Come and Try
Para DanceSport is now available in Perth. Danielle Stitfall’s journey began in October of 2017. Rebound WA approached Danielle and fellow teammate Jo-Anna Cooke to attend the WA Open DanceSport Championships. Rebound was looking into the feasibility of running a Para Dance Sport program. Both were wowed by the spectacle of it.
Rebound was then able to set up and run a Para Dancing session with DanceSport WA in January 2018.
Danielle is an administrative assistant. Wheelchair dancing was not something she would have ever imagined would be a good match for her. But she had such a wonderful time at the Para DanceSport session doing things she usually felt uncomfortable with like meeting a lot of new people. Learning things on the spot and doing silly things in front of an audience, she surprised herself by pushing her fears aside and jumped at the opportunity to continue.
Darryl Davenport approached Danielle adult Para DanceSport classes. They quickly became the best part of Danielle’s week. She quickly began to feel the physical benefits of dancing like better balance, core strength, posture, and coordination. Also, the mental benefits include increased confidence, esteem, a sense of, respect, acceptance as well as belonging. Even the people around her, including her husband Bryan, have noticed the positive changes dancing has made on Danielle.
Danielle has performed Para DanceSport demonstration floor shows with Darryl as her partner at the 2018 Night of Stars and the 2018 WA Open DanceSport championships. With continued confidence, Danielle is now competing in local, national and international Para DanceSport competitions.
Having found an unexpected joy in dancing Danielle hopes that by sharing her story she can share that joy with a bigger audience. Para DanceSport is a wonderfully fulfilling activity for people living with a disability.
To find out how you can start Para Dancing with Ballroom Fit click on this link: Ballroom Fit
For information on Para Dancing in Western Australia clink on this link: Para and Ability Dance WA
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Our mission is to make life a better place through dance.
Ballroom Fit offers dance classes and private lessons for seniors and dancers living with a disability.
At Ballroom Fit our coaches ensure we create an inclusive and supportive environment so everyone can reach their full potential through dance.