Capital Dance Project is thrilled to announce our newest production of Sacramento’s first Sensory-Friendly Dance Performance in partnership with the Sacramento Kings and Kings Foundation.
This Sensory-Friendly Dance Performance is designed to make everyone, particularly individuals with autism or other sensory related disabilities, feel comfortable and accepted in a theater environment. Traditional theater rules will be relaxed and audience members are welcome to express themselves by getting up, playing with toys, dancing, talking, or singing.
The event will feature a dance performance by Capital Dance Project, photo opportunities with the dancers, and place for families to meet, siblings of children with autism to get to know other kids, and individuals with related sensory disabilities to connect with the Sacramento community in a climate of acceptance and understanding.
What to Expect at this Sensory-Friendly Performance?
Sensory-Friendly performances are designed to make everyone, particularly individuals on the autism spectrum, feel comfortable, accepted and safe in a theater environment. Traditional theater rules are relaxed and CDP will create an environment for families to experience a live dance performance and enjoy quality time without having to worry if someone will complain or be disturbed. This event will feature:
— Shorter performance run time
— Theater remains lit throughout performance
— Lower sound levels
— Headphones will be available
— Relaxed theater rules
— Performer introductions
— Food and drinks allowed in the theater
— A safe space in the lobby complete with fidget toys, bean bag chairs, books, and games
— Trained Behavior Therapists and Volunteers on hand
— Ease of access to the Theatre with parking across from the theater
— Free pre-performance materials to prepare for the show including a social story
— Affordable ticket price for entire family ($5/ticket)
Capital Dance Project would like to thank it's sponsors for this Sensory-Friendly Performance:
The Kings Foundation