Project information

London Disability Dance Instructor Training Course

We are looking to get disability inclusive dancing available all over our nation's capital. We are planning to set up a course to train 12 new disability dance instructors. In addition, we are raising funds to employ a Disability Dance Support Officer to helpour instructors set up their dance groups

1 year

Charity information: The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (uk)

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  • Need


    London has 1,157,165 people with disabilities. At present, the proportion of people with disabilities participating in weekly sport is half what it is for people without disabilities. We believe that this is due to a lack of accessible sport and arts activities in London. Our aim is to rectify this by bringing our able-bodied and disability inclusive dance to London, making dance a viable option for disabled people all over the capital.


    Our project will train 12 disability dance instructors from all over London. The outcome of this will be 12 disability inclusive dance groups being set up spanning the capital. Each of our groups accommodates up to 30-40 dancers and many are regularly attended by about 20 people. Therefore, this project's success could lead to over 400 disabled people who are now able to attend regular dance sessions in their area.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To make inclusive dance available in across London


    » We are promoting this course and looking to raise funds through all our supporters and dancers in and around London

    What success will look like

    We will be employing a support officer to nurture the development of our dance groups once we have trained a team of London-based instructors.

  • Impact


    The long-term outcome of our project is having sustainable groups that are open and accessible, across London. These groups will be a hub for people with or without disabilities to participate in dancing. Dancing is a healthy activity, both physically and psychologically and we hope to see these benefits passed on to the attendees of our dance groups. We will be successful with this project when we know that inclusive dance is available to enhance people's lives across London.


    The only risk we run with this project is not being able to gather the funding to set up our training course. We will have to recruit 12 instructors once the funding target has been completed. However, this is unlikely to be an issue. Across the network of our contacts in London we have a database of health and sport professionals. Once we are able to put the course on, from past experience, we know that we will not have trouble recruiting attendees for it.


    If we reach our funding target we will start the delivery of this project promoting and advertising our training course and individual instructor groups as they are set up.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Training Course Cost of setting up a week long instructor training course
      £11,000 Salary Salary for a Dance Group Support Officer
  • Background


    The training course will be held in a central location in London. We will aim to host the course in an area which can be accessed easily by transport from around London. For example, near Kings Cross would be ideal as it is easy to travel to from most parts of London.


    The population of people with disabilities in London

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our bread and butter is running disability inclusive instructor training programmes. We live and breath to make inclusive dance available and everyday we see the positive affect we have had on individuals and communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Patrick McGeough

    Business Development Manager- Paddy works his socks off to obtain grant funding and plan community projects.

    Emma Millward

    Emma is one of our main trainers. She has come into the world of disability dance fairly recently and has been pushing the activity ever since.

    Sue And Ruth

    Our Level 5 dance trainers. Mentioned in the same breath as you won't find one without the other. The most dedicated wheelchair dancers you'll meet.