What is Silent Disco Squad?

Silent Disco Squad brings the transformational power of the dancefloor into everyday moments by organizing massively public, participant­ driven Danceparties. Using mp3 players, smartphones, and headphones, all SDS participants hear the same music at the same time, transforming everyday moments in to a Silent Disco Squad.

How does it work?

Silent Disco Squad in 3 Steps!
  • 1. Join your Local Silent Disco Squad party.
  • 2. Suggest your currently - favourite superhawt dance track for the mix. The mix is crowdsourced. Choose a song that makes you groove!
  • 3. BYOD (Bring your own device): Bring your mp3 player, smartphone, walkman with the downloaded mixed uploaded and of course: your headphones!

Silent Disco Squad is...

Participant Driven

We all co­create each SDS by submitting Dancetracks ahead of time. The organizer picks songs and uses the selection to make the crowdsourced Dancemix. Participants bring their own headphones and music players. Each of us contributes our unique song, dance, and good vibes, creating the SDS magic~

Shared Music Experience

The Dancemix is distributed ahead of time as mp3 and become available on the website's event page. We meet up at a designated time and place then countdown "3,2,1 Play!”. 
We hit play as the Dancemix starts to stream. We all listen to the same music at the same time and groove!

Massively Public

We groove outside, in public space. While there is a barrier to entry (music player + headphones), we aim to make it as easy as possible to join in an SDS. 
Bring a headphone splitter and an extra pair of headphones! Everyone is invited!


Through our dance and expression we celebrate our selves, our city, and life itself. 
We respectfully spread joy and mayhem ~:D


For any questions, comments, suggestions or press inquiries, please write to us at:
info (at) silentdiscosquad.com
We are super responsive and we will get back to you asap.
Thank You!

Contact a team member

David Zangwill

Chief Dance Officer
David has been forever transformed through his participation on Dancefloors. His duty is to carry the wisdom forward and is unabashedly obsessed with Turning the World into a Dancefloor. David is here to support, enable, and empower as many people as possible to organize their own Silent Disco Squads and bring humanity together through collective joy.

“I’m here to see how far we can spread SDS while maintaining the integrity of the vision. If SDS speaks to you, please reach out! I am more than happy to help you participate in SDS on any level you choose.”

Jonathan Dupre

Chief Design Officer
Jonathan has a sweet sleeve tat. He knows what looks good, and isn't afraid to take chances.

“We're gonna make Google's X lab look like Nordstroms”

Annie Ngo

Chief Digital Artist
Annie is a multimedia artist with a knack for visual communication. Annie gorgeously expresses herself in a plethora of digital art mediums. She embraces taking part in projects aiming at florishing Montreal's cultural life. She met David in January 2013 and it’s been beautiful ride since!

David Hernon

Chief Bovine Officer
Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.


Martin Weiss

Chief Techno Officer
Martin is a deep thinking social-change-oriented entrepreneur, and Chief Techno Officer for SDS. He likes riding his motorcycle, dancing his face off, and learning everything he can. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Software Eng from McGill, plays piano, mixes, and runs marathons.

"I care about people. Software is a means to an end for me. It's how I create change."

Jonathan Glencross

Chief Movement Officer
When do powerful moments become uncontainable movements?