Sensory Friendly Passport to Culture: Spoke N Motion Dance
Mar 15, 2020
Spoke N Motion celebrates a passion for music and movement in a diverse population of dancers with and without disabilities in a unique, creative art form called Integrated Dance. Spoke N Motion comprises youth through seniors, with and without vision, wheelchair bound and able-bodied, individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury, some with Parkinson's or autism, and all who share the LOVE of dance!
Our sensory-friendly programming presents performances for families of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorder, or other conditions. Performers modify shows to ensure there are no startling noises or visually over-stimulating components. Our team keeps sound levels lower than normal and keeps the lights in the audience higher than normal, ensuring audience members can see each other. Audience members are free to come and go if need be (there is always a "safe room" available) and are asked to wave hands rather than clapping.