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All of the following titles are published by us and came about because they were deemed as essential texts for a healthy and professional dance industry. Please contact us for bulk buy orders and discounts.

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Your Body Your Risk

Author: Edited by Scilla Dyke.
Summary: Information and advice on healthy eating, body image, bone health, avoiding eating disorders and legal rights relevant to students and dancers. Particularly useful for young dancers, helping them to become the best dancers they can be, and to keep dancing longer.
Resource Category: Book
Subject Matter: Older People, Health & Safety, Well-being, Health, Disability, Young People, Adults, Early-years
Author: Edited by Scilla Dyke
Date Published: 2001 

Indepth:
Information and advice on healthy eating, body image, bone health, avoiding eating disorders and legal rights relevant to students and dancers. Particularly useful for young dancers, helping them to become the best dancers they can be, and to keep dancing longer.

Review:

'Your Body Your Risk is serious, informative and easy to read with good practical advice not just identifying problems but what to do next.'

Sue Smith, while at Council for Dance Education and Training

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Dance Teaching Essentials

Summary: Information for all those providing, teaching and leading dance with young people including sections on the role of the dance teacher, teaching and learning dance, the legal framework, and safe practice. It provides useful checklists and resources on the physical and psychological development of young people.

Subject Matter: Professional Development, Young People, Education, Lifelong Learning, Careers, Career Development
Date Published: 2002

Review:

"Dance Teaching Essentials is a major step forward in promoting high quality dance teaching. [it] brings together essential information that all dance teachers need whatever style of dance they teach."

Dance, magazine of the ISTD Dance Examination Board



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Fit to Dance 2

Author: Helen Laws

Summary: The report of the second national inquiry into UK dancers' health and injury, funded by the Jerwood Charity, presents and compares the health, lifestyle and injury status of dancers in 2003 with that 10 years previously. It includes an additional survey of dance teachers. The book provides a clear picture of provision for dancers' health and injury prevention in dance companies and vocational dance schools, and updated recommendations for the dance profession based on these findings.

Resource Category: Book
Subject Matter: Health & Safety, Teaching, Facilitation, Adults, Education, Lifelong Learning, Well-being, Health, Young People
Author: Helen Laws
Date Published: 2005

Indepth:
The book provides a clear picture of provision for dancers' health and injury prevention in dance companies and vocational dance schools, and updated recommendations for the dance profession based on these findings.

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Choreography as Work

*NB:This book is no longer in print but photocopies are still available as this is still a relevant and great read.

 Summary: A report based on research commissioned by Dance UK from shinkansen looking into the working life and career development of choreographers.

Subject Matter: Professional Development, Fundraising, Marketing, Cross Arts, Multidisciplinary, Choreography, Performance, Careers, Career Development, Business, Management
Date Published: 2001

Review:

'This report manages to highlight the diversity of work undertaken by choreographers and the range of contexts in which they operate. One objective of this report is to prompt debate about the means by which choreographic careers can be supported, sustained and enhanced. Please note that this report, although still relevant is now out of print, so we will send you a photocopied version'

Kate Flatt, Choreographer, former Chair of British Association of Choreographers





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Look Before You Leap: an advice and rights guide for choreographers.

  The Ultimate Resource for Choreographers.

The essential handbook for choreographers updated to include the latest industry information reflecting how and where choreographers work today. With six new chapters, the book is a practical guide to the negotiation, preparation, organisation and continuing care of choreographic work. It is intended as a useful source of reference for choreographers, assistant choreographers, choreologists, dance teachers, dance practitioners, managers, administrators, animateurs, movement specialists, composers, designers, technicians and all those who collaborate with choreographers.

Subject Matter: Professional Development, Cross Arts, Multidisciplinary, International, Choreography, Performance, Education, Lifelong Learning, Business, Management
Author: Ann Whitley
Date Published: 2012

'Almost every choreographic opportunity requires reading unwritten ground rules in new situations. It is where our creativity can flourish if we feel informed. This book offers an essential guide to enlighten and support our creative decisions'. 

Kate Flatt, Choreographer

'Most of us don't plan our careers in dance, but stumble forth, hoping for the best, trusting our instincts to see us through. How useful then that Look Before You Leap offers a rigorous, practical road map against which we can check our creative choices, providing clear advice and practical routes to strategically, financially, legally and contractually shape our choreographic careers. It is an invaluable, informative and relevant resource for emerging, mid-career and established choreographers. Thank you Dance UK for guiding us so clearly through what can be uneven, tricky terrain.'. 

Charlotte Vincent, Artistic Director, Vincent Dance Theatre

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Dance Floors: A Handbook for the design of floors for dance.

 Summary: An essential resource for those planning dance facilities and events, highlighting the significance of floors to dance performance, and providing the information needed to get it right.
Subject Matter: Health & Safety, Choreography, Performance, Well-being, Health
Author: Mark Foley
Date Published: 1991

Review:

'This book is essential for any individual, company or architect planning to install a dance floor. It is vital reading for those needing practical advice for a budget floor to those attempting to assess the existing products on the market from the main manufacturers.

Fit to Dance?

Author: Dr. Peter Brinson and Fiona Dick

Summary: The report of the first national inquiry into dancers' health and injury, carried out by Dance UK in 1993/4 and published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Findings from fitness, nutritional and psychological research, and information from dance and sports medicine and science experts. Recommendations for dancers on physical fitness, working conditions, injury management, training and on dance related psychological and lifestyle issues, based on the outcome of the research.

Subject Matter: Health & Safety, Teaching, Facilitation, Adults, Older People, Professional Development, Well-being, Health, Disability, Young People 
Author: Dr. Peter Brinson and Fiona Dick 
Date Published: 1996

Indepth:
The report of the first national inquiry into dancers' health and injury, carried out by Dance UK in 1993/4 and published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Findings from fitness, nutritional and psychological research, and information from dance and sports medicine and science experts. Recommendations for dancers on physical fitness, working conditions, injury management, training and on dance related psychological and lifestyle issues, based on the outcome of the research.

  
  

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