Dancer at the World Performing Arts Festival 2006
Photo © Waheed Khalid
Street entertainer (identity unknown).
Photo © Juliet
The conductor Jesko in performance.
Photo © Jana Hettler
Singer Tina Marsh in performance.
Photo © Michael Fuentes
Yumiko Fukuda dancing at the Prix de Lausanne international competition for young dancers.
Photo © Thierry Jayet
BAPAM's health advice factsheets are produced with financial support from the Musicians Benevolent Fund. We aim to give information on preventing injury and common work related health problems to musicians, actors, dancers and all performers.
- 1. Don't cramp your style
Warm-up exercises for performers (378 KB PDF)
Get the pocket-sized concertina version. Great for pre-gig warm-ups or to give to your students. Email email@example.com. We can also provide an A2 poster version of this for classrooms, rehearsal rooms etc. Don't forget to include your address and the number of copies you require.
- 2. Fit to play
Top tips for instrumental musicians (80 KB PDF)
- 3. Fit to sing
Vocal health is about mind and body as well as voice! (82 KB PDF)
- 4. Sensible eating for performers
Finding a healthy balance with the food you eat (198 KB PDF)
- 5. Keeping fit and healthy on tour
Twenty steps to a more balanced working routine (116 KB PDF)
- 6. The drinks are on me
How do you manage stress, and how can you spot the signs of a drink problem? (99 KB PDF)
- 7. I can't go on
Coping with stage fright (120 KB PDF)
- 8. Risky business
Situations that put the musician at risk (149 KB PDF)
- 9. Don't lose the music
Hearing loss and tinnitus (96 KB PDF)
- 10. The acoustic guitar
Playing technique and ergonomics (202 KB PDF)
Don't cramp your style! Warm-up exercises for performers is also available as a handy credit-card-sized concertina leaflet (85x54mm when folded). If you would like a printed copy, or if you can distribute multiple copies on our behalf, let us have your postal address and we'll send some through the post to you.
We welcome feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions for new health information materials, please email BAPAM Clinics Manager, Clare Hicks: firstname.lastname@example.org