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 confidenceDanni 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
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
Herb Graham Recreation Centre, 38 Ashbury Crescent Mirrabooka, court 4
Kids Para Dance (dancers who use a wheelchair)
Saturday from 10am to 11am
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
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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