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

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  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 […]

National Sporting Heritage Day 2021

          In Partnership with Sporting Heritage this year for National Sporting Heritage Day 2021 and thanks to funding from Sport England to celebrate we held an Inclusive Day of Dance for everyone to get involved in. Throughout the day Para Dance UK Instructors took the lead with easy-to-follow dance routines from […]

Talking in motion

I absolutely love to dance whether that’s in my kitchen or Para Dance UK national championships. I find for me there are two aspects to dance, learning the moves and timing, and then dancing with your heart, adding the feel of emotion and expression to the dance.  This applies to any style of dance whether […]

Makaton Can Dance

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Have you heard the news? Para Dance UK is now Makaton Inclusive! We are really pleased to have put our learning into practice and our Inclusive Dance sessions can now be Makaton Inclusive too, developed for all ages and covering all genres, we are really pleased to begin introducing this next step to you. We […]