The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (uk)

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (uk)

Charity information

The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (uk)

The WDSA provides support for the growing culture of Wheelchair Dance, not only as a sport but also for recreation. The charity enables members to set up wheelchair dance groups around the country.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    The Wheelchair Dance Sport Assosciation's mission is to expand the sport and recreational practice of Wheelchair Dance across the UK. We aim to provide instructor courses at different levels to any members who want to be involved with Wheelchair Dance to a point where they can run their own groups. Wheelchair Dance Sport is completely inclusive, encouraging instructors who are wheelchair users and also able-bodied. The charity aims to spread the word of Wheelchair Dance, thereby legitimizing it as a sport and as a great way to stay healthy. For those who want to get involved there is a vast variety of different dance disciplines available from Contemporary to Flamenco to Tap. As a charity that receives very little in the way of government funding we are constantly looking for new ways to create revenue so that we can expand. At the moment we rely heavily on donations so would love for the wonderful phenomenon that is Wheelchair Dance to spread across the country.

  • Aims

    The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (uk) aims to:

    • To have a growing number of qualified Wheelchair Dance instructors who have completed our courses and are able to set up their own wheelchair dance workshops and groups.
    • To expand the number of sponsors and donations that we receive so we may grow the charity further and help Wheelchair Dance to become available to wheelchair users across the nation.
    • To grow our membership through various means such as events to raise awareness of the charity and to highlight the importance of the work the charity does. This is a big part of our expansion.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1116988

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 0300 111 30 45

    Address: The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) Lemarie Centre for Charities 524 St Albans Road WD24 7RX

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