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Links - National and International Arts Medicine and Dance Education Organizations

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Medicine, Arts Medicine, and Arts Education Organizations

Actsafe  This Canadian (British Columbia) non-profit association provides health & safety information, education, and training for the performing arts and motion picture industries.  Website has a large collection of publications, posters, videos - most of which can be downloaded or viewed for free.

AMANZ  New Zealand arts medicine association.

Association Danse Médecine Recherche (ADMR)  This Monaco-based, Francophone association devoted to dance medicine and science facilitates sharing information among clinicians, therapists, artists and teachers to improve dancers' health and performance capacity (site is in French).

Ausdance  Australia's professional dance organization.

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare  ASPAH serves nationally and internationally as the peak body in Australia for the promotion of holistic healthcare for performing artists.

Benesh Institute  The international center for Benesh Movement Notation, a concise, accurate and versatile system for recording all forms of human movement.

British Performing Arts Medicine Trust  Information on this association, including a medical "helpline" for dancers in the UK.

CEIMArs - Italian Interdisciplinary Center for Performing Arts Medicine  Information on this Italian performing arts medicine organization, in Italian and in English.

Dance Kinesiology Teachers' Special Interest Site  Information for those who teach dance kinesiology, dance science, injury prevention and related subjects to dancers.

Dance UK  Information on this organization, which works to support and develop dance in the UK, including the Healthier Dancer Program promoting the health and well-being of dancers.

Dance USA  This organization "advances the art form of dance by addressing the needs, concerns and interests of the professional dance community."  The site includes "advice for young dancers," from elementary school to college.

dancescience.net  This not-for-profit agency, based in Luxembourg, delivers information and education programs in dance science in the UK and Europe.

Danz  New Zealand's dance organization.

Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Dans- en MuziekGeneeskunde)  Information about this Netherlands-based association (site is in Dutch).

European Federation of Orthopaedic National Association for Sport Traumatology  This federation is an amalgam, consisting of national sports trauma societies from the different European countries. Its purpose is to coordinate and improve knowledge on sports related injuries.

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries Information about the clinical, educational, and research activities of this center, located in New York, New York. Information for patients (including "Common Dance Injuries"), for students (including "Dance Medicine as a Career") and for dance medicine professionals.

Healthy Dancer Canada - The Dance Health Alliance of Canada  A Canadian non-profit alliance of dancers, dance educators, and healthy professionals that facilitates communication and collaboration between the dance community and healthy professionals to enhance the health and well-being of all dancers.

International Dance Association (IDA)  Information on the Italian dance organization (site is in Italian).

International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD)  Information on this organization, whose mission is to alleviate the challenges that professional dancers face worldwide when transitioning to a post-dance career.  Click "Links" on the bottom of the site's page to access list of "Career Transition" organizations in United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands.

London Metropolitan University  BSc(Hons) Sports and Dance Therapy degree course, focusing on dance related injuries.

Médecine des Arts  Information on this France-based association, mainly concerning music medicine.  Includes table of contents for past issues of the journal Médecine des Arts.  Site in English and French.

National Centre Performing Arts (NCPA)  Dutch organization, formed by HAN University for Applied SciencesSports Medical Centre Papendal, and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (The Netherlands), whose goal is to optimize self-management skills of artists and athletes in service of a sustainable professional career.

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)  Information about this US group, which advances dance education centered in the arts, including the Journal of Dance Education.

National Registry of Dance Educators  Information about this US group, which provides professional support and services for those who teach dance in private studios and schools, so that they may provide their students with the highest quality programs and training available.

National Resource Centre for Dance  A non-profit national archive and resource provider for dance and movement in the UK.

Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)  Information on this association, including the meeting held annually in Aspen, Colorado, USA, and the journal, Medical Problems of Performing Artists.

Performing Arts Medicine Bibliography  Articles on the health problems of instrumental and vocal musicians, and to a lesser extent, dancers.

Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association  Information on physical therapy as it relates to performing arts.  Contains a list of "Clinical Affiliation Sites" for physical therapy students interested in studying dance medicine (last updated February 2011).

Prix de Lausanne  Information on this international competition for young dancers.  Includes a section on "Health" with tips for staying fit during a competition and information on osteoporosis (in English and French).

Royal Academy of Dance  The largest examining and teacher education organization for classical ballet in the world.

Safe in Dance International (SiDI)  Information on the Healthy Dance Practice certification.

Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) Campaign  The campaign educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. The STOP Sports Injuries campaign highlights include teaching proper prevention techniques, discussing the need for open communication between everyone involved in young athletes’ lives, and encouraging those affected to sign The Pledge to be an advocate for sports safety. 

tamed  German dance medicine association (site is in German).

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance  Organization headquartered in London, UK, whose mission is to provide a vibrant centre of excellence for lifelong learning in dance and dance related activity, serving the community at a local, national and international level.

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