DanceSyndrome is excited to share the news that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Charity of the Year award category at the 2018 E3 Business Awards.
Members of the DanceSyndrome team will now attend an interview with a judging panel, where they will speak to the judges about the way that the charity makes a positive impact on our community and the individuals that we work with and what plans we have for the future.
The team will then attend the awards ceremony which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Thursday 12th July 2018.
DanceSyndrome Managing Director, Dawn Vickers said: “We are so proud to be nominated for another award! It is a real privilege for DanceSyndrome to be recognised in the company of so many excellent organisations from across the county. We hope that this nomination will introduce us to even more people who may want to join us and be inspired to follow their dreams, whether that is in dance or other areas.”
DanceSyndrome was established in 2009 by Founder and Creative Director Jen Blackwell. Jen has Down’s syndrome and wanted to follow her dream of being a dancer and Dance Leader. The DanceSyndrome ethos is that everyone has the right to follow their own interests and passions, whether they have a disability or not. We offer dance leadership opportunities to people with learning disabilities and empower them to co-lead high quality inclusive dance workshops which are delivered to disabled and non-disabled participants across the North West.
Our work has been recognised at several awards ceremonies in recent years. The hard work and innovative approach of DanceSyndrome Founder and Creative Director Jen Blackwell was recognised when she was chosen as the winner of the Inspirational Woman of the Year award at the Enterprise Vision Awards in September 2015.
Our Dance Leader Team were recognised at a national level winning the Sporting Chance Award at The National Learning Disability and Autism Awards in July 2016 and we were chosen as Not-For-Profit of the Year at the 2017 Red Rose Awards. Our team would be thrilled to add Charity of the Year 2018 to this list of accolades!