THIS GIRL CAN- By National Rep Katie Goodwin



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 to get moving. Is up to you. PDUK has given us women and opportunity to dance.

At Para Dance UK. We truly believe that everyone can dance and that we are all given an opportunity to dance.

On a personal level as a woman with a disability you can be in two minds, you want to be fit and active & do the best you can. There can be a fear that you don’t fit in or you can’t do the sport activity as well as the next person.

I think this is a factor regardless of whether you have a disability or not.

It’s great to have an opportunity like this girl can to remind us women that were just as good as the next person and we can achieve and be fit and active.

For me it’s great to dance with my friends because we’re all achieving together and nobody’s judging you we all have a love & interest of dance and the bonus is we are getting fit and being active at the same time which hopefully makes us feel less self-conscious.

Let’s take these fantastic opportunities to dance or whatever activity you enjoy help get us moving physically and to help emotionally and mentally to which is just as important. Isn’t it?

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves just how amazing we are and let’s encourage everybody.

This Girl Can- is an occasion which is specifically for us ladies/girls ahead of international women’s day on 8th March.

Additional information from PDUK below. If would like to get involved.
Remote Activities
Para Dance UK, in conjunction with This Girl Can have produced a series of recorded inclusive dance sessions aimed at promoting women and girls’ positive health and wellbeing.
The sessions have been filmed as a mixture of seated and standing, but can all be danced vice versa so everyone can join in.

You can choose the most suitable group of videos to dance along to or try them all! Video 10 is our performance routine which you can choose to perform live on our This Girl Can
Inclusive Dance Day on Zoom! This performance is open to all age groups and you can learn and practice the performance routine as much as you like.

The date for the Inclusive Dance Day is to be confirmed but do register your interest in taking part with this link and you’ll receive exciting updates