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I had the pleasure of watching the short documentary, "Dancing Outside the Box," which was created by blind filmmaker, David Block. Whatever you thought you knew about dancing, throw it out the window, because this documentary shows a whole new side of moving to music; I'm talking about wheelchair dancing!
Actually, it is about way more than just dancing. It is about the person dancing with their wheelchair in strengthening balance and abs, therapeutic activity, navigating in a wheelchair, interaction, and space awareness.
"Why do I care so much about wheelchair dancing? I see the benefit of how it breaks down the social barriers of how people portray those who are less equal. I think it gives them the in for the person who is less able to interact with the able-bodied world, and it gives the able-bodied world the courage to go up to somebody who is less able." - Ray Leight
After watching it, you are going to want to dance the night away! Watch the 15-minute video here!
While you're at it, get the first-ever training manual on integrated dance from The Dancing Wheels Company & School.
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