the day? Have a browse through some of the recipes that we have collected together especially for dancers here. They have been approved by accredited sports dietician and Healthier Dancer Programme advisor Jasmine Challis.

Reducing isolation and opening doors

If you are an individual member or company dancer with a Dance UK corporate member, we invite you to get in touch at any time as a first port of call for advice or support on any dance, dance health or professional work related issue. Call us on 020 7713 0730 or email info@danceuk.org.

The Independent Dance Artists Networking Group is a professional e-network for dancers who are not employed by a company. Get linked in and receive regular communications from us and the rest of the group about jobs, opportunities and industry news. Read more here.

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Industry publication Dance UK News

As a member you receive our quarterly publication Dance UK News free of charge. The magazine gives you diverse viewpoints on current hot topics in the field and the latest news on developments in dance advocacy and dance health.

National and international content includes company news and information on conferences, courses and publications. The Healthier Dancer section publishes the latest news, ideas and research which underpin the Healthier Dancer Programme's work with the sector to improve dancers' health, fitness, well-being and performance and to prevent injury.

Corporate members can receive up to 25 copies so if you dance with a member company then ask for your copy. Back issues, when available, are issued to members on request. Non-members interested in purchasing back issues of Dance UK should contact the Dance UK offices 020 7713 0730 or emai info@danceuk.org.

Taking your views to the top

We take your views on dance directly to government through our targeted advocacy campaigns such as  DanceVote2010 and most recently Dancing On Parliament. We also help any of our members who want to make first hand contact with their local MP to talk about provision for dance in their area. To find out more about our campaigning activity, the Dance Manifesto and the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group click  here.

Helen Laws and Jonathan Goddard talk about dance health and well being

Sarah Blanc and Lucy Field talk to leading dance voices about the health and wellbeing issues that face the sector and how to deal with them.

Dancers share their experience of dance injury in a series of online videos

The first five minutes of the video on the right is a must see for dancers. Watch the whole panel discussion on dance injury and prevention here. Speakers include Dr Emma Redding (dancer and Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) Rambert Dance Company dancer, Angela Towler, Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation, and Camilla Dallerup, TV presenter and 2008 Strictly Come Dancing champion. The talk was held at the Dance UK Annual General Meeting in November 2010.

Entering the UK as an entertainer or an artist: Home Office UK Border Agency guide

This leaflet summarises the different routes of entry into the UK for people who want to visit or work as an entertainer or an artist. These routes of entry vary depending on your nationality, your length of stay and the reasons you are travelling to the UK.

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