2019 International Day of People with Disability

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. 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. The psychological effects of dance are social interaction, the development of relationships, 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 confidence

Danielle 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 team

Deborah Hegarty

(Para) Dancing gives me a natural high and makes me feel elated

Jane Hutch

Manning Senior Citizens Centre, 3 Downey Drive Manning

Adult Para Dance (dancers who use a wheelchair)

Saturday from 12:00noon to 1:00pm

Classes $15

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

Classes $10

This class is not run by Ballroom Fit. The class is run by Pat Taylor

Contact Grete Kasi 0468 872 707

Dance Connect Dance Mix 27 July 2019

Night of Stars National DanceSport Championship 22 June 2019

Ballroom Fit Para Dance on Channel 9 May 2019

 WA Disability Support Awards Saturday 11 May 2019

Para dance Come and Try Day WA Saturday 4 May 2019

Para dance Come and Try Day Victoria February 2019

Australian DanceSport Championship December 2018

WA Open DanceSport Championship October 2018

Para Dance in the Media July 2018

Click on the below link for Community News online article:

Ballroom Fit Para Dance classes a first for WA

Night of Stars National DanceSport Championship June 2018

 

Rebound WA & DanceSport Come & Try Day February 2018

Sponsored by the Department of Sport and Recreation

Useful links:

People With Disabilities WA provide legal advocacy for people with a disability

Health and Disability Services Complaints Office provide complaints resolution service relating to health, disability and mental health services

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