Jun 21

Let’s get everyone dancing!

Posted by LimbPowerAdmin on Monday 21st June 2021

Let’s get everyone dancing!

Para Dance UK the NGB for Para Dance Sport and Inclusive Dance and LimbPower the National Disability Sports Organisation for amputees and individuals with limb impairments, have come together to enable more of our community to dance, using the knowledge of both organisations we have develop materials for children, young people and the wider community that may not or cannot get out into the community, but still want to keep active.

The four new dance cards have been developed for release during the School Games Week to be used by an individual child or young person or in a school or community setting and involves engaging and easy to follow routines (with supporting videos) that are accessible and fun. They support strength, balance, and flexibility and help to improve energy levels and mood. Each one is adaptable to individual’s abilities, so people can simply take them at their own pace.

“LimbPower are thrilled to be working with Para Dance UK and the Youth Sport Trust to bridge the gap between hospital rehabilitation and community and school activity for children. Dancing is an incredible medium of expressing to improve both physical and mental health and also supports inclusion and social interaction. These resources really are your everyone and everyone really can dance”, Said Kiera Roche, CEO LimbPower.

Designed by and for children and young people, the Dance cards are a free resource available to download and can be used individually or as a resource that schools or youth groups can use to keep everyone active. This can be accessed via the LimbPower website https://limbpower.com/resources/childrens-resources or via https://www.yourschoolgames.com/back-to-school-games/additional-supporting-organisations/ or you can access them via the Para Dance UK page https://paradance.org.uk/dance-at-home-live-pre-recorded/

These popular routines can be followed individually, with friends and family or added to existing group activities (in line with national restrictions). For example, you could start or round off a kids club, reading group, yoga, arts and crafts sessions or anything else that people enjoy as a regular social activity, virtually or physically as permitted.

“We were pleased to work with LimbPower to enable access to a wide range of physical activities that include dance that people can access and gives simple clear instructions and choice is important to ensure that dance is accessible to all”, Said Patrick McGeough, CEO Para Dance UK

Let's get everyone dancing and showing that whether you go to school or a dance class or just meeting with friends we can all have fun and keep active through dance.

Para Dance UK and LimbPower have develop a range of other opportunities for the community to be active you can find our more via the Para Dance Website https://paradance.org.uk/dance-at-home-live-pre-recorded/ or via the LimbPower website https://limbpower.com/index.php/news/para-dance-uk-partnership-limbpower-launches-series-virtual


Notes to editors:

About LimbPower

LimbPower is the National Disability Sport Organisation that supports amputees and people with limb impairments to reach their sporting potential.

The Charity’s mission is to engage amputees and people with limb impairments in regular and sustained participation in recreational and competitive sport and the arts, to improve their quality of life and aid physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. LimbPower aims to put each amputee and limb impaired person in touch with the right sport and leisure activity for their needs and ability.

W: www.limbpower.com
F: www.facebook.com/LimbPowerCharity
T: @LimbPower
I: https://www.instagram.com/limbpower

About Para Dance UK

Para Dance UK is a charity and the national governing body for Para Dance Sport in the UK. We aim to develop and promote dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country.

Para Dance UK develop highly competitive athletes at an international level, as well as progressing dancers across the UK through regional and national competitions.

Para Dance UK offers and runs courses for people who want to provide their own inclusive dance or Para Dance Sports classes.

W: https://paradance.org.uk
F: www.facebook.com/ParaDanceUK/
T: @ParaDanceUK
I: www.instagram.com/paradanceuk/

W: http://www.limbless-association.org

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