Music and IT equipment is often used to promote learning in and through dance. Staff should ensure that:

• all electrical and IT equipment, such as CD players, is subject to PAT testing (see Chapter 2, Section 12, page 210)

• the volume of the music allows their students to hear staff instructions and peer conversations relevant to safe practice, procedures and learning

• the use of music does not adversely effect the ability of students to access learning (eg those with hearing impairments or autism/autistic spectrum disorder [ASD]/Asperger’s syndrome (see Chapter 2, Section 14, page 235).