Our experiences cultivate belonging among students through dance, mindfulness, & self-expression.
Dance has a funny way of bringing diverse groups of people together. Have you ever noticed that you might have nothing in common with someone, but if you are dancing with them there will be a huge smile on your face?
Our wellness dance journeys are designed to help students feel a greater sense of belonging, and inclusivity. It is the perfect icebreaker for incoming Freshman as they are navigating their new home away from home or for the general student population as a way to celebrate after finals week or as a fun mental health awareness month. After all, feeling a sense of community and belonging is the thing that impacts our well-being and longevity the most. (Source TedX.)
Imagine seeing a hundreds of students dancing on the lawn in front of the library, entirely present without their cell phones, and engaging together as if they have been best friends for years. We take students through a 1 to1.5 hour guided journey that incorporates inclusive music from all over the world, prompts to explore different movement, connection prompts and icebreakers, as well as mindfulness and meditation.
Students are invited to explore their creativity using non-verbal connection which is such a great experience in a world where we are constantly texting and on social media with each other. This experience forces you to be present and engaged.
It is a beautifully therapeutic experiences that is fun, inclusive, and breaks down barriers to connection. One student after our education workshop at APCA claimed that they had forgotten their anxiety medication and that after the Be You Dance Experience they were feeling calm and grounded again.
Our wellness events can be held anywhere on your campus. We are equipped for outdoor, and indoor events and have a highly portable set up. Our recommendation is to incorporate the outdoors and nature into the experience if the weather permits.
Be You experiences are designed to cultivate student well-being and belonging.
ENRICHING STUDENTS LIVES
THROUGH WELLNESS AND CONNECTION
Benefits for Students:
Inspires Authentic Expression
Fun and Inclusive Activity
Rejuvenates and Relaxes
Uplifts and Inspires
Improves Mental Health
Immersive & Engaging
This is where wellness and entertainment intersect.
Be You Disco is exclusively represented by Houla Entertainment, one of the most notable performance agencies for Colleges and Universities. We have given education session at APCA and look forwarding to bringing this magic to your school. You can email us directly via our contact form for a quote.
We also curate experiences for corporate team building. If you are interested in an experience for your University's staff please see our corporate team building page.
Improved Mental Health for your
Stress and anxiety are more prevalent in today's society than ever before and students have the additional stressor of Academic Stress. Our experiences are filled with techniques that although are incorporated into a fun dance journey have the power to help students regulate their nervous system and come back to a more calm and present state. Some of these techniques include mindfulness, focusing on the breath, shaking, dancing, and expressing with sound.
Authenticity and Belonging: This experience is designed to help students understand that their unique expression is enough. College students are at a unique age where they are on a path of self-discovery and there can sometimes be many pressures to "fit in" and forgo authenticity. This experience celebrates and invites that authenticity back. Belonging is such a deeply engrained human need and this experience helps students to understand that their authentic expression is a gift.
"True Belonging doesn't require that we change who we are; it requires that we be who we are." Brenee Brown
Mirroring builds empathy: Have you ever found yourself yawning at the same time as someone else, or cringing when someone else hurt themselves as if you experienced the pain yourself? This is due to a complex system of neurons called mirror neurons. Dance has been used to promote social bonding and group cohesiveness across many cultures around the world. Through mirroring the dance and movement of another, it forces the person mirroring to embody the observed person’s experience building empathy. Empathy is essential when it comes to interacting with others, and building a culture of safety and healthy communication in a workplace.