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4 Easy dance videos for Disabled people

This short guide shares some of our favourite at-home dance exercise videos so you can get active and have fun wherever you are.

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We reached out to our partners during the height of the Coronavirus restrictions. We began working with Sense and Durham University to find out how Disabled people have been staying active during the coronavirus pandemic. We used this to influence what resources would help people stay active at home.

We used the findings from our research to co-design accessible and inclusive pre-recorded videos using the experiences and feedback. You can find these videos on the Get Yourself Active YouTube.

You can learn more about the Active at the Home project on our projects page.

Alongside this, we have been finding new ways, online videos and resources to help us to keep doing the activities we love.

This guide lists our favourite Dance videos shared by our friends and partners. If you have a suggestion for a video or resource to add, please email

What is Dance?

We’ve all had a boogie to our favourite song. Dancing can be as simple as nodding your head to a brilliant drumbeat or as complex as ballet. But did you know it’s also a great way to be active for Disabled people?

Dancing is a great way to be more active and offers many physical and mental benefits. By moving your body, you train your muscles, build strength when you hold certain poses, and boost your cardiovascular system by repeating movements.

Make sure that when you dance at home, you give yourself plenty of room to move around and that you drink plenty of water before, during and after dancing.

4 videos to try

  • Seated Dance with Rachel

In this three-part series, which we created, Rachel takes you through seated dance routines that you can do from the comfort of your home.

  • Dancesyndrome – Everybody Dance

These sessions are disability-led. They are driven by Dance Leaders with learning disabilities who will deliver these sessions remotely from their own homes in collaboration with professional Dance Artists.

People with a range of abilities and impairments can participate in any way that suits them, including children who are home-schooling and elderly people who are social distancing

  • Low Impact Dance Workout from DanceAbility

Dance Ability has released its first three exercise to music (ETM) video, featuring audio descriptions. These are low impact videos, focusingIf you have any queries, would like to find out more, or have any feedback for Dance Ability, please contact Christine at:

Dance Ability created this exciting new video using their award from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund distributed by Disability Rights UK. A second video featuring 70s and 80s music will be released later this year…watch this space!

  • Dance workshop with Sense

Sense created a variety of videos on their YouTube channel to help you to get active at home.The videos are British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted alongside including fixed captions throughout. The inclusive dance workshop is designed for people with complex disabilities, including those who have a visual and/or hearing impairment.

Whatever you are looking for, there is a Guide for you, and you can search through Yoga, Dance, Cardio, Strength and Seated in the guides section of our website. Just select Active at Home on the filters at the top of the page.

We want these pages to always work for you, and for that, we need help. If there’s a resource you’d like to see more of – or you have a video of your own you think would interest others in the community, please reach out to the team and email

How you exercise and what you enjoy is always evolving, and we want our page to too!

Next Steps

We want to hear from you! 

We’d love for you to share your experiences of getting active and having fun wherever you are. Please do get in touch to share your thoughts on the latest news or what sport and physical activity mean to you.

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