Tag: Wheelchair Dancing
Sustaining any form of serious injury can be terrifying, however, when that injury affects your spinal cord, it can be somewhat even more worrying. This is particularly true for those who have always been active, but now face the prospect of life in a wheelchair.
The good news is that just because someone has a spinal cord injury, this does not mean that they have to give up when it comes to participating in sports. There are numerous sports which are incredibly popular among the disabled community and plenty of opportunities to get involved for fun or competitively.
You’ve heard of the Rockettes, but have you heard of the Rollettes – a dance troupe of women in wheelchairs? The Los Angeles-based group was founded by Chelsie Hill, who always wanted to be a dancer, and wasn’t going to let her paralysis stop her.
“When I was a senior in high school, I got into a car with a friend who was drinking and we ended up hitting a tree head-on,” Hill told CBS News. “Going home from the hospital and having everything basically different, the only thing that I loved was dance.” She decided that despite the tragedy, she was going to continue doing what she loved.
Harnessing power of balance, the Vertigo modern dance troupe trains those with a range of abilities, and is looking for new people to teach
Course sprouts excitement in dance community
The media coverage, buzz and participant feedback around the Para dance sport course in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has Cheryl Angelelli confident this is only the beginning in the USA.
The four-time Paralympic swimmer-turned-dancer helped organize the two-day course in late June that introduced the basics of the sport to 25 instructors from around the country.
Sakshi Malik Turns Up to Support the Cause as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre Observes Spinal Cord Injury Day at Talkatora Stadium
Survivors of serious spinal injuries led the celebrations, putting on display a series of power-packed performances that showcased their unwavering audacity and spirit of survival, at a unique cultural event to mark the 2nd Spinal Cord Injury Day. The performances very appropriately reinforced the theme of this year’s Spinal Cord Injury Day “YES WE CAN”.
Chelsie Hill’s dream was to be a dancer and it was evident since she was little that the California native had a promising future ahead of her as a dancer. She won awards at state and national dance competitions and by high school graduation her future in dancing looked very promising.
This quadriplegic dad gave up dancing after he was paralyzed in a car accident. When his daughter got married, he got onto the dance floor for the first time in almost 17 years.
Star, Idaho — Just months after a violent crash left 12-year-old Meghan Wildman paralyzed from the waist down, she is proving that you don’t need the use of your legs to dance.
On March 16th, 2013, the Wagner family was involved in terrible car accident that injured Trina Holley-Wagner and all five of her kids. Meghan was the most seriously injured.
“We found out that she had a neck injury, a blood clot at the base of her brain, and a spinal cord injury on her lower back,” said Trina. “She was paralyzed from the waist down. Pretty devastating … We just didn’t know how it was going to be for her.”
With just a few days to go until the big dance recital, Charlene Curtiss is feeling like it it’s all coming together.
Wheelchair troupe helps performers with disabilities gain self-esteem and grace, even as they get their first paid gig – and dream of taking a star turn on television
The music swelled as Lisa Roy spun in circles across the stage, through the spotlight, first in one direction and then the other, in perfect synch with an ethereal piece called “Promise to Embrace Tranquility.’’