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February 2024

 

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Official Invitation 

Dear Friends of Wheelchair Para & Inclusive Dance, 

In this package you will find all relevant documents for the Welsh Open Inclusive Dance Championships 2024. We hope that dancers from your country will be able to join us. Looking forward to your applications. 

Sincerely,          

Louise Bowman  

Impetus Dance Community Interest Company 

&  Ray Bulpitt 

Inclusive Dance UK 



January 2024

 

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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, sponsored by RMA Sport., and in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council.

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.  It's a fabulous day of glitter, sequins, and pure talent.

No boundaries. For all ages, abilities or how we identify ourselves. We are a LGBTQ+ friendly community, and believe dance is for everyone.

As a Community Interest Company, we rely on grant funding and donations to put the majority of our classes on, and to run our workshops and events, to enable dancers with disabilities the opportunity to come together to share their passion for dance and catch up with friends who they have met through the dance world at this fun, sociable and competitive event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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June 2023

We are pleased to announce we are now a member of the Disability Confident scheme, and are Disability Confident Committed!
We have committed to the following

* Ensure your recruitment process is inclusive and accessible.
* Communicate and promote vacancies.
* Offer an interview to disabled people.
* Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required.
* Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.

Our organisation runs on the support of some incredible volunteers who are disabled and we are now moving towards disabled paid staff who have the necessary skills to support our communities in which we work.
I hope you will agree that we have been able to do this for a while now, and will join us on our journey to continue to provide opportunities for disabled people.

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May 2023

Did you know WE are able to raise funds from cashback on YOUR day to day online shopping?

You shop - brands donate to Impetus Dance Community Interest Company - it doesn't cost you anything more than your usual online shop. The only tricky bit is remembering to click to your website via the app or the donation reminder which you can download onto your web browser.

It's so easy, and all monies raised goes towards supporting our dancers, volunteers, and their families.

Please consider shopping via easyfundraising we would be so grateful.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/.../impetus-dance.../

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Coming in September 2022

New Classes

This Autumn we are bringing new classes to Pencoed Bridgend which will run on Wednesday nights.


Classes will include an LGBTQ+ friendly dance class for young people aged 14-25 years old and an inclusive young adult Ballroom & Latin dance class for standing dancers aged 18-30 years old who want to work towards dance medals and competitions.

Contact us to find out more information.

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One Dance UK Awards Short List

Instructor Louise Bowman is Shortlisted 

Louise Bowman Director of Impetus Dance has been shortlisted for the One Dance UK Community Dance Award. Louise was one of many dance instructors/teachers across the UK who has been nominated for this award. She has successfully been shortlisted to 1 of 3 individuals in the dance in the community award. The award ceremony this year will be held virtually, allowing more people to view some of the amazing work dance teachers, artists and companies are providing across the UK. We wish wish her and all the other nominees the best of luck and await the results on 19th November.

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30th November 2020

Impetus Dance has committed to carers by recognising the vital support that unpaid carers provide their loved ones. Director Louise Bowman stated that "We understand the vital role that unpaid carers provide in Wales so with this commitment we as an organisation will ensure that all our staff and volunteers have undertaken their Carers Awareness training with The Carers Trust South East Wales. This will enable us to recognise, listen and support our carers" We have now taken on a Volunteer Carers Support Officer who will start in the new year.

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June 27, 2021

On Saturday 26th June the Welsh Para & Inclusive Dance Team took part in the UK Inclusive Dance Festival Manchester Grand Prix. This year the event was held online with video entries from teams accross the World competing in Ballroom & Latin, Street & Club, Modern  & Classical. Team Wales made up of 12 dancers (5 children & 7 adults) all took part in the days events and all dancing solo dances. Congratulations to the Team who came away with three 1st places & two second places in the childrens section and one 1 st place, one 4th place and two 5th places in the adult section. The event was a fantastic way to feel connected with others across the world with the same passion for dance. Team Wales now look forward to hearing the results of the UK Para Dance championships on 13th July.

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