This year, Para Dance have started a corporate charity partnership with leading case management and expert witness firm Bush & Company and are delighted to be working together on the forthcoming Para Dance National Championship. Bush & Company work with people across the UK following life changing injuries including Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Acquired Brain […]

The Activity Trap: Benefits or being fit?

New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise Almost half of disabled people (47%) fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance. The research is particularly important as disabled people count for one in […]

Philippines display dancing depth at Beigang Open

The Philippines showed the depth of their dancing talent at the Beigang Para Dance Sport Open from 6-7 October in Chinese Taipei. Triple world champions Rhea Marquez and Julius Obero put on two winning performances just 24 hours after performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games. But the impressive debuts […]

Beigang Open ready for Para dance brilliance

After months of rehearsals, dancers are ready to show their polished performances at the Beigang Para Dance Sport Open, which begins on Saturday (6 October) in Chinese Taipei. The two-day competition will be the fourth World Para Dance Sport event of 2018, but first since June’s Polish Open in Lomianki. Ten medal events will be […]

Activity Alliance announces new Chair

Activity Alliance is delighted to announce Sam Orde will take over as the charity’s Chair formally from 11 October. The new appointment comes as Charles Reed retires as our Chair following seven years at the helm. Chair for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) for eight years, Sam brings with her a wealth of skills […]

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons has called on institutions around the world to do more to empower and respect the human rights of persons with a disability. Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Human Rights Council Social Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday (1 October), to mark the 70th anniversary of […]

  The UK’s official National Championships will gather the best UK Para dancers. It will be held at the Harrow Arts Centre, an arts venue in the London Borough of Harrow. This competition follows up a successful competition run last year in November. This year’s competition follows the same suit as last year and there […]

Para Dance inclusive dance with Champneys

ParaDance UK this month hosted an Inclusive dance at Champneys Spa & Hotel Tring in Hertfordshire – proving that everyone can dance. The event was organised in celebration of Champneys donating over £2000 to help Para Dance Sport GB Team to attend the  in 2018. The feedback we received from our participants as seen in […]

Top honours for inspirational Asian role models were presented in London on Friday, 14 September Disability campaigner Trishna Bharadia from Marlow, Buckinghamshire was named Woman of the Year at the 2018 Asian Achievers Awards during a glittering ceremony at The Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane. The awards celebrate outstanding British Asian talent across the arts […]

Para Dance UK are today confirming that the 2018 UK National Championships will be held on the 27th October in Harrow. The UK’s official National Championships will gather the best UK Para dancers, and it will be held at the Harrow Arts Centre, an arts venue in the London Borough of Harrow. This competition follows […]