Katie Goodwin National Rep- March Blog


I am writing this while watching the opening ceremony for the winter Paralympic games 2022I wish all the best of luck. Disability it’s about our ability. My disability has a name Its part of me it’s not all of me. I have a mutual respect for it  because I know without it I won’t be the person I […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Happy International Women’s Day! Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women all over the world. Gender inequality isn’t going to magically disappear, but it allows us an opportunity to question the standards and stereotypes, giving a voice to those who need it most and empower one another along the way. Together, we […]

Leadership Changes at Para Dance UK

As Para Dance UK continues to grow and evolve, CEO Patrick McGeough has made the difficult decision to step down from his position. Emma Millward, Head of Dance and Lin McGeough, Operations Manager have also decided to step down. Over the last 12 years, Patrick, Emma, and Lin have transformed Para Dance UK into what […]

THIS GIRL CAN- By National Rep Katie Goodwin


THIS GIRL CAN No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating. This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no “right” way to get active. However you jiggle, kick, lift, stretch, or sprint, it’s time […]

I was browsing through the Metro newspaper the other day (you know, the one you find on buses and trains) and I found the following article. It is one of a series first-person accounts of managing disability in everyday life, and it struck a chord with me. Louise Halling Jumping the queue!’ a man waiting […]

This Girl Can Dance

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Para Dance UK are proud to be partnering with This Girl Can and will be launching our #ThisGirlCanDance sessions starting week commencing 17th of January 2022. This Girl Can was originally launched in 2015 and was aimed at encouraging more women to take part in physical activity. The campaign has successfully persuaded nearly 3 million […]

Para Dance Youth Games Results!

SEND Schools shine bright in a virtual celebration as the winners of Para Dance UK’s Youth Games Dance Competition are announced. Excitement was in the air on Thursday 16th December 2021 as over 100 children from SEND schools came together virtually for the very first time, eagerly awaiting to hear who the winners of Para […]

Just me


  They had a very interesting discussion on ITV Loose Women recently, about disability and if it is acceptable to be asked by a stranger about your disability? It got me thinking; I personally don’t mind being asked. I feel that if you tell them then their understanding and knowledge is better and then with […]

Kathy’s Story- A Para Dance UK Case Study

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This is a Case Study from a participant of Para Dance UK’s inclusive dance sessions funded by Sport Birmingham. Kathy, 54 years I have always been a sporty person throughout my life and found movement of my body to music a joy to do from the early age of 3 years old when my mum […]

Para Dance UK are really pleased to share that Impetus Dance CIC has been awarded their Silver InSport accredited award for their dedication to Inclusive Dance. Based in Wales, Impetus Dance CIC take pride in offering inclusive dance opportunities to the community for individuals of all ages. The award, presented by Disability Sport Wales, is […]