The London Youth Games in conjunction with Para Dance UK and Alexandra Palace are extremely excited to officially announce its’ first Pan disability dance event in London on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

This first of its kind event in London bringing a wide range of disabled young people and children from across London’s SEN schools and communities will be held and supported by the iconic venue, Alexandra Palace

This event follows up a successful pilot across London running over the last two years within the London Youth Games Dance event and has led to the development of this unique event open to all disabled children and young people in London

Patrick McGeough, CEO of Para Dance UK, said, “It is great to build partnerships with organisations such as Alexandra Palace and London Youth Games and be able to offer new opportunities to disabled children in London to be active.  I’m really excited to see even more dancers gather to compete and show that we can all dance.

Elysia Barrick Sports Development & Delivery Officer for London Youth Games said “We are very excited to be working in partnership with both ParaDance Uk and the iconic venue of Alexandra Palace to provide this unique dance opportunity for disabled and inclusive dance groups in London. We are pleased to be one of the first partnerships in the UK to deliver a regional dance competition and we look forward to seeing each group showcase their talents”.

If you are a school or youth group working with the Disability Community based in London and want to show off your children or young people’s talent then join us and help us show that we can all dance!! You can access, print or display the London Youth Para Games Dance poster here

Para Games Dance Competition Declaration which needs to be completed by the onsite team manager responsible for the competing team on the day can be found here and the Para games Rules can be found here

For more information on how to enter, please email info@londonyouthgames.org or info@paradanceuk.org

Note to editors:

The London Youth Games Foundation aims to inspire and enable every young Londoner to find their best through sport. We provide opportunities for young Londoners to come together and challenge themselves to achieve more through competition programmes, volunteering or just trying sports and activities they have not previously had to chance to do so before.

Para Dance UK is the UK National Governing Body for Para Dance Sport as well as the top organisation pioneering inclusive dance in the UK. They give everyone the opportunity to get involved in dance, and ensure that no individual is excluded from that opportunity! They run instructor courses, taster sessions and develop highly competitive athletes in the international field.