What do we mean by the terms ‘Safe
Practice’ and ‘Health and Safety’?
refers to how we
look after and
for our own
and actions and
that of the people
we are working
Health and Safety is
the legal term for
policies, which are
there to ensure the
potential hazards and
risks and put in place
measures to prevent
Your Safe Practice pack will help you to
recognise the need for being aware of
safe practice and the health and safety
issues, which concern you as dancers.
WHY IS HEALTH AND SAFETY
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Keep you safe
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Why is safe practice important in
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Avoid short and
long term injury
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Enables you to
How does each body part develop
through Dance training?
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A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout
by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand.
Warming up appropriately and adequately allows the body to adjust from a
state of rest to that of exercise and, if carried out successfully, improves
performance and significantly reduces the chances of injury
The objective of the warm-up is to raise total body temperature and
muscle temperature to prepare the entire body for vigorous activity.
A Warm Up should include:
If you have finished a class during which you thoroughly
warmed up, and you have another one later in the
day, should you warm up again?
What is Cool Down?
The aim of the cool-down is to slowly
reduce the intensity of the body
movement, allowing the redistribution
of blood from the muscles to other
organs in the body and for the muscle
glycogen to be replenished more
Benefits of Cool Down
• Cool-down helps to ensure quick recovery from
• Cool-down ensures the removal of waste
products such as lactic acid, if the waste product
of exercise is not removed from the muscles
there will muscle soreness the next day.
• Stopping exercise too suddenly can cause pooling
of blood, which can cause soreness, fainting and
Cool Down should include
• Heart Rate