Community Services clients perform at the 2023 IBSA World Games opening ceremony

On Friday 18 August, Hamza and Maryam, two of our Community Services clients, alongside Step Change Studios performed a Bollywood dance routine at the 2023 IBSA World Games opening ceremony.  

Group photo of the Step Change Studios performers at the Opening Ceremony

Both clients joined a programme delivered by Step Change Studios for blind and visually impaired people with a South Asian heritage, and began learning the dance just 12 weeks before performing in front of over 1000 people at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Hamza dancing in the opening ceremony

Developing their confidence and listening skills, the pair were supported by staff from QAC, Claire and Mo, and really enjoyed their time on the stage!

Maryam and other dancers performing on a stage in the Opening Ceremony

A big well done to everyone involved, we are very proud of your achievements!

To view the entire opening ceremony, you can visit the IBSA YouTube channel. If you would like to find out more about Step Change Studios and their performance at the opening ceremony, you can visit a news report on Channel 4

The 2023 World Games is the largest high-level international event for athletes with visual impairment, with more than 1250 competitors from 70 nations. 

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