Wheelchair Dance Sport has been defined as a sport that “involves athletes with a physical disability which affects the lower limbs.” However, this definition has since been expanded to incorporate upper limb disabilities, dual disability and multiple disabilities. In 1998, Wheelchair Dance Sport became an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Championship Sport and the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) has entered into partnership with the IPC.
Para Dance UK also offer and runs courses for people who want to provide their own inclusive dance or Para Dance Sports classes.
2019 National Championships ( all images courtesy of Para Dance UK )
There are also plenty of local groups advertised on the Para Dance UK website and everyone can take part because they believe that everyone can dance!
- Inclusive dance is all about getting everyone involved in dance, and we believe it is very beneficial to participants!
- Wheelchair dance sport is ballroom and latin style dancing, competing against other couples at national or even international level.
This video gives you an idea of what para dance and wheelchair dance sport is all about: