Sunday, November 4, 2012

News from the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association

It is just over one month to go that the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association held their 2012 National Wheelchair Dance Sport Championship, which took place on Saturday 29 September 2012, with a Gala Dinner in the evening to celebrate wheelchair dance sport and wheelchair dance.

This one day event which was attended by over 300 people was a chance for the WDSA (UK) members to show the best the UK has to offer in the world of wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport as well as entertain and engage beginners to the sport. The Gala Dinner which had over 100 people attend was a fantastic night to present the medals to the Champions and to celebrate their hard work and achievements.

On the Sunday the WDSA (UK) launched our new and improved Association which is more open and accessible to all from training individuals to become wheelchair dance instructors to helping and support those individuals who want to find and be involved in wheelchair dance and support organisations in seeing the benefits to customers, staff and others in being involved in wheelchair dance sport and wheelchair dancing.

The WDSA (UK) was also proud to announce three new Patrons to the Charity, Gary Avis, principal Character Artist and Ballet Master of The Royal Ballet, London, Marina Pusic Fitness Model, Bodybuilding and Fitness Competitor, Judge, Fitness Coach & IBFA (International Bodybuilding Fitness Association) Croatia President and Dr Richard Weiler MBChB, MRCGP (Dist), MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine (Dist), FFSEM(UK) . All three have said that they are proud to be supporting a worthwhile charity and look forward to working with the WDSA (UK) over the next few years.

To build on this fantastic launch the WDSA (UK) will on 13th November 2012 at 4pm will officially open their head office in Paignton. Devon. This will mean the Association will be able to help anyone in the UK find, train or be involved in wheelchair dance and wheelchair dance sport no matter what type of dance they want to do.

Sue Cummings Chair of the WDSA (UK) said
“This has been a long journey for the Charity and Association we are closing the book on one chapter but opening a new book full of opportunities, ideas and partnerships which we look to develop and grow.”
For more information on the work the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) does please have a look at our website or look on our Facebook site or call the WDSA (UK) Team on 0300 111 30 45