Safety Guidelines

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!
  • Carelessness.
    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.