Phab and Para Dance UK complete joint project
Phab has just completed its very special partnership project with Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) – now known as Para Dance UK – to bring wheelchair dance to Phab Clubs and communities across the South East and greater London areas.
Funding from Big Lottery Fund Awards for All has enabled Phab and WDSA to deliver free wheelchair dance taster sessions to over 800 people over the past two years through Phab Clubs and community events. Wheelchair dance tasters were also provided at Phab’s South East Fun Weekend in Chichester in November and Phab Members from different clubs in the South East enjoyed a special wheelchair dance disco and supper at Uckfield. Importantly, the joint project also trained nine new instructors who are now accredited, qualified and eager to take wheelchair dance out to even more Phab Clubs and community groups in the future.
The final session of the joint project was at Epping Forest Phab Club in January, with members pictured here having great fun enjoying wheelchair dance together. One happy Club Member said, “An inspirational wheelchair dance coach last night – amazing – I’ve never seen so many smiling faces!”
To see the lively Epping Forest Phab Club session, click here.