Specialist organisations

Specialist organisations which provide a range of resources to support health and wellbeing in dancers and musicians

ACTSAFE (previously SHAPE)

SHAPE (Safety and Health in Arts Production and Entertainment, Canada) SHAPE is the not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of workplace health and safety in the motion picture and performing arts industries in British Columbia,...

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH)

The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) is the country's national body for performing arts healthcare.  Its members range from performing artists themselves to those who work with them at many levels and who share a...


BAPAM (the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) delivers specialist health support to performing artists. This includes health assessment clinics for professional, semi-pro and student performing artists; health promotion activities;...

Dance UK

Dance UK is the national voice for dance. One of Dance UK’s roles on behalf of its members and the dance sector, is to champion healthier dancers. It produces a wide range of health related information sheets (free to members to download...


IADMS (the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science) enhances the health, well-being, training, and performance of dancers by cultivating educational, medical, and scientific excellence. This mission is supported by a range of...


The ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) is the world’s leading dance examinations board. Its website has an anatomy resources page with a series of downloadable articles.


The MU (Musicians Union) website has health related information sheets on its website, only available to members.

Musicians' Health Scotland

Musicians’ Health Scotland is a website for musicians, performing artists, dancers. Amongst a range of resources, there are downloadable health advice sheets for musicians.


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