New campaign encourages dancers to rest

Dance UK has launched a new social media campaign to promote healthier dance practice.

Dancers are encouraged to share photographs of themselves at rest on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #dancersneedrest.

English National Ballet dancers Grant Rae, James Streeter, Laurent Liotardo © ASH

English National Ballet dancers Grant Rae, James Streeter, Laurent Liotardo © Photography by ASH

Those who submit the best photograph will win a year’s Dance UK membership, a Dancing Times magazine subscription, and a selection of books on dancer’s health. Photos will be judged by Dance UK Healthier Dancer Programme manager Erin Sanchez and the news editor of Dancing Times, Zoe Anderson.

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Dance UK hopes the campaign will raise awareness that getting adequate rest is a vital part of a balanced training programme. More information on healthy dance training can be found here.

English National Ballet dancer Senri Kou © ASH

English National Ballet dancer Senri Kou © Photography by ASH

The deadline for the photograph competition is 31 August.

Top image: English National Ballet dancer Crystal Costa © Photography by ASH

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