Leaping Dancer

WELCOME TO PERSONAL SAFETY FOR DANCE

For dance free from abuse, open, and supportive for all.

 
Male Ballet Dancer

WHAT IS PERSONAL SAFETY FOR DANCE?

Personal Safety for Dance (PSD) is an international working group that exists to develop a dance environment that is free from abuse, open, and supportive for all.


Dance activity offers an opportunity to enhance physical, psychological, spiritual and social health. Anyone who dances should be able to experience these benefits free from abuse. We work to ensure dance activity is free of any form of abuse, harm, neglect, bullying or discrimination (based on all forms of inequality) for people working, training, and performing in and around dance environments. Our activities include education,  research, information sharing, advocacy, and community building and unification.

 

OUR ACTIVITIES

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY FOR DANCE?

Video reviewing the risk factors for abuse in dance

GETTING HELP

Resources and organisations supporting abuse prevention, wellbeing, and personal safety in dance

OUR RESEARCH

Help us build a better understanding of the physical, mental, and practical challenges those in dance settings may be facing. Learn more here

 
Modern Style Dancer

SUPPORT RESOURCES

The following is a collection of carefully curated articles and resources that you may find helpful as you navigate concerns about abuse in dance. We hope you will find solace in what we’ve provided. If you have comments or questions, please get in touch.

 
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BIG LITTLE SECRETS: TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES IN THE DANCE WORLD

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE HARASSED

SUPPORT FOR ABUSE, HARASSMENT OR BULLYING ON TOUR

PROVIDING SUPPORT TO DANCERS

CONTACT US

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