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Wheelchair Dance Sport Association moves HQ to Lemarie Centre for Charities in Watford
A wheelchair dancers group have moved its HQ to Watford.
The town has become the new home of The Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (WDSA), which is now based at the Lemarie Centre for Charities, in St Albans Road.
WDSA has 500 members among 30 groups across the UK, with dancers ranging in age from six to 93.
WDSA spokeswoman Lin McGeough said: "We have our head office based in Watford as we saw this as a great location to engage more centrally, not only with the community of Watford and London, but also communicate with the 30 or so groups we have in the UK along with the 500 members.
"All of them have a choice to meet on a weekly basis and have fun be active and engage with the community right through to those that would like to compete locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
"We are here because people want to dance or people want to be involved in a sport that is open to them.
"We give people the opportunity to develop and grow, whether that be as an individual just coming to one of our groups and meeting other people and having fun and being active, or whether it is a individual who is seen as a group leader and having the confidence and belief in themselves to get the skills and qualification to become an instructor and work in their own local community.
"We are always needing help and support, and people can help us in our new head office in Watford by volunteering their time or skills to support our groups.
"Alternatively we do have a local group in Watford that meet in the Meriden Community Centre every Tuesday from 6.30pm until 8pm.
"People can also support us through sponsorship, donation or they can become a member and find out what is happening in wheelchair dance and dance sport.
"Alternatively we are always looking for people to become instructors and for them to set up a group in your local community.
"You can contact us for more information (information below or you can have a look at our website (www.wdsauk.co.uk).
"If you have a venue or you would like to help us run a group or course in your community please contact us on 0300 111 3045 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and enable us to open the doors to your community through wheelchair dance sport.
"Also on September 7 the Lemarie Centre for Charities is celebrating its 50th anniversary - on national Paralympic day - so as new tenants here we are joining the party being held between 2-5pm with wheelchair dance sessions. Anyone is welcome to come along and have a go."
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