Wyre Forest were represented at a prestigious Keep Fit Association annual event on Saturday 30th April at Birmingham Symphony Hall. There were 300 participants from all over the UK and Channel Islands but what made it special for Wyre Forest is that they represented the UK with our very own Wheelchair Dance Sport team called […]

This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at doping in the Paralympic, Deaflympic and disability sports movement. Type of doping violations since boosting was banned at the Paralympic Games in 2008. Lately, boosting has been identified as a potential issue for Rio 2016. Boosting, formally known as autonomic dysreflexia, allows […]

Big Dance 2016!

  Dear Artists, Companies and Dancers,   We would like to invite you to perform as part of Big Dance 2016, celebrating its 10th anniversary – the Decades of Dance! As part of the WDSA (UK) support of this fantastic selection of exciting dates, we want to engage the whole community, and ensure that the […]

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) (WDSA (UK)) in conjunction with Herts Disability Sport Hub and Hertfordshire County Council ran a fun and inclusive Tea Dance at Hatfield Leisure Centre on the 12th April 2016. The events were designed to promote and develop wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport for disabled people as well as […]

Linda Wilson has taken the decision to step down from the WDSA (UK)’s board as a trustee. She will still be involved in the day-to-day running of events and other projects within the WDSA (UK). Many involved with the WDSA (UK) know Linda, not just for her raspy Scottish accent, but for her excellent dancing […]

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) are delighted to announce that representing Team GB for Wheelchair Dance Sport in 2016 will be Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness who are set to compete in the 2016 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport approved competition in Finland on the 30th April and 1st May, 2016, and the 2016 IPC […]

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) are proud to announce that Gyles Brandreth has signed on to become a Patron. Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip – and a huge admirer of the work and achievements of the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association. A reporter on The One Show on BBC1 […]

For most of us, sport and activity is something we do for fun… so why is it out of reach for so many disabled people? The Guardian revealed this week that a recent poll, conducted for Leonard Cheshire Disability, has highlighted the fact that 47% of disabled adults had not completed 30 minutes or more of […]

The sprint wheelchair athlete says new PIP disability benefit cuts that have removed her eligibility for a car may scupper her chances of qualifying for the GB team in Rio Carly Tait, a sprint wheelchair racer, is four months away from trials to represent Great Britain at this summer’s Paralympics in Rio – but she […]

An event to help more disabled people find work has taken place in Worcester today – with the city’s MP hailing it a success. Robin Walker helped pull together ‘Disability Confident’, a networking-style event at the Guildhall which saw a series of employers and other organisations man stalls.  A steady stream of disabled people attended to […]