New research released by Activity Alliance shines a light on non-disabled people’s attitudes on inclusive activity with disabled people. Although the results show welcoming signs of improvement, ingrained perceptions are creating barriers in changing the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. Taking part with disabled people: Non-disabled people’s perceptions is the result of an online […]

      13 May 2019 After six dance-offs, five towns and cities, and six months of close competition, the winners of Wales’ first inclusive dance competition, Strictly Cymru, were crowned in Caernarfon on Saturday (11 May). Strictly Cymru, hosted by disability charity Leonard Cheshire in partnership with Paradance UK,  aims to improve health, wellbeing […]

Para Dance UK  are delighted to announce that representing Team GB for Para Dance Sport in 2019 will be Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness who are set to compete in the Cuijk 2019 Para Dance Sport International Competition on the 19-21st April. The Manchester based couple are looking to compete in the Latin and Freestyle […]

Disabled people are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be physically inactive. Healthcare professionals are an important point of contact, and system of referral, for disabled people looking to be active. Evidence shows that one in four patients would be more active if advised by a […]

New research released by Activity Alliance highlights the demand for greater training in delivering activities to disabled people. The report, commissioned with support from Sport England, indicates a need for more direct, practical guidance on adapting sports. The findings show that building the confidence and skills of those who deliver sports sessions can lead to […]

CEO receives Points of Light award

PM awards outstanding Para Dance volunteer The Prime Minister has on, 29 November 2018, recognised Patrick McGeough, from Watford, for his exceptional voluntary service as Director and Trustee of of ‘Para Dance UK’, a charity that promotes dance and coordinates inclusive leisure activities. Patrick, who has been a wheelchair user since a stroke in 1997, […]

11 Million Reasons to Dance Network

People Dancing, Attenborough Arts Centre and Para Dance UK present 11 Million Reasons to Dance Network Friday 25th January 2019 10.45am – 4.30pm Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester FREE The 11 Million Reasons to Dance Network is for organisations, practitioners and programmers committed to inclusion and engaging better with Deaf and disabled audiences, participants and artists. […]

  Ukraine’s Olena Chynka has been voted the Allianz Athlete of the Month for November after dazzling at the 2018 World Para Dance Sport European Championships. Chynka danced to five European titles over three days in Lomianki, Poland, becoming the competition’s most decorated dancer. The Ukrainian won both her singles standard and freestyle class 2 […]

Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey  shows that around 3 million children lead active lives, however of that group, only 1.2 million  are meeting the guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week. In 2018, it is no longer acceptable for the number of active […]

To mark the United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights are a launching a campaign which highlights the impact the Paralympic Games have on transforming society.   Focusing on several editions of the Paralympics, the “Transforming Lives […]