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Strictly stars support wheelchair dance

Posted on May 18, 2015

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karen and kevinStrictly Come Dancing professionals Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton (pictured) will be attending a Dinner and Dance Showcase, held by Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK), of which they are patrons, on June 19 at the Auction House, Luton.

Tickets for the packed evening, which will feature many performances and demonstrations of what wheelchair dancesport has to offer, are now on sale. Please visit or email to book your tickets.

Marketing director of WDSA (UK), Fred Chak, said: “We are so excited that Karen and Kevin will be attending our showcase and help us to promote the opportunities the sport can offer, not just in the community but as a Paralympic sport. So if you want to meet some amazing people and have fun then come and join us.”

Karen said: “Kevin and I have always believed that dance can touch the hearts of everyone and no one should be excluded from the joy of moving to music in whatever capacity that may be. We are thrilled to continue our support as patrons of the WDSA (UK), and attend the Dinner and Dance Showcase event in June.

“This evening will show that wheelchair dancesport is a great way of having fun, being active and engaging everyone. We look forward to continue, playing an active part in helping the charity achieve its objectives and making this a night people will never forget.”

The WDSA (UK) hopes that the Dinner and Dance Showcase, sponsored by Allied Mobility Ltd, will open hearts, minds and opportunities, not only for its athletes, but so that everyone can see what and how wheelchair dance can change and engage the community.

 Photograph: Adam-James Photography

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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