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Para Dance UK

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Para Dance UK
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info@paradance.org.uk
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03001113045

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What is Wheelchair Dancing?

Wheelchair dance sport is a sport which involves athletes with a physical impairment that affects the lower limbs.

Participants can compete combi style, dancing with an able bodied (standing) partner, or duo dance for two wheelchair users together. Group dance involves wheelchair users only or together with able-bodied partners whereas single dance sees a wheelchair user dance alone.

Standard dances include waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot and quickstep.

Latin American dances include the samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive.

Facts

  • Wheelchair user Els-Britt Larsson was one of the pioneers of wheelchair dancing when it originated in her native Sweden in 1968 for recreational and rehabilitation purposes.

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