Para dance is an elegant and graceful sport involving athletes with a physical impairment that affects the lower limbs dancing in a wheelchair. Our Para dancers are partnered with an experienced dancer, so this adaptive sport is inclusive and available to all.
The physical benefits of Para dance include the maintenance of physical balance, flexibility, range of motion, coordination and improved respiratory control. Some of the psychological benefits of dance are social interaction, the development of relationships, and an opportunity to engage in a fun and a friendly event.
Para dance is a Paralympic Sport, governed by the International Paralympic Committee. World Para dance competitions are held in Europe and Asia. Para dance competitions are conducted in Perth. Our registered DanceSport coaches and partners will prepare Para dancers for these and further competitions.
In our classes we teach Ballroom and Latin dances including the Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba, Samba, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep and more. Why not come and have a dance with us, after all dancing is for everyone!
Dancing has given me such a sense of freedom and positivity that I would like to continue as long as I can.Lyn Stewart
DanceSport is intense. It requires focus, persistence, patience, problem solving, physical and mental endurance. I want to explore new dances and continue to ask myself, what else can this chair do?Andrew Liddawi
Para Dance has given me new confidenceDanielle Stitfall
It is such great fun to dance and share with our new dancing friends !!! So privileged to be part of this journey, and look forward to lots more people joining the teamDeborah Hegarty
(Para) Dancing gives me a natural high and makes me feel elated
Manning Senior Citizens Centre, 3 Downey Drive Manning
Adult Para Dance (dancers who use a wheelchair)
Saturday from 12:00noon to 1:00pm
Call Darryl on 0439 460 487 before attending so we can confirm a partner
Empire Dance Club Unit 2/96 Erindale Road Balcatta
Kids Para Dance (dancers who use a wheelchair)
Saturday from 10am to 11am
This class is not run by Ballroom Fit. The class is run by Pat Taylor
Contact Grete Kasi 0468 872 707
Night of Stars National DanceSport Championship 22 June 2019
Ballroom Fit Para Dance on Channel 9 May 2019
Para Dance in the Media July 2018
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People With Disabilities WA provide legal advocacy for people with a disability
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World Para Dance are part of the Paralympic Intentional Committee who organise world Para Dance opportunities
Community Living and Participation provide customised solutions that support people with disability to participate in community life
Rebound WA provide support and services for wheelchair users