DanceSyndrome is celebrating after receiving almost £160,000 of National Lottery funding.   The new grant from the Big Lottery Fund will support a new social franchising model that will give DanceSyndrome greater sustainability for the future. The project will enable the charity to work with chosen partners in other areas of the UK to deliver the charity’s…

Dance Leader Becky Rich has been involved with DanceSyndrome since 2014. She completed our Dance By Example leadership training which has enabled her to deliver her own independent weekly workshop as well as co-leading many DanceSyndrome activities at community events.   As part of Volunteering Week 2017, we want to celebrate the amazing work that…

The cost of supporting our team of 13 dancers to get to Edinburgh is significant, so we are looking for businesses to sponsor the team in return for an advertisement in our event programme and promotion on our social media channels. DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special…

DanceSyndrome are delighted to announce that Steve Elias, star of recent BBC2 show Our Dancing Town, has become a Patron to the charity.   Steve joins us on our mission to get everybody dancing hot off the heels of his BBC2 show, which saw Steve work with a range of local people, from cleaners to…

 DanceSyndrome presents  ‘Orbit’ 14th & 15th August At 11:30am (ends 12:15pm) £7 (Concessions £5) theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall, Grand Theatre (Venue 53), Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW       For press enquiries, please contact Sophie Tickle at leadartist@dancesyndrome.co.uk   We’re all in same boat; all pushing against the tide; and all striving to find…

A team of staff members from Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has signed up to run the Great Manchester Run to support DanceSyndrome.   In 2017, DanceSyndrome hope to raise £10,000 to enable them to take their team of dancers to perform their latest performance piece “Orbit” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The charity decided…

Sarah Calderbank is the Project Coordinator for DanceSyndrome’s Spirit of 2012 funded project. She has been involved with the charity since 2014, initially as a volunteer before being employed in 2015. Sarah’s role involves promoting the charity and recruiting people to our workshops and training courses, as well as organising and attending performance at events….

AFTER ten years of rejection, the dreams of a dance leader with Down’s Syndrome are coming true. Not only has Jen Blackwell just stared in a short film about her journey with dance that premiered at HOME Manchester but she is now set to take her dance troupe to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. The…

DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell was featured in You Magazine on 2nd April. You can view the article “I want to get everyone dancing” as featured in the magazine here: You can also view the article on the Daily Mail website.

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…