Let’s deliver an inclusive return to play!

Para dance UK support this open call  for Return to Play and will be looking to work with the Mainstream Dance, Exercise  and Movement community to ensure Disabled artists and Dancers can return to being creative, active and social and making dance accessible for all. From Activity Alliance and members An open letter urging sport […]

As more opportunities to be active resume, new guidance released today will help providers to enable welcoming, and more accessible environments. Activity Alliance has published Reopening Activity: An inclusive response, in consultation with partners across sport, leisure and disability equality. The national charity wants providers to consider the guidance as part of their ongoing commitment […]

The home of the Paralympic Movement – Bonn, Germany – is ready to welcome its first major Para sport event when the 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships kick off Friday (29 November) at the Hardtberghalle. The event will be historic for Bonn, which has headquartered the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 1999. Furthermore, the […]

Co-Op Local Community Fund

  A Final Push! The Co-Op Local Community Fund closes on Saturday 26th October, and there is still £6145.97 available in our community which members haven’t allocated to a cause yet. So, if you are a member and haven’t chosen our cause yet, please don’t delay, go to our page using the link below, so […]

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, […]