Adaptive Irish Céilí Dance
Adaptive céilí operates within the framework of the céilí dance genre. This framework is flexible and allows for interpretation and re-interpretation based on individual needs and abilities. Dances are therefore adapted in collaboration with participants to take account of their previous experience with the dance form, their age, agility, mobility, physical, cognitive or intellectual ability, and confidence. Adaptive céilí aims to be as inclusive as possible and participation in its broadest sense is encouraged. This can include, for example, physical participation in the dances; audience participation such as clapping or stamping to the rhythm of the music; or passive observation of the dance activity.