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Dance skills

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1 Safe dance practice

1.1 Safety and dance

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As with other physical activities, consideration must be given to aspects of safety when teaching dance. Safety is paramount and should underpin all dance education.

Here is a checklist of basic safety procedures that dance teachers frequently endorse. Can you identify others for your particular teaching situation or context?

  • The body should be free of all jewellery and watches, including navel piercings.

  • Bare feet are required to prevent slipping.

  • Appropriate clothing should be worn that allows freedom of movement and which is free from zips, buttons or buckles that could cause harm.

  • Long hair should be tied back from the face to prevent it falling into the eyes whilst moving.