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Medical support
The competitin applies medically based judging criteria under the supervision of a physician.

How to take courses

① If you are a contestant and wish to attend the course at the venue

Please present your Contestant/Guardian/Instructor Pass at the registration desk.

You can take the course for free.

Medical support will be held at the "Open Studio" of Parthenon TAMA.

② If you are a contestant and wish to view the archives

Please register in advance for free membership to Ballet TV, which will distribute archived videos.

⇒ Ballet TV Free Member Registration


③ Those who are not participating in the competition but wish to attend the lecture
Please click the link below to apply.
⇒ Application and Outline of the Lecture

Safe Dance Association × Ballet Connection 

Lecture Schedule

March 9, Saturday


Nutritional Science (Professor Ayumi Ito)  

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Psychology (Professor Etsuko Togo) 

14:00 p.m. - 15:00 p.m.

Obstetrics and Gynecology (Professor Kuniko Tsukada) 

16:15 p.m. - 17:15 p.m.

Participants in the competition will be able to attend the seminar for free!

The seminar is also available online for those who do not attend the competition on site.
As adults, we can do our part to protect the health and safety of children who love ballet.

We hope that we can learn together, think together, and live together with ballet in peace.

Safe Dance Association × Ballet Connection 

Ballet Connection Medical Support

Rumiko Inoue 


Orthopedic surgeon

The Japanese Orthopaedic Association medical specialist and certified sports physician

Certified sports doctor of Japan Sports Association

Director of Matsuura Orthopedic Surgery

Are you overworking your body to cover up your pain?

There is a factor to cause pain. Only after a diagnosis is made, treatment will be determined.

Let's take this oportunity to think about the physical characteristics and injuries that could happen during the junior age period!

Ballet Connection Medical Support

Kuniko Tsukada


Obstetrician and gynecologist 

Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/School Health Care Member

Suginami Medical Association/School Health Care Member

Japan Endometriosis Awareness Conference executive committee member

Atlas Ladies Clinic Director

Menstrual problems such as irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) should not be left untreated but should be treated by a gynecologist.

Gynecology is a place that supports women throughout their lives and helps them stay healthy.

To ensure that you can maximize your performance in competitions without being driven by menstruation, you should definitely have a gynecological partner when menstruation begins.

Ballet Connection Medical Support

Etsuko Togo

Professor, Faculty of Child Psychology at Tokyo Future University

Recognized Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist 

Clinical developmental psychologist, Nursery school teacher

Coming later

Ballet Connection Medical Support

Ayumi Ito

Sports nutritionist

Registered dietitian at Japan Sports Association 

Registered Sports nutritionist certified by the The Japan Dietetic Association 

We are surrounded by a lot of information about food and diet. However we do not have enogh information available about ballet and there are some dancers who are struggling with those information. 

Dancer's physical management is crucial for their performance.

With this reason, it is a different perspective from dietary methods for the purpose of improving lifestyle-related diseases or for beauty. Why don't you take this opportunity to learn about nutritional science to make the most of your ballet life? We look forward to meeting everyone.

Ballet Connection Medical Support

Hiroki Nakatani


Director of Safe Dance Association

My name is Hirotaka Nakatani, Director of Safe Dance Association.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be involved as a member of the medical support team to ensure the safety and health of all participants.

The most important aspect to activly perform and work as a professional dancer at competitions or abroad is to be healthy physically and mentally.

I have seen countless of dancers who had to give up their dreams in the middle of their career due to their injuries in the process of becoming a professional dancer and even after becoming a professional dancer. 

Today's ballet world is not yet in an environment that is conducive to the safety and health of dancers

However, in this current situation, I am very encouraged by the existence of Ballet Connection, which has welcomed a team of professionals to protect your health and safety, to help you perform better, and to support you in your future endeavors.

What is important is how well the adults around the students can protect them for their own health and for life beyond the competition.

For this reason, I think it is necessary for adults to be interested in and learn about many things.

We sincerely hope that our encounters with the doctors and other specialists who will be participating as part of the medical support team will lead to the healthy growth of the children and the improvement of their ballet performance, which will continue to grow in the years to come.

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