Thursday, January 8, 2015

Would your kid like to do this?

Wheel Dance is a Canadian non-profit hoping to bring ballroom dancing classes to children with disabilities.

“It’s a great physical workout, it’s a social activity, it’s fun and it’s a great confidence booster,” says Dr. Iris Kulbatski, executive director of Wheel Dance.

The group currently offers subsidized beginner and advanced ballroom classes to adults with disabilities and a standing partner at an accessible studio in York Region. They’re looking for Toronto area dance studios, rehab facilities, schools or community centres to partner with to offer the activity to children.

Children who use wheelchairs can learn to dance with a parent, sibling or volunteer from Wheel Dance.

Iris would love to hear from parents who’d like to get their kids involved. You can e-mail her at

The photo above is taken from the International Paralympic Committee's Wheelchair Dance Sport Facebook page.