Dance Related Injuries by the Numbers

Dance is a beautiful form of expression, but it could be physically taxing and strenuous on the human body, particularly for children and adolescents. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined dance-related injuries among children and adolescents 3 to 19 years of age from 1991 to 2007. During the 17-year study period, an estimated 113,000 children and adolescents were treated in U.S. emergency departments for dance-related injuries.

A study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital found an increase in dance-related injuries among children and adolescents. Watch as we share a few statistics from the study as well as safety and injury prevention tips for dancers.