Participating in theatre and dance should not be hazardous to your health, but can be if safety guidelines are not followed.
Given that theatre and dance performance is a physical activity that occurs in a potentially hazardous environment the following guidelines should be observed.
Most accidents result from:
- Insufficient knowledge.
When you are unsure of how to proceed, ASK!
Be alert at all times during rehearsal and performance.
Anything that could impair your alertness is to be avoided.
- Taking unnecessary risks.
Running, practical jokes, jumping from one level to another, or any other non-choreographed or unrehearsed activity is not permitted.
Use your common sense:
- Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for rehearsals.
- Warm-up physically and vocally prior to rehearsals and performances.
- Inform the production staff of any condition that might affect your performance.
- Should an accident or injury occur, immediately notify a production staff member.
- Valuable personal property should not be brought to rehearsals or performances.
- Successful productions are a collaborative effort that depend upon everyone doing what they have rehearsed. One person being in the wrong place at the wrong time or doing something unexpected can have disastrous results.
- Each member of the production should engage in safe behavior and encourage others to do so.
Together we can have safe and successful productions.