DanceSport
Dancers in costume on stage performing.
Coaching guide, rules, and other materials for coaches.
Resources
Körperteil Blues
Sports Essentials Videos
Körperteil Blues is the German Version of the Body Part Blues. It is a self- explanatory movement song and all our athletes around the world love this song. It's also a great chance to learn a few new words in different languages. Can you find any other language- versions on YouTube besides German and English?
Demonstrated by: Andrea Gider
Music: German | English
Cotton Eye Joe
Sports Essentials Videos
"Cotton Eye Joe" is a well known country-pop song and gives us chance to dance through the prairie. Try to catch up on the footwork and make sure you are using your toes and heels correctly. Don't forget your hat!
Demonstrated by: Andrea Gider
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Agadoo
Sports Essentials Videos
A funny, crazy dance which brings you to a land full of Palm trees, pineapples and the Hula melody. It definitely is a happy song. Make sure you have your Virgin Pina Colada ready!
Demonstrated by: Andrea Gider
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Dance Monkey
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A very popular song in 2019, which made us creating a choreography for Special OIympics athletes specifically. This dance was part of our 2019-DanceSport tour through Austria, where hundreds and thousands of athletes, coaches and unified partners have been participating.
Demonstrated by: Pierre Gider
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Anti Virus Dance
Sports Essentials Videos
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we created a dance, where you can experience a light workout and learn about the most important preventive measures anyone should respect. The choreography is great for an everyday routine or as an addition to your warm up program.
Demonstrated by: Pierre Gider
Soco Bate Vira
Sports Essentials Videos
This hands-based choreography is perfect for people, who need to sit down while exercising. It's also a great exercise to increase speed and motor coordination in your arms and hands. If you think it`s not challenging enough, try to add some freestyle steps and body movements. Besides all that you can brush up on your Portugese.
Demonstrated by: Andrea Gider
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Tüdeldü
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In this video you see a very easy, entertaining routine with high energy. It's a dance created to an Austrian song. The dance was as essential activity throughout the Austrian Special Olympics Family Days in September 2019.
Demonstrated by: Pierre & Andrea Gider
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DanceSport became a recognized Sport in March 2019 during the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. This sport covers all types of dance styles such as Ballroom, Streetdance (Hip Hop, Breaking, Locking, Electric Boogie etc.) Performing Arts (Modern, Ballet, Jazz Dance, Contemporary etc.) and Specialty (LaBlast, Folk Dance) and offers trainings and competitions for Solos, Duos, Couples and Teams.