Wheelchair dancing, for fun and recreation or to compete with other wheelchair dancers in the UK and further if you want! Emphasis in this group is FUN!

Run by Elaine Ball qualified instructor and winner of the no Barriers award for the Wyre forest for her continued effort to improve the lives of adults with disabilities in the Wyre Forest area through her exercise and dance classes and theatre group The Wheely Different Theatre company.
Elaine is a fantastic instructor and teacher with her can do attitude and warm and nurturing nature. No matter what your ability or confidence she will make you feel welcome and have you feeling like one of the family in no time so what you waiting for give a class a try contact Elaine

Tel: 07821 762649

Email: elainewflg@ymail.com

Just in case you are still on the fence here is an interview with emotions student Samantha Leake pictured above at the No Barriers prize giving.

I am a member of the wheelchair dancing group Emotions which is run by Elaine Ball
I originally joined the group because I wanted to gain better control of my wheelchair, improve my fitness and socialise with different people.I used to love to dance but in my eyes that ended when I had to use a wheelchair. I defiantly have a love/hate relationship with my wheelchair and often feel as if it holds me back and I don't fit in. Correction, I felt like I did not fit in until I started Elaine's classes.

I was surprised when I started attending the sessions at just how many different styles of dance and music was used. We are constantly learning new skills, terms and moves but it all achieved while having great fun and a good laugh. I really enjoy seeing other non disabled people having a go in the wheelchair and their newly found respect for what wheelchair users need to negotiate every day.

In the time I've been attending the group, even though it is early days, I find dancing helps me express myself , it has increased my fitness and I just feel more feminine . My family and friends have already noticed a improvement in my wheelchair

It is my hope that I will inspire others to see past some of the boundaries faced and be able to enjoy more of life though the expression of dance. Wheelchair dancing is now seen as beautiful and elegant, the same as any other dance sport. Our instructor Elaine, is qualified with WDSA (UK) who are the governing body for the sport in the United Kingdom and is a creative performer so we have great fun! Since joining Emotions, I have also joined the WDSA and feel proud to be a member and hope one day to be competing with other wheelchair dancers.

Who knows what the future holds, but I will dance into that future with confidence, and I never thought I would be saying that!

Samantha Leake