Wheelchair Dance Sport
Wheelchair Dancing is governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport Technical Committee using the International Dance Sport Federation’s (IDSF) modified rules. Wheelchair Dance Sport is a growing sport over the years with its roots going back to the late 60′s. Although initially a rehabilitation and recreational activity, it quickly developing into a competitive sport and today the Wheelchair Dance Sport has over 22 countries actively competing.
Wheelchair Dance Sport embraces a wide range of disabilities including paraplegics, spina bifida, amputees, brittle bones, deaf, blind, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis are just a few of the groups of people who can be involved. Able bodied dancers are eligible to compete with a wheelchair user partner and virtually everyone who can conceivably want to or can dance is encouraged to do so.
If you are new to wheelchair dancing or wheelchair dance sport and want to become involved or find out more have a look in this section of the website it will tell you about:
- Where your local branch is? (TBA)
- How to set your own branch up or become a partner?
- Becoming a Wheelchair Dance Sport Instructor?
- What can we do for Junior Dancers?
- Competing in a Wheelchair Dance or Wheelchair Dance Sport competition?
- The History of Wheelchair Dance Sport.
As well as a wide variety of other information on Wheelchair Dance Sport and Wheelchair Dancing.