Wheelchair Dance Sport

National Ballroom Dance Association of T&T


Elegance, style and rhythm lead to a winning dance routine. Wheelchair Dance Sport involves athletes with a physical disability that affects the lower limbs. Wheelchair dancers may participate in "combi"-style dancing with an able-bodied (standing) partner or duo-dance for two wheelchair users together. Standard dances include the waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot and quickstep. Latin-American dances include the samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive. There are also Formation dances for four, six or eight couples dancing in
formation.

In 1998, Wheelchair Dance Sport became an IPC Championships Sport, but is not part of the Paralympic Programme today. It is governed by the IPC and coordinated by the IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport Technical Committee, which incorporates the rules of the International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF). In 2009, Wheelchair Dance Sport is widely practiced by athletes in around 20 countries.

For more detailed information, please visit the official website at www.ipc-wheelchairdancesport.org.

National Ballroom Dance Association of Trinidad and Tobago:

President:  Neil Derrick

Secretary:  Carl Edwards

Email:  foxtrotlover@yahoo.com

Website:  http://nabdatt.com/