Dancers' Health and Safety

The benefits of dance for mental, cultural, and physical well being are well known. DANZ has supported initiatives that have emerged over the years to encourage and facilitate dance across the professional, educational and recreational sectors. Regardless of the area of dance that you are involved in, its really important that safe dance practice is followed. This includes:

  • day to day health and well being for the dancers
  • an appropriate venue/space to dance/rehearse in
  • preparing and maintaining your body before and after you dance

Below are some resources to support the health of dancers, and safe dance practice.

Go to the About Dance - Benefits of Dance section of our website to find international research, fact sheets, articles and resources to assist the dance sector to lever more support through greater recognition by media and various national and regional support agencies for dance in Aotearoa. By working together, we can achieve some of our health and community benefits, and promote greater visibility and participation in dance.

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