One of the newest experiences is an inclusive workshop in Vienna, where guests take to the floor in a Viennese Waltz dance workshop designed to support the visually impaired community.
Lucie tells us how this came about. “When looking for an experience for our guests in Vienna, one of our Travel Directors recommended the dance studio as a possible partner.”
The studio offers workshops for school groups, adults, children, and for people with disabilities. Through their foundation they support children from disadvantaged families and children with a visual impairment.
“We first met with them in 2020 and were looking to create an experience where guests could try something new and challenge themselves, whilst at the same time experiencing authentic Vienna.”
The team worked together with the studio to develop a unique experience for Insight Guests, Dancing without Barriers’, which takes place in the dark in a specially designed sensory studio. This specifically designed workshop focuses on inclusion and education around the topic of visual impairment.
“The workshop talks about the relationship between dance partners, and how we approach space with a visual impairment,” Lucie continues. “It offers a sensory way to experience having an impairment, whilst at the same time enjoying the tradition and joy of the Viennese waltz.
“A lot of work goes into building the experience, starting with educating the experience provider on why it will be meaningful for our guests, and making sure they are ready to welcome guests. We listen to guest feedback and make any necessary adjustments to ensure we stay relevant.”