Para Dance UK is always looking for the next top Para Dance Sport Athlete to join our Team GB Talent programme which support athletes chosen by Para Dance UK to compete internationally earning points as they go round the circuit of World Para Dance Sport competitions under the body of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). European and World Championships which are held every two years.
Team GB Talent Path way
If you would like to be considered for the Talent pathway for Para Dance Sport please submit a clear video and your dancing history to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will get back to you, alternatively keep an eye open for our Talent days running each year. Please ensure before applying you look at the eligibility criteria shown at the bottom of this page.
Team GB- World Rankings
Team GB is currently ranked 6th for the couples Combi Freestyle Class 2 with 107 points and Combi Latin Class 2 with 114.40points. Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness are currently representing Para Dance Team GB.
If you would be interested in supporting Team GB and helping us to grow team GB then please follow the link to our Sponsorship opportunities
Classification & Eligibility
To ensure competition is fair and equal, all Para sports, including Para dance sport, have a system in place which ensures that winning is determined by skill, fitness, power, endurance, tactical ability and mental focus, the same factors that account for success in sport for able-bodied athletes.
This process is called classification, and its purpose is to minimise the impact of impairments on the activity (sport discipline).
Eligible impairment types
- Impaired muscle power
- Impaired passive range of movement
- Limb deficiency
- Leg length difference
Athletes must have at least one the seven impairment types that fulfil the minimum impairment criteria to be eligible to compete in World Para Dance Sport.
If you would like more information on the classification process in the UK contact email@example.com or at International level follow the link https://www.paralympic.org/dance-sport/rules-and-regulations/classification
The classification and Anti-doping system in the UK is managed by Dr Amal Hassan for more information on Amal see the https://paradance.org.uk/about/meet-the-team/