What is the Big Orange Dance Machine?
The Big Orange Dance Machine is a traffic message trailer that’s been converted into an interactive dance experience. People use foot pedals to pick a series of dance moves and then join an animated character in performing a dance.
Who Built It?
A team at Minnesota Children’s Museum created the Big Orange Dance Machine.
Why Did It Get Built?
Why not? Dancing is fun. Play is fun. And play helps. Play sparks joy. Play builds brains and bodies. Play reduces the negative effects of stress.
Where and When Will the Big Orange Dance Machine Show Up?
State of Minnesota: This project was funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
City of Crystal: The City of Crystal donated the surplus sign trailer that Minnesota Children’s Museum used to create the Big Orange Dance Machine.