Disco dancing time

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.

A woman is dancing with her arms up

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

Top tips

  • 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