It’s World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day today, which is also part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week in the UK.   Several of our dancers happen to have Down’s syndrome and while we always prefer to focus on their strengths, talents and abilities rather than their disabilities, it’s really important that we raise awareness of what…

This week is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week, so we invited DanceSyndrome Ambassador and Spokesperson Becky Rich to share her thoughts with us and write her own blog. Here are Becky’s thoughts about her role with DanceSyndrome.   I am Becky Rich and I am 28 years old. I am a Spokesperson and Ambassador for DanceSyndrome…

2018 was one of the busiest years in DanceSyndrome’s history. It was the year we celebrated 5 years as a charity and we celebrated in style with a variety of inspiring performances, national media coverage, several awards/ accolades and our own awards ceremony and party to round it all off!   Here we share some…

DanceSyndrome Dance Leader Becky Rich has been in the news a lot recently! In November she was announced as the winner of Disability Equality (NW)’s Lesley Finley Community Award and on Monday 3rd December she was announced as one of only 60 people (15 in her category) to make the national Learning Disability and Autism…

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…

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…

The DanceSyndrome team feel very fortunate to have been able to return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 and couldn’t have done this without the help of many dedicated supporters.   We would like to express our thanks to the following people:   Our sponsors Empower Housing Association, please visit their website www.empowerhousing.org.uk for…

Wednesday 11th July saw the exclusive preview performance of DanceSyndrome’s new Edinburgh Fringe performance piece Lit aDrift.   Our dancers were thrilled to perform in front of a packed audience at The Media Factory in Preston. It turns out the audience we’re equally thrilled to be there! The feedback that we have had from the…