Wheelchair dancing

Wheelchair dancing

Wheelchair dancing is a modified version of Dance Sport developed for people with a physical disability that affects the lower limbs. It is a very popular sport in European countries, and is gaining popularity in Australia as a recreational activity.

Wheelchair dancers can participate in combi-style dancing (one wheelchair user and one standing partner) or duo-dancing (two wheelchair users together).

Download our wheelchair dancing fact sheet for more details.

Local programs

Wheelchair dancing is currently available in Brisbane and Mackay. Check the wheelchair dancing fact sheet for times, dates and venue. For information on wheelchair dancing in South East Queensland, visit Dancing Wheelies.

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If you would like more information, please contact us.

Development

Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local wheelchair dancing instructors.

Competition opportunities and pathways

Wheelchair dancers may compete at the World Championships. There are currently no local competition opportunities.

Equipment

Any wheelchair can be used for wheelchair dancing although lighter, more agile wheelchairs make turning a lot easier. Specialised dancing wheelchairs are available from local manufacturers and overseas.

Other roles

You don’t have to dance to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, instructor, manager, or as an enthusiastic supporter. Contact your local wheelchair dancing instructor for more information.

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