|Governing Body:||World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF)|
Para dance sport is an extremely graceful, elegant and modish sport that includes the athletes with a physical impairment that affects the lower part of the body.
The sport has gained a new name from IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport to Para Dance Sport in the year 2016, while the International Federation of the sport has been renamed as World Para Dance Sport. Para dance has recently come into limelight and is also benefited greatly from the screening of famous dance based T.V. soaps such as Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing.
It was originally practiced in Sweden in 1968 as a recreational activity for para dancers. Today, the sport is frequently practiced in more than 25 countries all around the globe, and the last Championship was held in Tokyo, Japan in 2013. The European Championships were held in 2014 in Lomianki, Poland and the sport was also featured for the first time in Asian Para Games held in Incheon, South Korea, the same year.
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