Yoga in the Park with Silent Disco Headphones: The Perfect Social Distancing Solution

Your yoga class wants to meet but your indoor studio is too small for social distancing? We got ya covered!

Yoga in the park, silent disco style! It’s the perfect socially distanced solution!

Statistics show that fresh outdoor air is much better at stopping virus particles, – not to mention that it is far easier to social distance outdoors.

Besides, who doesn’t want to do yoga in the park?

But how will people hear your instructions and how do you charge admission when meeting out doors?

Silent Disco will allow you to meet silently in the park while being socially distanced. (And no more need to get permission from the park to use a PA or Loudspeakers. )

You can charge admission per headphone, and be fully battery powered. (No electrical outlet needed!)

As an additional benefit, you will gain new students because random visitors to the park will see you teaching and want to sign on!

Some will join you right away, while others will take your flyer with your schedule and contact info in order to catch you next time. (Note to self: Remember to bring fliers)

We’ll show you how it works below. Use our click-able table of contents for your reading convenience:

It’s Easy! We supply all you need!

We supply the wireless silent-disco headphones (fully disinfected) and the battery powered portable transmitters through our rental program.

We also supply a lapel mic that plugs into our portable transmitters so your class can hear you.

You supply your music using your cell phone, which connects to our transmitter via BlueTooth.

These transmitters are perfect for leading socially distanced yoga classes outdoors.

Silent disco? Why silent disco headphones instead of regular ones.

You connect your voice and music to our transmitter, which in turn, broadcasts to the wireless headphones worn by your students.

Silent disco headphones have a 300 meter range (328 yards) which allows your class to spread out more – social distance style!

They’re perfect for kickin’ some corona butt in the year of the pandemic!

Bluetooth headphones with their wimpy range of about 30 feet won’t work for this gig!

Your voice will reach your student’s ears directly through the headphones via the lapel mic connected to the transmitter we send. Your music is coming through the headphones too, and you can adjust the volume of each independently.

The headphones give you an easy way to charge admission when you are outdoors. Only those who pay admission will receive the headphones.

If you were simply using a PA or loudspeakers for your session, anybody could join in and they would not have to pay. With the headphones, you simply charge per headphone.

Boom! Who’s a money magnet? You are!

Headphones allow better focus and volume control!

Our over-the-ear headphones help your yoga class to focus because they block out ambient noises from crowds and traffic. No more distractions!

Each headphone has its own volume control, so your participants can adjust it to their own listening comfort.

Plot Twist! The headphones allow you to have multiple classes simultaneously in the same space!

Whaaa???

These headphones are the three channel type with a channel switch for the user. This feature would only be used if you decide to have multiple classes being taught at the same time.

Can you imagine three different levels of yoga taught to an open-invitation outdoor audience? No more worrying about the advanced students being bored while the beginning students are being overwhelmed.

The teacher on channel one could be teaching at a beginner level, -channel two intermediate, and channel three would be advanced level.

Each teacher would have their own transmitter. (Each transmitter represents a channel) You could have up to three teachers or three classes being taught simultaneously in the same space.

Your participants would decide which teacher they want to follow with a flick of the channel switch.

When teaching only one class at a time, all students would stay on the same channel.

Wait! Are these Silent Disco Headphones fully disinfected and Covid 19 safe??

Yes. They’re disinfected AF!

We fully disinfect the headphones between each rental using products certified by the EPA as able to kill coronaviruses including Covid 19.

Shipping time also kills coronaviruses and it takes time for them to be shipped from our place to yours. Recent studies show that the viruses die off after 3-5 days from a hard surface and less than one day from a porous surface.

Depending on how far away from us you live, the shipping time alone will kill any coronavirus particles. We have your safety as #1!

You might want to have disinfectant wipes available on your end for your students, but we take care of the headphones.

What makes it all work? The magic of the portable silent disco transmitter

Our Silent Disco Transmitter is Wireless, battery powered, offers bluetooth connectivity and a lapel mic.
This portable silent disco transmitter works great for classes where the instructor needs to move around while using a microphone.

You can use an audio cable or Bluetooth to connect your music to the transmitter.

You probably don’t want to carry your phone around while teaching yoga. So instead of using the audio cable, we recommend using Bluetooth connectivity for your music.

With Bluetooth, you are not tied to your phone. But if you want to carry your phone around, you do have the option of using an audio-cable for your connection.

They hear you better! How the mic works.

As shown in the image above, the microphone is a wired lapel mic. The transmitter is a belt-pack. (It has a belt clip so you can wear it on your belt or fasten it to your pocket or waistline)

The transmitter has a mute button for the mic as well as a separate volume knob for the mic.

When you are not talking, you just tap the mute button to cut out any ambient noise. Then tap again when you need to be heard.

You would control your music volume using your phone.

Ready to get started? Prices and how to rent our headphones

The cost to rent our silent disco systems varies with the quantity of headphones you need. You can rent any exact quantity, but here is our price list for round numbers of headphones.

Steps to rent our silent disco headphone systems are right here.

If you already know what to do, just tell me how many headphones you need and I’ll get your order started!

How To Put On A Silent Disco Party (Your Ultimate Guide)

This post answers all the questions you should consider when putting on your own silent disco headphone party.

A linked table of contents is below for your convenience:

What is a silent disco headphone party and what equipment is required?

The term “silent disco” refers to a party where you can’t hear the audio unless you are wearing the specialized silent disco wireless headphones. Because of this, it looks like people are dancing without any music.

It looks like people are dancing, singing and having fun without any music.

The word “disco” in the term, refers to a silent disco being a ‘dance’ and does not refer to the disco genre. All types of music are used

What equipment do you need?

In order to put on a silent disco, you need the special headphones for each guest. You will also need silent disco transmitter(s) to broadcast the music to the headphones.

These days the headphones are rechargeable. They arrive fully charged and will operate ten hours on a single charge. So, unless you are doing multiple events, re-charging is not necessary.

The transmitters are about the the size of your hand and don’t require user adjustment. They are just plug-and-play and usually included with the headphones.

You will also need to supply the music. That could be your cell phone, tablet or laptop streaming a playlist from Spotify or Apple Music. It could also be a live DJ or even a band.

As of the year 2020, most of the silent parties in America use three channel headphones. The person wearing the headphones can change which channel they are listening to with a switch on the headphones.

Each channel on the headphones corresponds to a different transmitter. So, a three channel system would have three transmitters.

Ideally, the silent party host supplies three music sources. They can be cell phones, tablets, laptops, DJs, bands, etc. Each music source is connected to one of the three transmitters.

We’ll talk more about the equipment and the music requirements below, but first:

Are the headphones disinfected and Covid-19 safe?

We only use these coronavirus certified products that are on this list from the environmental protection agency to clean and disinfect the headphones between each use. If you own your own, you should do the same.

If you rent the headphones, rest assured that rental companies are bending over backwards to make sure the headphones are safe and germ-free. We were doing that long before the Covid-19 scare, but as you can imagine, we have doubled down our efforts.

Also, remember that according to WebMD, those RNA strands can only last up to 5 days on a hard surface. So, to make sure that you are double safe, we not only fully disinfect the headphones but we give them a 5 day time-out between rentals.

If you rent your headphones, you will want to double check with your vendor regarding their disinfection standards, but here at Silent-Disco-Rental.com, your safety is first priority.

Is a silent party really silent?

When the party first starts up, they really are weirdly silent. It is a surreal and other-worldly oddity that has to be experienced in order to understand how absurd it feels.

But once the party heats up, headphone parties are definitely not silent.

While they are still eerily silent compared to listening to loudspeakers cranked up to ten, your dancers will be singing slightly off key to music that only they can hear.

They will also be laughing out-loud, talking to each other over the headphones and jumping up and down with their favorite dance moves.

Silent parties don’t have any noise from loud music, but the crowd noise can be significantly boisterous.

You won’t hear any music outside of the headphones, but when the party starts to heat up, your guests will start to lift their voices in song!

As you know, people who are having fun usually make noise, so ultimately the volume level will depend on the number of guests you invite.

What is the ideal space for a silent party? Should the range of the wireless headphones be a consideration?

The first thing that people ask me when they are trying to decide where to hold their silent headphone party is the range of the wireless headphones.

The headphones that we rent out have a range of 300 meters (or 328 yards). For reference, a football field is 100 yards. So, the headphones will still sound great more than 3 football fields away from the transmitters.

These are not the Bluetooth headphones that you are used to. They don’t drop out when you get thirty feet from your cell phone.

The type of wireless that silent disco headphones use is in the FM range and is therefore unaffected by walls and windows. This means that the headphones won’t lose any music quality or volume if you go upstairs, downstairs, outside or even around the block.

This means that the room size/orientation is less important for silent disco than it would be for a traditional music party. You don’t even need a specific party room because the headphones still work fine outside of the room or even outside of the building.

It is very important to have your silent party be ‘silent’ outside of the headphones.

Much of the motivation to wear the headphones is the silence outside of the headphones. That same silence is much of the appeal for wearing the headphones.

The best way to ruin a silent party is to have any audio available outside of the headphones because that gives people the option of not wearing the headphones.

If a TV is playing or background music is playing outside of the headphones, you are taking away much of the attraction of the headphones and some guest won’t wear them.

Where to get the equipment. (Should you rent or buy?)

If you are that person who is putting on parties every month, buying the headphones would be a great idea. We sell them for as little as $33.00 per headphone.

But if you are only putting on one or two parties a year, it is much easier to rent. The rental company takes care of the storage, the cleaning, the recharging and the disinfecting of the headphones for you.

Most of the rental companies will also take care of the repairs and make sure your are receiving the latest technology.

Rental companies like ours make sure that you receive the equipment several days before your party and are on hand for you to do a soundcheck and to help you with any set-up questions.

More about the equipment below, but you can find more details about our rental process here.

How to set up the equipment. (It is easier than you think)

When you rent the equipment, set-up instructions are included, but it is literally plug-and-play.

Here is a pictorial story of how easy it is to set-up & DJ your own event.

The video below shows one of our transmitters.

Live DJ vs Streamed Playlist. (Do you need a professional DJ?)

Before Spotify, Apple Music and the many music streaming platforms that are available these days, you needed a DJ to supply the music and the sound equipment.

These days you can make your own playlist(s) and you can find playlists that others have made including nearly any song that has ever been recorded. The music is digital quality and can be streamed on your phone, tablet or laptop at the press of a button.

So you don’t need a DJ to supply the music and when renting the silent disco headphones and associated transmitters, you don’t need a DJ for their equipment either.

You can connect your cell phone directly to the transmitter. No other equipment is required.

What about the DJ’s expertise at setting up the equipment? Well, as mentioned above, you already know how to use your cell phone, and the transmitters are just plug-and-play.

How to set the volume levels for maximum guest satisfaction.

As mentioned above, each headphone has three channels and the listener can switch from one channel to the other at any given time.

You will connect a music source to each of the transmitters which will, in turn, broadcast to the headphones.

For the example below, let’s assume that one of the music sources is your cell phone.

There are two very important volume-related tips/best-practices.

The first practice is how to make sure your wilder guests can turn up the music as loud as they want.

The solution is to set your source music loud enough so that it sounds really loud to you even when your silent disco headphones are turned down to the halfway point.

In other words, if you are using your cell phone for the music source, turn the headphones that you are wearing down to at least the halfway point and then start turning up your cell phone.

While wearing your silent disco headphones at their 50% volume, turn up your cell phone until the music is as loud as you can stand.

Leave your cell phone at that volume during the party so that your rowdiest guests can turn up their silent disco headphones way louder than you would ever want to turn up yours. That way, you’ll never get any complaints that your guests “couldn’t get the music loud enough.”

The second practice is how to assure that each channel is broadcasting at the same volume.

As we mentioned above, your guests will be switching channels on their headphones frequently. They don’t want to keep adjusting their volume each time they switch.

The solution is to make sure each of the music sources are set at the same output volume.

Don’t change the volume of the cell phone we just finished setting in the example above, and instead, match the other two devices to that one.

What type of music works best?

At silent disco parties, songs that participants know the lyrics to, can sing along with, songs with defined movements and songs that are in the ‘rave’ category with a powerful ‘bass drop’ work the best.

Silent disco is not particularly well suited for slow-dancing, serious songs, mid-tempo songs or relatively unfamiliar songs.

If it is a serious song, it needs to be one that everybody knows and can sing along with. Overall, the headphones work best with ‘fun’ party-style songs.

Obviously, what defines a ‘fun’ party-style song is your guests at your party. Choose your playlists accordingly.

We do not recommend having a different music genre on each channel.

In fact we highly discourage separating the channels by genre because in-turn, it separates your guests by genre and lowers their interaction with each other.

All three channels should have genre mixed playlists in order to maximize the fun and interactivity had by your guests.

Because the headphones show which channel they are picking up by the color of the LEDs on the earpieces, you can see which channel your friends are listening to and they can see the same of you.

This interactive element between your guests makes switching channels and encouraging your friends to do the same half of the fun! In order to maximize this amusing communication between your guests, you want all three channels to be equal in their appeal to everyone present.

How to keep the headphones from walking away.

Whether you rent or own the headphones, you don’t want people taking them home or losing them. Here are some ideas to help you hang on to them.

Obviously this is not going to be a problem with close family and friends. These ideas are for those instances when you may not know the guests.

  1. Hold onto their driver’s license while they have the headphones. You can keep the licenses in alphabetical order for quick return after the party.
  2. Have staff at the entrance and exits so that nobody enters without picking up a headphone and nobody leaves without relinquishing a headphone.
  3. Some vendors have RFID tags on the headphones and scanners to keep track of who has which headphone. – Beware that this will be an extra fee and not all vendors offer it.
  4. Number the headphones with a sticker and write down each guest’s name next to the number of the headphone they have.
  5. Hold onto their student ID in exchange for the headphones if it is at a school.

Do you need a light show?

A light show is extremely optional because the headphones themselves provide a human light show that is far more interesting than a mechanical light show ever could be.

Not only are the dancers jumping up and down to the music, but as they switch the channel they are listening to, the color on the headphones changes too.

colored headphones human lightshow
The colored headphones create a human light show as the dancers bop to the music.

in 2020, most of the rental headphones available light up according to their selected channel.

The headphones that we supply light up in the colors blue, red, and green depending on which channel they are on.

In the rare event that you actually have three DJs and each DJ is covering one of the channel colors, it is nice to have their DJ station lit up with the color of their channel but the same effect could be achieved with color coded T-shirts on the DJs.

In cases where the music is supplied by streamed playlists on personal devices such as cell phones or laptops, a light show is really not needed.

How much will it cost?

Pricing for a live DJ, support staff or a band varies widely by location and name recognition, so I am only going to cover equipment costs in this post.

First the price to purchase and then the price to rent:

Purchasing prices:

Purchasing smaller quantities can be as little as $33.00 per headphone and $129.00 per transmitter. The headphones use rechargeable batteries and require dedicated chargers. The chargers charge 16 headphones at a time and run $27.00 apiece.

We sell headphone packages here.

Rental prices:

The cost to rent varies by vendor, but expect to pay between $4.00 and $8.00 per headphone. As you can imagine, the rental price per unit goes down as the rented quantity goes up.

To further confuse the issue, some vendors charge $50.00 to $100.00 more for the rental of the transmitters will others include the transmitters in the rental price of the headphones. .

Some companies include the shipping in the headphone price, while others charge for shipping on top of their rental fee.

Our prices at Silent-Disco-Rental.com include shipping both ways and all three transmitters. So there are no extra fees when you rent our headphones.

In many cases there will be a security fee that you pay up-front and get back once the rental is over.

Want to know more about the steps to rent disinfected silent disco headphones from us? We are here to help.

A social distanced comedy show using disinfected silent disco headphones

During Covid-19 restrictions, disinfected silent disco headphones can play a role in allowing live comedy acts to perform within social distancing restrictions.

Remember drive-in theaters? They did social distancing long ago by keeping everyone in their cars while they watched the movie. They also put the audio right into the car as opposed to using loudspeakers.

Maybe drive-in theaters should make a comeback during Covid-19 just for those reasons!

drive in movies on the rise during coronavirus
Replace the movie with a live comedy show. Host it in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

What does that have to do with live comedy and where do I find a drive-in theater?

~Replace the drive-in theater with an empty parking lot and a portable screen.

~Replace the drive-in movie with a live comedian projected on the screen.

~Replace the drive-in sound system with disinfected silent disco headphones.

I bet there are a ton of empty parking lots in your town during the Covid-19 shut down.

You can buy large 20 foot inflatable screens for about $200.00 or rent one for about $50 and use it to project your live performer onto the big screen.

For your sound system, use fully-disinfected-Covid-19-safe silent disco headphones. You can charge admission by the headphone.
Inflatable flat screen creates a portable drive in theater while disinfected silent disco headphones provide the audio
Project your comedian’s image on the inflatable flat screen to transform your parking lot into a drive-in theater.

Why would disinfected silent disco headphones be the sound system of choice?

  1. The headphones would be silent and therefore keep the neighbors happy.
  2. They would allow you an easy way to charge admission. (charge per headphone that you hand out – as opposed to charging per car)
  3. There is a lapel microphone built right into our portable transmitter. You wouldn’t need an additional mixer.
  4. The range for the wireless headphones is about 300 meters, so you would be able to satisfy a significantly large and socially distanced audience.
  5. Our portable transmitter is a battery powered belt-pack so the performer could move around in front of the cars to interact with the audience.
We would recommend using a parking lot of a restaurant that is offering curbside orders.

They would love the increased business during Covid-19.

They would provide the electricity for the projector and for inflating the screen and they would probably even pay for the boost in sales that a comedy show would bring.

So there are two potential ways to get paid. One is having the restaurant that is supplying the parking lot pay you. The other is that you can also charge per headphone that you hand out.

The restaurant would sell the refreshments, deliver them to the cars and make money that way.

The restaraunt would supply the parking lot and the electricity.

The restaurant would pay you to be there or share some of the profits with you.

You would also charge the guests for use of the silent disco headphones.

Learn the steps to renting our disinfected silent disco headphones here.

A Social Distancing Block Party Using Disinfected Silent Disco Headphones

Trying to figure out a way to have a dance party while maintaining social distance guidelines? We have an answer.

The following photos show an entire apartment building enjoying a Silent Party with carefully disinfected wireless headphones while maintaining safe social distancing. After the photos, We will show you how you can do it too!

Social distanced neighbors enjoying a silent disco during covid 19
A Social Distancing Dance Party

Walls and ceilings don’t stop our wireless headphone technology which means you don’t have to be in the same apartment to still be in on the party!

Covid 19 silent headphones dance party with social distancing
Apartments all across the building can safely join in the dancing!

We thoroughly disinfect the headphones between each rental, so you don’t have to worry.

Joining in on the covid 19 social distancing silent headphone party.
Even if you party inside, the wireless music is not affected by windows, walls or ceilings.

Each lit up headphone is another person safely enjoying the social distanced silent party. This could be the coolest event of all Covid 19.

Social Distancing Block party made possible by silent disco headphones
Each of those spots of light are someone enjoying the silent disco party from the social distanced safety of their own homes.
Just a quick note about how we disinfect the headphones and then we will go through the steps of how you can plan a party like this for your own neighborhood.

We disinfect and clean the headphones before you rent them.

We only use wipes that are ETA approved for Coronaviruses and Covid-19.

Remember that the virus can only survive up to 2 or 3 days on hard surfaces, (and 24 hours on soft surfaces like cardboard) so as an additional safety measure, we box up your rentals 3 days before we ship them.

So even if our disinfectant team misses a strand of Coranavirus RNA somewhere, the 3 or more days in the shipping box will assure that our headphones are virus-free and safe for you to handle.

snow man with a mask
Even our mask wearing snow-person is keeping your safety in mind!

Steps to planning your own silent social distancing party.

  • 1) Map out which apartments or homes are within a 300 meter/328 yard radius or three football fields of your location. (Our transmitters will send the audio to a radius of 300 to 500 meters, but let’s err on the safe side. )
  • 2) Create a flyer with the time and date of the party asking them to RSVP with the number of headphones they need and their contact info. (If there is a fee for your party, include your Venmo or PayPal payment info. Include your email for them to RSVP to.)
  • 3) Leave the flyer note on their doors.
  • 4) Once they RSVP, contact me with the number of headphones you need to rent.
  • 5) Start creating your playlists. (This is assuming that you are the one supplying the music with phone/laptops/tablets etc)
  • 6) When your rentals arrive two days before your event, do a full soundcheck.
  • 7) The day of your event, use a separate bag for each apartment to deliver the headphones while maintaining safe social distancing. (Participants will put them back in that same bag for you to collect them again after the party.)
  • 8) Have an amazing time dancing the night away!
  • 9) Box up the headphones and use our pre-paid label to get free shipping back to us.
  • 10) Enjoy your new-found ‘Hero’ status as you humbly acknowledge all of the Thank-You’s from your neighbors saying what a fantastic time they all had!

Ready to rent?

Email me to get your quote and to get the rental process started at [email protected]