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Hip-Hop and Drumming Workshops Sensory-Friendly Relaxed

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts Hartford CT

Feel the rhythm of the beat with two exciting workshops that will have your heart pumping…Hip-Hop and Drumming Workshops Sensory-Friendly Relaxed at The Bushnell! Accommodations for all levels and abilities will be provided.

Hip-Hop with Brandon
Location: Seaverns Room
Hip-Hop is a cultural phenomenon that focuses on self-expression and confidence. With so many styles and flavors of movement under the Hip-Hop umbrella there is something for anyone and everyone. Brandon’s dance class focuses on helping students find their sense of style and confidence. Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun!

Drumming About You
Location: Autorino Great Hall
The Bushnell is going to sparkle. BOB BLOOM is bringing a cargo of colorful and lovable drums to this hoot for everyone to get their hands around. Together with Bob at the helm, we’ll launch legendary songs that have heartfelt beats and smooth melodies. His participatory music fosters positive self-image, enhances confidence and esteem, raises communication skills, and builds interpersonal trust.


Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances and events are designed to create an experience that is welcoming to all families and friends on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.

Slight adjustments to the production are made and accommodations for these performances and events will include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;
  • Patrons are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks into the theater;
  • Designated quiet areas within the theater, staffed with autism specialists;
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
  • Limited crowds and visitors at the The Bushnell during the day and timing of the performance; and
  • Bushnell staff and volunteers trained to be inviting and accommodating to families’ needs.

► Tentative snow date: Sunday, March 17, 2024

► This is a Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed event. Use code SENSE24 when purchasing online or through the Box Office.

Please note: A $5 ticket (before fees) is required for each workshop participant. Caregivers who are watching/assisting do not need to purchase a ticket.

If finances are a barrier, please contact Catt Gruszka Vadala at [email protected].


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capital Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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