Para Dance is an elegant, graceful and stylish sport which involves athletes with a physical impairment that affects the lower limbs dancing in a wheelchair. Our Para Dancers are partnered with an experienced dancer.

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. Competitions are held around the world with the sport being proposed as a demonstration sport at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. Currently our classes are for social dancing and team displays. From 2019 Para Dance competitions will commence 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 Cha, Jive, Rumba, Samba and Waltz. Why not come and have a dance with us, after all dancing is for everyone!

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

Danni 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

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

Herb Graham Recreation Centre, 38 Ashbury Crescent Mirrabooka, court 4

Kids Para Dance (dancers who use a wheelchair)

Saturday from 10am to 11am

Classes $10

Call Judy on 0413 041 341or Grete on 0468 872 707 before attending to confirm a partner

This class is not run by Ballroom Fit. The class is run by Judy Pegus and Grete Kasi

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