Celia Widdowson - Chair of the Dance Again Foundation
Dr Julian Widdowson - Consultant Sports Physician, Circle Bath Hospital, Bath
MBBS MRCGP MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine MFSEM
Dance Again Foundation
Registered Charity Number 1151745
The Dance Again Foundation is a charity to help dancers return to the stage after injury.
The charity has been set up following the inspirational story of Jack Widdowson who suffered a serious neck injury in 2011 and through early intervention and
rehabilitation is returning to the career he worked so hard to achieve. He had been an apprentice with Bern Ballet for four months when he suffered his injury. Following hours of intensive treatment
with a number of therapists after his surgery, he has now returned to dance.
The Dance Again Foundation will support injured dancers and their families with immediate post injury advice and help with early rehabilitation, working with the dancer's medical team to achieve the optimum recovery. The aim is to enable the dancer to return safely to their career.
There is much that can be done in the immediate days following an injury that will enable the dancer to achieve the best possible outcome. Knowing where to start or who to contact following an injury can be a worrying time for the dancer.
The Dance Again Foundation has a network of experienced specialist therapists, sports physicians and surgeons across the UK. Since September 2014 dancers can also access our specialist NHS clinic in Bath via GP referral (Choose and Book), with attendant consultant and specialist physiotherapists who have extensive experience with dancers. This is one of the three NIDMS clinics nationwide.
Miss Cynthia Harvey, former Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and Royal Ballet and now guest tutor with English National Ballet School and other professional companies abroad.
Celia Widdowson, Senior Hospital Teacher
Julian Widdowson, Sports Physician, Head of Sports Medicine Bath Rugby
Rachel Rist, Director of Dance, Tring Park School of Performing Arts
Elizabeth Jones, Director of Nursing Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre
Nick Cleverton, Physiotherapist and ex-professional dancer with The Scottish National Ballet
David Widdowson, Solicitor
Chloe Widdowson, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, The Royal London Hospital