New Professional Development Course for Dance Educators and Professionals Announced

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our latest education initiative: the Safe Dance® professional learning course. This comprehensive program is designed to empower dance teachers, professional dancers, and studio owners with the knowledge and skills needed to prioritise safety and wellbeing in their practice.

Developed in direct response to feedback from the Victorian Dance Census, which highlighted a strong demand for enhanced professional development in safe dance practices, the Safe Dance® course addresses key concerns raised by participants. Whether you’re a seasoned dance educator or a studio owner looking to create a safer environment for your students, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

Drawing upon over 30 years of research by the Ausdance network, the Safe Dance® course covers essential topics such as anatomy basics, injury prevention strategies, legal obligations, and fostering emotional wellbeing among dancers. Through interactive modules and simulated learning exercises, participants will gain practical insights into creating safe physical environments, working with different age groups, and responding to accidents and injuries promptly.

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Here’s what you can expect from the Safe Dance® professional learning course:

  • Comprehensive coverage of core principles of safe dance
  • Self-paced, online learning format accessible from anywhere in Australia
  • Six topics covering everything from anatomy basics to legal obligations
  • Learning outcomes focused on fostering positive self-esteem, maintaining a balanced training regimen, and creating physically safe dance environments

At Ausdance VIC, we believe that education is key to sustainable and thriving careers in dance. By participating in the Safe Dance® course, you’ll not only enhance your own skills but also contribute to a culture of safety and wellbeing within the dance community.

Enroll today and join us in championing safe dance practices and teaching methodologies.