Watch a 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.This talk was held at the Dance UK Annual General Meeting, at The Royal Society of Medicine in November 2010.
Support, guidance and resources are just a phone call away
Dance UK supports both students and teachers alongside key organisations such as the Council for Dance Education and Training, often dealing with direct questions from our members on a range of teaching and training issues. We are also here to talk to parents of dancers who are training to discuss any concerns or queries about being a professional dancer.
Specialist public liability insurance for teachers
For our members we provide specialist dance teacher specific public liability and personal accident insurance through Gordon and Co. The package covers you for activities which fall under fitness, dance and dance-drama which other popular packages do not. Click for more information
The Dance Register
The Dance Register is a national database of dance teachers, leaders and artists who have been assessed as meeting The Dance Register’s minimum entry requirements. It is free for members of the public to search.
Dance UK members can access a special discounted rate to be listed in The Dance Register. More details on The Dance Register page.
Alongside our publications, Dance UK provides the online Medical Practitioners Directory which 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.
You can also 'Ask Ava' our in-house agony aunt about any dance health related issue here.
Networks for students
We are your first port of call for anything dance or dance health related and can signpost you to the best organisation or resources for your studies, essays and practical training sessions
We also have a network of Dance UK student representatives through whom you can find out more about us and also tell us what you feel the student body needs from Dance UK to improve health and opportunity for young dancers. To find out if your institution has a student rep or to express an interest in becoming one click here.
Launch - graduate career day at The Place
Launch is a day of training and professional development for 50 final year dance students or recent dance graduates who have trained at vocational dance schools and universities across the UK, taking place in March each year. Industry professionals are invited to share their knowledge and expertise of their respective fields through seminars and a chat show stlye discussion, while participants are able to network with each other and with the professionals as well.
Find out more here.
Resources for teaching and learning
Dance UK produce a range of publications from posters to information sheets to help you train and teach better. The nineteen Dance UK Information Sheets range from nutrition and fluids to the mechanics of core stability, and how to apply for auditions. They are approved by Dance UK's circle of dance professionals and the two Healthier Dancer Programme advisory committees - The Medical Advisory Committee and the Physiotherapy Advisory Committee so you can trust their content.
We also provide key texts on being a teacher such as Dance Teaching Essentials'and fact sheets on being self employed to help you get your business in order. Click here to go to our shop.
Taking your views to the top
We take your views on dance directly to government through our targeted advocacy campaigns such as DanceVote 2010and 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.