Anna James, age 20, is a Dance Performance and Teaching student at the University of Central Lancashire. She is also a volunteer and dancer with DanceSyndrome. Here she shares her story about why the charity is important to her.   “DanceSyndrome performed at UCLan in the first few weeks of my first year at University…

Wednesday 21st March 2018 is World Down’s Syndrome Day. People around the world are celebrating their friends and relatives who bring love, happiness and joy into their lives, and also happen to have Down’s syndrome. This is something we aim to do every day at DanceSyndrome, and we always choose to celebrate people’s abilities, rather…

DanceSyndrome believes in true inclusion. We are proud to be disability led and to provide opportunities that empower our participants to focus on their abilities, rather than their disabilities. For inclusion to be successful, it is necessary to work closely with people as individuals to find out their hopes, dreams and passions and then to…

Jen Blackwell and Becky Rich are the best of friends. They share a passion for dance and spend many hours enjoying each other’s company. But they are not just the best of friends, they are a force for good, challenging perceptions and trying to make the world a better place, using dance as their weapon…

My name is Jen Susan Blackwell. I’m 36 years old and I set up my own dance charity with my mum and dad. My charity is called DanceSyndrome and we are an award winning charity, and we are led by adults with learning disabilities. Our motto is ‘Dancer Led, Disability Inspired’.   Me and my…

Our dancers are very excited to share the news that we will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a huge success in 2017!   DanceSyndrome’s dancers perform live at special events across the UK with the aim of inspiring people and demonstrating that people with disabilities can live a life of their choosing…

Helen Shepherd is a Dance Leader and Administration Assistant with DanceSyndrome. She is a valued member of the team who has a unique understanding of the value of inclusive dance and the complex logistics of delivering workshops and event performances. Here Helen talks about how her work with DanceSyndrome started and why she thinks volunteering…

We’re changing lives, unlocking potential & challenging perceptions with our “ability, not disability” approach! Can you help us?   We are looking for new Trustees and a Chairperson to join our Board of Directors.   Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up…

We’re thrilled to announce that DanceSyndrome’s two films that were nominated for Charity Film Awards have both been shortlisted following the public vote last year!   Thanks to everyone who supported our social media voting campaign at the end of 2017! Your votes mean that both of our films are in the top 10 in…

DanceSyndrome is a charity that focuses on ability rather than disability. We work with a lot of talented individuals, with and without disabilities, who have lots of amazing ideas for driving the charity forward and lots of skills that we want to enable them to develop.   As part of our Spirit of 2012 funded…