Over this year, DanceSyndrome have delivered a number of successful workshops. With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we wanted to give you a snapshot of what we’ve been up to!!
In a DanceSyndrome workshop everybody matters. We bring you inspiration, you make the magic, others are surprised and find a new respect. We aim to inform and empower you through dance in a creative and fun environment. Workshops are led by two company members, one of whom has learning disabilities. One-off or regular weekly sessions are available. We work with partners to create a programme bespoke to participants needs, using techniques suitable for everyone.
In 2013/14 we have delivered the following workshops:
Students from 5 different schools gathered at Whiteash School in Oswaldthwistle to attend DanceSyndrome’s Pirate themed movement day. It was a new experience for DanceSyndrome to work with children and one that was enjoyed by all!! Phillipa Conti, Head Teacher at Whiteash said “The children have had a wonderful day, we would love to do it again soon!”
This was a first for DanceSyndrome seeing 3rd year Dance Performance and Teaching students looking at DanceSyndrome’s ethos and style as part of their community dance module. We first visited for a lecture to give some theory around why we do what we do, before running a practical session to give the students a taste. The students were clearly inspired at the end of the day and some have gone on to shadow projects looking at dance and disability. Ruth Spencer, Community Dance Tutor said “I underestimated how inspiring it would be for the students, thank you so much for coming in and giving them a taste of theory in action”
Our Dance Wednesdays in Hindley, Wigan have been a great success! We are working in partnership with My Life to engage with new participants. This is our longest standing regular workshop and we even had a full evaluation carried out by UCLan students, which showed the sessions to be a huge success! My Life is an innovative social enterprise that connects people with their communities. They help to make lives better for people of all ages who need support to live a good life. One of the support workers told us “Everyone loves coming here, enjoying dance and the atmosphere that is created”