In celebration of 5 years as a charity, and 9 years in total, DanceSyndrome have produced a 108 page book (210mm x 210mm) which shares highlights from the history of the organisation alongside stories from people whose lives have been impacted by the charity.   We are selling copies of the book to help raise…

In celebration of 5 years of being a charity, DanceSyndrome is hosting a special 5th Birthday Party fundraising event on 23rd November. A raffle will be held on the night to raise money for our charity.     Raffle prizes include:   Dinner, bed & breakfast for 2 at Blackpool Village Hotel Dinner, bed & breakfast…

DanceSyndrome Dance Leader Becky Rich has been recognised with a community award for the contribution that she has made to the lives of people with disabilities across Lancashire.   Becky is a volunteer DanceSyndrome. She helps to deliver inclusive dance workshops and dance leadership training as well as inspiring performances that demonstrate a focus on…

Vicki McCorkell is a Trustee at DanceSyndrome. She is an experienced practitioner in the Arts and a good friend to DanceSyndrome Founders Jen and Sue Blackwell. As DanceSyndrome celebrates our 5th anniversary as a charity, we have been reflecting on the history of the organisation and Vicki has written a short blog about her own…

DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell was thrilled to discover that, following some work  that DanceSyndrome had done with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the team at 10 Downing Street had heard about our work and the Prime Minister wanted to recognise Jen’s work through a Point of Light award.   Points of Light are…

Jen Blackwell, DanceSyndrome Founder and Director, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre on Wednesday 17 October.   The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK….

Sarah Calderbank joined DanceSyndrome in 2014 as a volunteer, helping with producing marketing literature. In 2015 Tudor Trust provided funding for a Business Development and Administration Executive and Sarah was thrilled to take the role. She is now the Project Coordinator for DanceSyndrome’s two major projects, funded by Spirit of 2012 and Big Lottery Fund….

Our dancers had an amazing time in Edinburgh and the Fringe Festival feedback was just incredible! We are so proud of this achievement and wanted to share the collection of comments with you in this blog.       Thanks @DanceSyndrome for making me feel so proud. Your hauntingly beautiful show Lit a Drift @edfringe…

Dawn Vickers is DanceSyndrome’s Managing Director. She has been the driving force behind the charity since joining in 2014. Dawn is a skilled networker who loves to meet new people and find ways to work in partnership. She is an ambassador for inclusion, supporting people with learning disabilities, helping people to overcome any barriers they face and…

DanceSyndrome Managing Director Dawn Vickers has been recognised with an award nomination!   Dawn has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Business Woman award at the 2018 Enterprise Vision Awards!   Dawn has been the driving force behind DanceSyndrome since 2014 and has had a huge impact on the direction the charity has taken….