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Dancing for Exercise!

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we are big fans of music and dancing and we believe it can be a great stress reliever! From hip-hop to the foxtrot, dance fever is sweeping the nation, fuelled by popular TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and BBC3’s Dancing on Wheels.

Regular dancing is great for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, increasing balance and co-ordination, and beating stress.

One of the best things about dancing is that while you’re having fun moving to music and meeting new people, you’re getting all the health benefits of a good workout.

Before you start

Most accredited dance schools hold beginners’ courses and welcome people with disabilities. Dance schools are friendly and a great way to socialise.

Classes can cost as little as £5 – £10 for a 90-minute session. If the first class you try falls short of your expectations, don’t be put off. It’s worth trying a few different classes until you find the right one for you.

Find a dance class

BBC3’s Dancing on Wheels has done wonders for the sport of wheelchair dancing and raised its profile as a recreational activity. Wheelchair dancing is open to people of all abilities, including mixed ability dance partners. For more information and to find a class near you, visit the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association.

If you are looking for a new wheelchair then do take a look at our range of transit wheelchairs and self-propelling wheelchairs that start from as little as £99!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team