The Dance Again Foundation Helping Dancers Access Dance Medicine
The Dance Again Foundation Helping Dancers Access Dance Medicine

Although Jack Widdowson's return to dance after a life threatening neck injury occurred before we set up this charity, his recovery was the inspiration behind it. We were in the very fortunate position of having plenty of specialist knowledge and resources available to help him, and wanted to make this available to others. 

 

We could see that there was very little specialist sports medicine help available for dancers generally, so we set up the Dance Again Foundation to address this problem. We could provide for an injured dancer you know, so do get in touch.

 

Jack is now a full-time dancer; see some of the things he has been up to in the pictures below!

 

 Jack back on stage in 2013 with Bern:Ballet, able to dance, lift and leap! It was Jack's recovery that inspired us to set up Dance Again, as we saw and felt the massive impact that early intervention and intensive specialist therapies on have on the safe return to dance.

Here is Jack (centre) performing in Camille a piece based on the work of Rodin, with Staatstheatre Darmstadt in 2014

 

Jack dancing in Pit Stop - a piece about Ayrton Senna the late Formula 1 driver, in 2015. 

Jack as the Black Vampire in Tanz Der Vampire, in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Cologne.

Some free time for Jack during a 3 week tour of Pit Stop to Argentina and Bolivia.

 

BBC Breakfast interviewed and filmed Jack Widdowson at LCDS in 2012 and interviewed his parents live on the Breakfast time couch! See Jack's latest progress as he rehearses for his first show following his recovery 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18670313

At Dance Again we are all volunteers. Please respect our efforts to answer as quickly as we can and allocate funding as fairly as possible. Our aims are to help each dancer make the best recovery possible, and allocate funds and effort accordingly. Rude or threatening correspondence will not be answered.  

Important information your GP will need to make your e-referral

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Dance Medicine Specialists now working in NHS Sports Injury Clinic at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

We are delighted to announce that DAF working in partnership with Dance UK and NIDMS are helping to provide Dance Medicine Specialists in the NHS

To access this clinic ask your GP to refer you through Choose and Book. To book in the Bath Sports Injury Clinic  your GP or GP's secretary, needs to follow these instructions:-

Service: Sports Injury-Orthopaedics-RUH Bath-RD1

Service ID 169870

Appointment type First Outpatient

Service Location Royal United Hospital

Service Provider Organisation - Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Specialty Orthopaedics

Service contact Name RUH Outpatient Appointment Centre

Clinic type Sports Trauma

Waiting time at present 11 days

We look forward to seeing you there!

Important information your GP will need to make your e-referral

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