I was recently inspired by an article in Dance Teacher Magazine about injury prevention in dancers. The headlining article featured a few dance professionals from around the United States who incorporate organic injury prevention methodologies into their dance technique. Particularly, these professionals teach from a knowledge that the body must be treated like the natural earth, from the roots up.
Connecting these ideas to Kinderdance is no stretch. We too come from a knowledge that children are most likely to succeed if they are taught from a developmental curriculum. Children are far more succeptible to injury if they are pushed beyond their developmental abilities. For instance, we always teach a crab "puff" before a crab walk. We practice engaging a child's strength before moving them across space.
The Kinderdance curriculum is truly amazing. Another way we prevent injury in the classroom is to pattern movements on the child before they participate in the activity.
I highly recommend you click on the link above to check out a short video on injury prevention, and corrections you can make to fix your "bad dancer habits".