Wheelchair Dance Sport Association announcements

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) (WDSA (UK)) is happy to announce the official Wheelchair Dance Sport Competition in the UK and the first Inclusive Dance Festival, taking place on Saturday 22nd October 2016.

The WDSA (UK) is really excited to announce that the national competition and festival which will take place in Hertfordshire at Wodson Sports Park in Ware, is being sponsored and supported by The Unlimited Company from Simply Health

The day will be split into two sections the morning is an Inclusive Dance Festival open to anyone, this is your chance to shine and showcase your talent! No matter what the age, ability or dance style, join us and perform on the day to show that we can all dance and be active or just come along and watch.

The afternoon is the UK National Wheelchair Dance Sport Competition; including beginner level right up to the best the UK has to offer in the world of wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport.

Timothy Palmer, WDSA (UK) Dancesport Director said: “We so excited to be running the biggest Para sport event ever to be staged in the UK for Wheelchair Dance Sport, and the first of its kind inclusive dance festival, we are very proud to have the backing and support of The Unlimited Company who have been such a friendly and engaging organisation, as to help us promote that Dance can be for everyone. We look forward to this being a strong and long lasting relationship.”

With the Paralympics in Rio and the new series of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 just about to start, public interest in the dance and sport is at an all-time high, and a high level of competition is expected. Spectator tickets are also available to see this amazing sport and the dedication of its athletes

Matt Main, Managing Director of The Unlimited Company, said: “We’re delighted to sponsor the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK). Our aim is to support people to achieve their ambitions, whether that’s playing sport, dancing or even being able to get out and about, and as our name suggests we want people to live an unlimited life, regardless of age or disability.”

This event in October, which will be hosted by the newest Patron of the WDSA (UK) Hakeem Onibudo, is open to all, no matter what the age or ability, the WDSA (UK) is looking forward to showing that everyone can dance. Join us and the Unlimited Company on the 22nd October and show your support through social media and support our #EveryoneCanDance and #MoreThanYouSee campaigns.

To compete at the National Competition or perform at the Festival you can access entry paperwork via the website http://wdsauk.co.uk/events/national-competition/ . The entry deadline is September 23rd 2016.

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK)
Established in 2006 as the National Governing Body for wheelchair dance sport and wheelchair dancing within the UK, for those who would otherwise be excluded from dancing.  The aim of the WDSA (UK) is to promote and develop wheelchair dancing as a sport and leisure activity across the country and to raise the standard of coaching and competition in the UK and internationally at all levels.  Wheelchair Dance Sport is accessible to anyone with no boundaries in terms of age limit or level of ability.