Wheelchair Dance Classes
Wheelchair Dance Classes run fortnightly on Wednesday evenings.
Please see our Covid guidance on attending classes HERE.
Wheelchair Dance Classes are currently FREE! Classes start at 7.00pm-8.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday* of each month.
Wheelchair Dance Classes are open to both wheelchair users and standing dancers to dance with wheelchair users as long as you are over 14 years old.
You don’t need any dance experience to join in, our wheelchair dance classes are fun and enjoyable. Our classes focus on Para Dance Sport – Latin and Ballroom with some social line dances too.
You don’t need a special wheelchair, your own manual or power chair is suitable for basic wheelchair dance. We do have some wheelchairs available to use too. So all you need to bring is yourself and we recommend you bring a drink – like water as you might be surprised how thirsty work dancing is! If you need personal care, or unable to propel yourself in a manual chair or power chair, you should bring your carer/personal assistant with you, they can assist you to take part.
Wheelchair dance is great exercise for both the body and mind and dances are adapted to suit your ability, it’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you can do. Wheelchair Dancing is great way to improve your day to day wheelchair skills.
If you have a flair for dancing and want to go on to compete then we’ll make sure you learn dances suitable for competitions.
Each class is followed by 30 minute practice session for competition dancers.
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month is a CLOSED session for competition dancers. If you are eligible to attend you will be notified after attending the open classes.
*Please check the Events page for up to date class dates.
Sadly Paula passed away in June 2023, so our classes are now led solely by our Co-Founder Gary who is a qualified wheelchair dance instructor in the UK and has many years experience of social and competitive wheelchair dancing.
Classes are held at Trinity Sports Centre (Trinity High School), Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6HP. You can get directions from the map below. There is ample parking at the rear of the school accessed from Boundary Lane – Sat Nav M15 6FX.
If you want any more information, then feel free to contact us.
Affiliated to Associated Board of Dance.
*There may be some weeks during holiday periods when classes are not run, so if it’s your first time coming, please check the Events Page to check class times for that week.
We also run Wheelchair Skills Courses for Adults.