Like any type of dance training, gymnastics, or any other physical activity, there is the possibility of injury in Aerial Danz, but by following strict safety rules and with careful methodical training at all levels of ability, we can greatly minimize the risks. In addition, we require students and parents to adhere to the following policies if a student has any injury prior to starting Aerial Danz classes, or during the training season. This is to ensure that all injuries are treated promptly and to avoid aggravating any injury during training.
- Chronic injuries (especially in lower back, hip, shoulder, neck, elbow, or wrist) must be assessed and treated by a sports physician and physiotherapist (approved by studio director) before beginning or returning to training. Student and parents must provide written clearance from the sports physician and physiotherapist before returning to training.
- Any injury where a student misses 2 or more training sessions must be assessed and treated by a sports physician and physiotherapist (approved by studio director) before returning to training. Student and parents must provide written clearance from the sports physician and physiotherapist before returning to training.
- Student must be able to do all warm-ups and apparatus conditioning without aggravating an injury before being allowed to practice skills in class or to rehearse choreography. The conditioning exercises are designed to warm up and strengthen the muscle groups needed to do aerial danz safely; if a student cannot complete these exercises without aggravating an injury, they are not ready to return to training yet.
- Student must be able to train fully after returning from an injury for minimum 1 full month before being eligible to perform in any MDG shows, Momentum Troupe shows or special events. Again, this is to ensure that the student has the required strength, stamina, control, and consistent correct technique to be able to rehearse and perform safely.
- If a student has more than one recurrence of the same injury (especially to lower back, hip, neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist) within the year, they will not be eligible to perform until they are able to train fully for minimum 5 months without incident.