Sensory Dance Massage
This sensory dance session has been developed by Justyna Kosakowska to immerse students in a multi-sensory environment. By incorporating music, movement and props to engage and excite, students’ are able to develop physical, musical and engagement skills. This session is adapted enabling students to experience dance movements through a range of music styles.
Ok its fun but what is the benefit of sensory dance?
There are three parts to what makes sensory dance such an important experience for our students. Firstly creating a multi-sensory environment provides students with an interactive learning space and sets the atmosphere for the session.
Secondly the use of different music in the session changes the rhymes, pace and vibe in the whole room. Music is a means of communication that is universal –and everybody, no matter what their limitations, will respond to different music.Finally the third part is the physical movements of dance being explored or reinforced through a physical action with different props. We all use our bodies to express what we feel, experts suggest that 55% of what we communicate is through body language. Dance movements use the body to express emotions as well as developing students’ awareness of their bodies and limbs.