It’s disco time! Put on your favourite music and moving your body to the beat with this fun sound-based activity, which can be modified to include dance challenges or learning a routine.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a sports activity for people or groups of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, and helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, learning new skills and exploring self-expression through creativity and movement.
How to play
What you’ll need
- Music and a speaker
How to set up
- Have a pre-prepared music playlist with upbeat music that’s good for dancing
- Dim the lights
How to play
- Put on your upbeat music playlist and get everyone up and dancing
- Encourage participants to come up with their own dance moves, or teach each other dance moves
- For inspiration, you could use animal-inspired movements, letters of the alphabet, or focus on using different parts of the body
- Have fun with sensory glow sticks, disco lights and bright colours
- Dancers could be encouraged to try out using just one movement throughout the activity
- Make it more challenging by asking dancers to come up with a routine as a group