Accidents reported to the Markel dance insurance program indicate that a number of incidents may involve a lack of choreographed planning and adequate spacing for the number of students.
According to Preventing Dance Injuries, by Ruth Solomon, John Solomon, and Sandra Cerny Minton, education is a key element in preventing dance injuries for both dancers and the medical professionals who care for them. Developing an increased understanding of injuries in dancers is important, as it may allow for early detection and modification of routines to avoid worsening injuries.
The following recommendations support teachers’ efforts to provide dance instruction that helps reduce potential collisions between students or dancers at their studio.
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