YOUR RISK - DANCE UK'S NEWEST BOOK
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Your Body Your
Risk. Dance UK's newest book is a must-have for all dancers.Dancers
have an incredibly demanding and vigorous training regime. They need
to be fitter, stronger and quicker than ever before in order to meet the
demands of choreographers whose styles can be fast, eclectic and physically
strenuous. Audiences also expect dancers to be highly trained, to
be athletes as well as artists.
If they are
to achieve performance excellence, dancers need to take responsibility
for their own health and well-being. They need to work smarter not
just harder. They need to know how to look after themselves, to minimise
risk of injury and maximise their potential.Your Body Your Risk is aimed
at young dancers. It provides the know-how they need to become the
best dancer they can, and to keep dancing for longer.
artistic director of Random Dance Company said: "Maintaining a healthy
body and mind is critical to exceptional performance - on stage, in rehearsal,
whilst teaching, even in discussion, giving value to your body means giving
the time to understand it and demands intelligent, informed and regular
Your Risk provides information about healthy eating, promoting a positive
body image, warning signs of eating disorders requiring specialist advice,
and workplace health and safety regulations that are relevant to dancers.
Council for Dance Education and Training said: "The book has good practical
advice not just on identifying problems but what to do next. The
section on legal advice and procedure is particularly useful as it can
be easy to forget that there are structures in place to help."
Director of Dance City, Newcastle said: "Your Body Your Risk is an
important encouragement to self belief and self worth."
Dance UK is
an industry lead body for dance. It works to promote a robust, dynamic
and vital future for dance professionals and the art form of dance. In
addition to the Healthier Dancer Programme it promotes the professional
development of choreographers and dance managers, provokes debate and lobbies
Healthier Dancer Programme is a world leader in promoting the health and
well-being of dancers. It works in collaboration with leading experts in
health sports and dance science. In October 2000, a major conference, Moving
Matters, was held at the Royal Opera House, London.
Your Risk is available from Dance UK at £4.50 (£3.50 for members
and students) plus £1.00 postage and handling.