As Christmas approaches, we all start to think more about how we can give to others and for most people it truly is a time of compassion, generosity and being charitable.   Over recent years, many people have started to rethink the way that they share the spirit of Christmas and have made the decision…

Sarah Calderbank is the Project Coordinator for DanceSyndrome’s Spirit of 2012 funded project. Her role involves promoting the charity and recruiting people to our workshops and training courses, as well as organising and attending performance at events. Here she writes about how valuable audience feedback is to DanceSyndrome and shares some of the amazing comments…

As we come to the end of the first year of our Spirit of 2012 funded project, we are collecting together lots of evidence to demonstrate the impact of our work. We wanted to share this amazing case study about Dance Leader Becky Rich, who has truly exceeded all expectations this year!     2016-17…

Peter is a volunteer Dance Leader with DanceSyndrome and has recently taken on an administration role too, helping with our social media, collating research data and helping around the office. He has been heavily involved with DanceSyndrome since the very early days and he tries to join in with all aspects of our work, so…

DanceSyndrome Launches “Select Team”   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…

  Helen Shepherd co-leads the Clitheroe workshop with Peter Pamphlett. The workshop has been running since early 2016 and was set up in conjunction with Spring into Phab, a local group which is run by young people with learning disabilities.  The workshop aims to not only include every member of the group but also to…

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….

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…

Sue Blackwell, DanceSyndrome Co-Founder and Trustee, helped set up the charity with her daughter Jen, who happens to have Down’s syndrome. Jen was unable to find suitable training to help her pursue her dream of a career in community dance, so DanceSyndrome was developed to help Jen and others like her who didn’t want their…

                   Sue Blackwell is a Trustee at DanceSyndrome and co-founded the charity with her daughter Jen in 2009. The charity was started because Jen, who happens to have Down’s syndrome, was unable to find suitable dance training for a person with a learning disability and many other people…