Diane Amans Dance Playlist


A Playlist for Participatory Dance in Community Settings


My aim, in every dance session, is to engage people in enjoyable dance activities. I start in a fairly structured way and lead the group gently to more open-ended tasks. Whatever the age group of participants and whatever the context of my work – whether it is a one-off taster session, a regular weekly group or a performance project – I try to establish a playful quality and a sense that there is no wrong way of responding.


This varied playlist includes music I have used for:

  • warm up activities
  • movement development
  • starting points for choreography
  • closures/ ending a session


Notes and music choices selected by Diane Amans
Photo Credit: Rachel Cherry