What is Healthy Dancer Screening?
Screening collects information about your health and wellness using both surveys and physical tests. Ideally, screening is performed before any pain or injury. This is the optimum time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, and come up with goals together with parents, teachers and health professionals. Screening has become commonplace in professional dance companies and university dance programs. Organizations such as Healthy Dancer Canada and The Performing Arts Medical Association are now encouraging young pre-professional dancers to participate in screening to promote goal-setting, injury prevention, effective and efficient dance training, and life-long dancing.
Why should I participate in Healthy Dancer Screening?
- To objectively evaluate your strengths and weaknesses
- To help you set goals and reach your full potential
- To encourage positive communication between you and your parents, teachers, and health care professionals
Please go to the Dancer Screening page for more information.