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Health & Safety. in the Performance Space. Health (1). Always warm up Wear several Layers Wear trousers that don’t drape on the floor Are you wearing appropriate clothing for the choreography? Don’t eat or chew gum (choking hazard) Cover foot sores – wear soft slip on jazz shoes

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Health safety

Health & Safety

in the Performance Space


Health 1

Health (1)

  • Always warm up

  • Wear several Layers

  • Wear trousers that don’t drape on the floor

  • Are you wearing appropriate clothing for the choreography?

  • Don’t eat or chew gum (choking hazard)

  • Cover foot sores – wear soft slip on jazz shoes

  • Breath appropriately

  • Be aware of others around you & adapt


Health 2

Health (2)

  • Adapt your choreography to suit less skilful dancers

  • Cool down, calm down, stretch out, walk out

  • Warm up & cool down your dancers before & after teaching your choreography

  • Return to exercise gradually after injury

  • Do not repeat a particular action too frequently (RSI)

  • Take a plastic screw top/sports top bottle of water to class to keep hydrated


Safety conditions 1

Safety – Conditions (1)

  • Is the floor clean & clear from clutter

  • Is it slippy

  • Is it concrete, or is it a sprung floor?

  • Is the temperature right (20ºC min)

  • Does it have air conditioning, fans, windows?


Safety conditions 2

Safety – Conditions (2)

  • Are the mirrors made of safety glass? Are they clean?

  • Do the mirrors have curtains? Can they be closed/opened safely?

  • Are there suitable changing & washing facilities

  • Are there any objects that might injure a dancer travelling at speed?


Safety equipment

Safety - Equipment

  • Is the sound system accessible, secure & in a safe area?

  • Are the leads out of site & tucked away

  • Can it be used safely by people of different heights?

  • Are portable CD players in good working order?

  • Where is the visual equipment? Is it sited safely?


Safety rules

Safety Rules

  • Only use barefeet or clean dance shoes for studios

  • Do not switch on sockets until everything is plugged in

  • Bags to be at the front of the studio

  • Trailing leads to be taped in place and around the edges of the room

  • Only use plastic bottles for water NOT GLASS


Safe practice physical skills

Safe Practice – Physical Skills

  • Position yourself sensibly – be aware of your space

  • Be aware of your core strength. Use your muscles correctly


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