Tuesday 13 June 2017
On Saturday 10 June 2017, Step Change Studios launched its inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance classes at the Abbey Centre in London.
The launch class was a fantastic start to the summer term course, with many wheelchair participants ranging from professional and competitive dancers to people who were dancing for the first time. The classes provided many previously sporty participants with the chance to get active again.
The first class covered Waltz and Cha Cha. Rashmi said:
“Everyone was amazing – they followed well, had great energy and worked well as a group as we changed partners throughout the session.”
It would be great to see as many wheelchair users as possible interested in dance join the class – and to bring friends and other people they think will be interested in being standing partners. It’s a great way to be active and creative, and it can be enjoyed as a social, fun experience or as a way to perform and compete for people that want an athletic, progressive pathway.
After the first class one participant said:
“It was great to see what we could do with our wheelchairs, and fun to learn different dances. The teacher noticed when people needed assistance.”
There are only five more classes (last class July 15th) until a Summer break but classes will return in the Autumn.