Medal Scoop for SportsAble Twirlers
The SportsAble Twirlers enjoyed a day of wheelchair dance when they competed in the ParaDance Sport UK National Dance Championships at the weekend (26th and 27th October). Their weeks of training and hard work paid off when they won an impressive haul of three medals in three categories: 1 gold, ( Freestyle class 2, duo); 1 silver (Freestyle medium group) and 1 bronze (Freestyle class 1, singles).
This was an amazing result for The Twirlers who have only be dancing together for less than six months. The silver medal winners danced to ‘What about Us?’ by P!nk in the mixed class, Freestyle Group (medium). The team comprised Jennie Bouron, Sukhi Gidda, David Hill, Peta Barratt, Lorraine Pickering, Joyce Tesch and Jen Brown.
Mrs Sukhi Gidda & Mrs Peta Barratt won a gold medal for their freestyle class 2 duo (two wheelchairs) dance to ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ by John Parr.
Joyce Tesch was awarded a bronze medal for her Freestyle, class 1, solo dance to “The Other Side”, a song from the Greatest Showman.
Jennie Bouron, SportsAble Twirlers’ coach says, “We are absolutely delighted with our results. The team has worked so hard to learn the routines. We are setting our sights on bigger things for the future and would love to expand our repertoire to take on Latin and ballroom dances.”
Para Dance UK is the national governing body for Para Dance Sport in the UK and one of the 10 sports funded through the International Paralympic Committee. It promotes dance as a sport and an inclusive leisure activity across the country for those who would otherwise be excluded.
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