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The Dancer Wellness Project (DWP) is a consortium of organizations that promote dancer health, wellness, education, and research through the implementation of dance screening, exposure tracking, and injury surveillance. This goal is to promote injury prevention, career longevity, effective and efficient training, and assist dancers, dance educators, and medical professional who interface with dancers. The main goal of the DWP is to provide the technological infrastructures and other resources needed to facilitate and support the myriad projects of participating organizations/affiliates.

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There are many affiliates of the Dancer Wellness Project

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The implementation of an amalgam of screening tests can identify risk factors that may predispose a dancer to injuries or complications, and can provide specific results which can be used to cite strengths and weaknesses. The screening process uses established physical therapy protocols which yields data that is used to create an individualized profile for each dancer. The designing of a healthy regimen includes adjunct training methods beyond the dance technique class and is aimed at maximizing biomechanical potentials. Areas of concern can be identified using established norms. Through the access of data and analysis, suggested course of actions for such areas of concern are presented.  Repeated screens can be used for follow up using the DWP to help monitor changes and progress.

It is important to stress that a dance screen is designed to assist dancers and not to judge. The screening process should NOT be viewed as a test of acceptability.

Several affiliates and expert consultants of the DWP developed a 'starter' screen to aid new affiliates that are looking for templates to use. 

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The term 'Screen' can apply to many different things. Definitions that are used on this site have been developed to help clarify these various usages.

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The DWP maintains high standards for data privacy and protection.

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There are several factors involved with setting a screening initiative.

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