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 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…

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 is taking its latest performance piece “Orbit” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival!   DanceSyndrome will be performing “Orbit” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August at The Space at Surgeons Hall.   Orbit was produced in 2016 as part of an Arts Council funded project. DanceSyndrome’s dancers worked…

DanceSyndrome supporter and local businessman Colin Mather has signed up to run a half marathon at the Run Wigan Festival 2017, to support the charity’s 2017 fundraising appeal. Colin aged 63 from Wigan, has been supporting DanceSyndrome for the last 5 years. Colin, pictured left with DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell,  owns Harmony Blinds, a local…

Do you love running, jogging or walking?   Do you want raise money for DanceSyndrome?   On Sunday 28th May 2017 we need you!     The Great Manchester Run is happening in Manchester city centre we are looking for individuals or small groups to take part on behalf of DanceSyndrome.   If you have…

Craig Hartley is selling a book of his poems to raise money for DanceSyndrome (more details available here) and this inspired us to think about the many ways that dance inspires art. We thought a competition would be a great way to bring together a collection of dance inspired art.   We want you to tell…

DanceSyndrome supporter Craig Hartley has kindly donated 8 of his best poems to be used in a book with proceeds being donated to DanceSyndrome’s fundraising appeal.  Speaking about his poetry, Craig said “Having Down syndrome, I’ve always experienced an internal struggle with the things I’ve had to face in life. I decided to call this…

Can you bake, run, walk, dance, swim or shave your head? Then you can help DanceSyndrome raise funding in our appeal to hit our target of £10k by September! In 2016 we want to build on the momentum we created in 2015, which culminated in our Founder Jen Blackwell being voted Inspirational Woman of the…

  DanceSyndrome supporter Richard Baldwin has signed up for a charity challenge to support the charity’s 2016 fundraising appeal.   Richard, age 52 from Preston, has been supporting DanceSyndrome for just over a year. Richard is a volunteer with the Canfield Trust, who support small charities to become more sustainable. His work up to press…