How Do We Make Music and Dance Accessible?
How do we make music and dance accessible to deaf and hard of hearing students? We have to enable them to Feel the Beat. Feel the Beat Co. has created a dance floor with specialized technology in order to do just that. Our specialized flooring combines vibrations from transducers and pliable material that reverberates with the beat.
Feel the Beat is proud to partner with Clark Synthesis, the worldwide leader in exceptional tactile sound technology. What is tactile sound? To put it simply, transducers are pieces of equipment that transform sound into vibrations that can be both felt and heard through the body. The TST429 Platinum Professional Transducer provides the ultimate performance and output of full-fidelity, full-frequency sound with a frequency response from 5hz to 17kHz. With these transducers embedded into Feel the Beat’s specially engineered dance floor–magic happens! Beat, rhythm, and bass are transformed from auditory signals into vibration making music uniquely accessible to all children through physical sensation.
“Feel the Beat was creative because we could feel the music on the buckets!”
– Margarita, 5th grade