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Provide a quiet area

Change rooms, waiting rooms and the dance studio can get very noisy. If you are able to, provide alternative rooms which are quiet for kids to get changed in or wait....

Be aware of students’ sensory needs

Find out what colours, textures, sounds, or movements the student prefers or dislikes. Use props to incorporate tactile and visual stimuli in the dance activities. Props can include silky or floaty scarves, ribbon wands, textured fabric such as velvet or faux fur, stretchy bands and...

Allow alternate ways to dance

If you know that a child finds a particular movement activity challenging due to sensory sensitivities, prepare them in advance and offer an alternative activity....