Dance Articles > I achieved something I thought I’d lost years ago

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  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    It is not easy to contemplating it might be like for someone who loved dancing, but then was faced with a debilitating condition. I thought this was a nice article about how one person was able to participate again.

    “I achieved something I thought I’d lost years ago"
    My name is Fiona, I am 60 years old and I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which is a neurological condition affecting the nervous system.

    I recently took part in an inclusive wheelchair Latin/ballroom dance class, with a non-disabled partner. ...
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  2. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    DSI just announced they're doing a line of gowns for wheelchair dancers IIRC.
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  3. Danzee

    Danzee New Member

    An inclusive Latin dance class for wheel chair driven people, yet when you participated your partner wasn't even disabled. HMM.. You must of took a wrong turn somewhere, because if its strictly for disabled people, then why was your partner not disabled?
  4. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    "Inclusive" vs "exclusive". The post uses the word "inclusive".
  5. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Because most of the time, that's how wheelchair dance works. Sometimes, both partners are seated. I've danced with individual seated partners, and with *two* seated partners (that was hard but fun). I've been in ensembles that have more seated partners than standing partners. Wheelchair dance is inclusive -- to say it's strictly for disabled people would make it *exclusive.*
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  6. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    risenfall, snap!
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  7. RythmHansen

    RythmHansen New Member

    This is heartwarming. Dance defies all limits. :)

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