Empowering and supporting all women to move and dance

14 November, 2019

At the September meeting, the Women with SCI Network learned the importance of supporting women of all abilities to be more physically active, and learned some new dance moves.

The Network was first inspired by two guest speakers from the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, who shared their personal experiences on becoming physically active again. This Girl Can is a campaign from VicHealth, a health promotion foundation promoting good health. VicHealth seeks to highlight the importance of supporting all women to embrace physical activity, and encourages everyone to move in a way that suits them.

For more information on the research behind women and physical activity, or to be part of the This Girl Can community, check out this link:

Afterwards, the Network was introduced to Dance & Roll, a structured dance club for people with physical disability to learn different dance styles. Dance & Roll was set up by one of the Network’s members, Rocca. Read her story here: Yes, you can dance –and here’s how.

The Network was taken through a variety of fun dance routines by dance instructor Gabrielle. This included warm up exercises and a short choreographed dance routine. There were plenty of laughter and smiles as everyone learned to move their bodies in time with the energetic music.

The day ended with a cool down stretch, an afternoon snack, and receiving some goody bags. A big thank you to Rocca and Gabrielle for organising such a wonderful day. It has certainly inspired a few members to take up dance.  

If you are interested in Dance & Roll’s weekly dance classes, contact Rocca on 0408 523 742 or check out

Details of our next event

Saturday, 23 Nov 2019

11:30 AM

The Boatshed café, Pier 3, at Albert Lake

3 Aquatic Drive, South Melbourne 3205  

Available at venue

11:30am -1pm sailing ($12 -$15pp), 1pm onwards BYO picnic lunch or purchase lunch at café, and planning activities for next year 

Spire at 9489 0777 (toll free 1800 999 128) or [email protected]

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