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Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen

Welsh Open Inclusive Dance Championships 2024

We will have dancers and athletes coming along to compete for the gold in ballroom, Latin and freestyle categories, either as single, duo, combi or group entries for inclusive and wheelchair dancers.

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Time & Location

03 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 16:00 GMT

Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, Heol-Yr-Ysgol, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 9EG, UK

About the event

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting the second Welsh Open Inclusive Dance Championships in Bridgend, South Wales, on Sunday 3rd March 2024.

Eligibility: This event is open to all Wheelchair Dancers & Standing Inclusive Dancers.

Sections for dancers who are wheelchair users (powered / attendant & self-propelling, Vision Impaired, Audio impaired, learning disabilities & ASD) all competitors will be included subject to entries.

Classification: Couples / Solo dancers will be dancing in two classes

Class (LWD) 1: Class (LWD) 2:

Doping:  Doping is forbidden in accordance with IPC Anti-Doping Code

Liability:  The organisers are not liable for personal injuries, damage, or loss of property.

Dances - Timing:

Standard Ballroom Dances

Class 1   Class 2

Waltz    28-30 bars/min  28-30 bars/min

Tango    31-33 bars/min  31-33 bars/min

Viennese Waltz  56-58 bars/min  58-60 bars/min

Slow Foxtrot   28-30 bars/min  28-30 bars/min

Quickstep   48-50bars/min  50-52 bars/min

Time limit:

A minimum of 1½ minutes for Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep.

A minimum of 1 minute for Viennese Waltz.

Latin-American Dances:

Class 1   Class 2

Samba   48-50 bars/min  50-52 bars/min

Cha-Cha-Cha  28-30 bars/min  30-32 bars/min

Rumba   25-27 bars/min  25-27bars/min

Paso Doble   58-60 bars/min  60-62 bars/min

Jive    40-42 bars/min  42-44 bars/min

Time limit:

A maximum of 1½ minutes for Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba and Paso Doble. A maximum of 1 minute for Jive.

Dances in each Competition:


Combi, Duo, Solo, Standing pairs:

Standard - Slow Waltz


Combi, Duo, Solo:

Latin – Samba

Standing pairs:

Latin – Cha Cha Cha


Combi, Duo, Standing pairs and Solo:

Slow Waltz, Samba, Quickstep


Combi, Duo, Standing pairs and Solo:

Slow Waltz, Samba, Quickstep



Combi, Duo, Standing & Solo:

Standard - Slow Waltz, Tango, Quickstep

Latin American – Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba


Ballroom Dances:             Combi and Duo:

Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep

Standing Pairs:

Slow Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep

Latin-American Dances:

Combi & Standing Pairs

Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive


Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble


Slow Waltz, Tango, Samba, Rumba, Jive


Ballroom Dances:

Combi, Duo, Standing Inclusive:

Slow Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep

Latin-American Dances:

Combi, Duo and Standing Inclusive:

Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

Solo Dances

Slow Waltz, Tango, Samba, Rumba, Jive


Combi, Duo & Standing Slow Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz,Quickstep, Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive


Time limit: 2.5 Minutes (Recommended) including Entry and Exit. Props are permitted but should be kept to a minimum Inclusive pairs, in which one of the partners is physically disabled. Inclusive dance groups, that have members with a disability, and members without a disability.


Athletes may choose any type of music for Freestyle ShowdanceEvents) The music must meet a specific length:

The duration for Singles: 1:30 min to 2min

The duration for Combi: 2:30 to 3min

The duration for Duo: 2:00 to 2:30min

Dancers must submit their music prior to the relevant competition in mp3 format. Music should be audible and cleanly edited.

Costumes: Dancers can wear appropriate and safe attire for their needs and choice. Please be mindful of timings of events as we will be running to a strict time scale and cannot over run in time. Entry numbers must be placed on the back of the dance chair or standing dancer / leading standing partner.

Age categories for participants: Children (6-14 years) Juniors (15-19 years) Youth and Adults (19-25 years) Adults 19+ . Choreography in this event can include all dance styles of dance.

Dance Floor: 19m X 14m A maximum of Eight (8) couples is allowed on the dance floor in each heat in each dance.

Judging:  3 Adjudicators including chairman

To assist with administration please send entries to the organiser by 15th February 2024.

Payment: All entry fees are to be paid before the commencement of the competition via the website entry form or by 20th February 2024 via Bacs payment marked with competitor/spectator & name:

Impetus Dance Community Interest Company

NatWest Bank  Sort Code: 60-16-48      Account Number: 84098570


via cheque made payable to:

Impetus Dance Community Interest Company

and sent to:

15, Maerdy Park, Pencoed, Bridgend, Wales, CF35 5HJ.

Refreshments:  A short lunch break of 30 minutes. Please bring your own packed lunch or alternatively food will be sold throughout the day by the charity Bridgend Inclusive Network Group - BING who will be selling hot and cold drinks as well as cakes, snacks and sandwiches. All proceeds will go to the charity who support other 3rd sector charities and organisations to ensure organisations have an Inclusive & Diverse model in place offering, Bridgend Borough people with disabilities, and their families more opportunities in sport and wellbeing activities.


  • Competitor Ticket

    This ticket entitles the buyer admission for themselves and one other person/carer.

    +£0.39 service fee
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  • Video Entry Ticket

    +£0.39 service fee
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  • Spectator Ticket

    +£0.09 service fee
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