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Safe in Dance International


Enhance your continuing professional development with one of Safe in Dance International’s Professional Certificates - in partnership with IADMS. IADMS members receive a discount on a number of SIDI programs. Log in to your IADMS membership to receive these IADMS Members' Exclusive Discounts! 

SIDI Mission: “To promote and support the rights of everyone involved in dance to teach, study, train, rehearse, and perform in a safe and supportive environment.”

SiDI Focus: Continuing Professional Development and education, assessment, and benchmarking in the fundamental Principles of Safe and Effective Dance Practice.

SiDI offers internationally endorsed professional Certificates focusing on Healthy Dance practice principles. All awarding endorsed Continuing Professional Development. These certificates are ideal for dance educators who wish to advance their knowledge to create safe, healthy dance training programs for their students of all levels. They are:

The Certificate in Healthy Dance Practice

The Healthy Dancer Certificate

The Certificate in Preparation for Healthy Dance

SiDI also offers online and in-person courses Safe in Dance International (SiDI) has a unique partnership with IADMS to offer Healthy Dance Certificates at a discount*. 

Safe in Dance International has an international community of registered providers, who are endorsed to deliver the content leading to our certificates. If you are interested in joining this community please contact: Maggie@safeindance.com.

SIDI Background

Whether you know it as Safe Dance Practice, Dancer Wellness, or Healthy Dance Practice, Safe in Dance International aims to ensure a better, longer, more effective, and less injured dance experience for anyone who dances, whether professionally, in competition, or purely for pleasure.

Offerings include: 

- Certification of the knowledge and understanding of the 10 core principles of Healthy Dance Practice

- Courses, both online and in-person o Endorsement of good and best practice in Healthy Dance Practice

- A service to develop and endorse healthy practice within college, university programmes

- Advice and support to professional companies to improve dancer health

- Embedding our certification within university programs. All of our courses and certificates award continuing professional development (CPD).

SiDI Founders:

The two founders of SiDI have moved through the profession as dancers, choreographers, directors dance educators, healthy dance practitioners and dance scientists. Their passion has been to reduce risk of injury and enhance the dance experience. With the support of the International Dance Science community SiDI has developed the international benchmark for Healthy Dance Practice. This applies to anyone working with dancers and for dancers themselves. We endorse good and best Healthy Dance Practice/ Dance Wellness for individuals as well as in organisations and colleges.


SiDI and IADMS have worked together since before the launch of its certificate program in 2014. IADMS endorses SiDI’s core principles and its Certificate programme. Since 2019 SiDI and IADMS have had a formal partnership. Working together to support their individual and joint missions.

If you would like to know how this partnership might benefit you as a member of IADMS in undertaking the SiDI certification or by becoming and SiDI Registered Provider please contact maggie@safeindancecom.

Safe in Dance International works internationally across all dance sectors, genres and communities. For further information visit www.safeindance.com.