What We Do
All you need to know about our local workshops, leadership training and performances.
Information on our the local dance workshops and our other events across the North West.
Welcome To DanceSyndrome
DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability.
We provide weekly inclusive dance workshops for people with and without disabilities, as well as leadership training in line with our unique co-delivery model – people with and without disabilities work together to offer high quality provision. Our group of performance artists attend regular special events and exclusive performances, again emphasising a focus on “ability, not disability”.
We strive to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to not only be included, but to become more visible citizens, have their voices heard on important issues, to follow their dreams and to succeed in their ambitions. Our work inspires and empowers both dancers and audiences to believe that opportunities are endless for people who refuse to be defined by disability.
What’s Coming Up
Everybody Dance - Preston (every Wednesday)
Come and join us at Plungington Community Centre, Preston, for Everybody Dance sessions and dance your way to feeling better! Dancing is for everyone, whatever your age or ability. Everybody Dance is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance and fitness session for anyone who wants to get moving and have a good time. The sessions…
Everybody Dance - Hindley (every Wednesday)
Come and join us at The Rose Club, Hindley (near Wigan), for Dance Wednesday sessions and dance your way to feeling better! Dancing is for everyone, whatever your age or ability. Everybody Dance is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance and fitness session for anyone who wants to get moving and have a good time….
EXTEND: Inclusive Contemporary Dance
EXTEND: Contemporary EXTEND is a programme of inclusive technique classes exploring different styles of dance. These sessions are perfect for both beginners and those with experience. Each class will begin with technical exercises and then explore set choreography, which will be developed over the 6 week term. These sessions will run at Plungington Community Centre…
December 12, 2019
It’s UK Disability History Month and for 2019 the focus is on disabled leaders throughout…
December 11, 2019
2019 was one of DanceSyndrome’s most successful years to date. It was the year we…
December 3, 2019
The DanceSyndrome Dance Leader team has been recognised again at a national level for the…
November 20, 2019
We are delighted that DanceSyndrome has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community…
October 9, 2019
Jen Blackwell, Founder of DanceSyndrome, was announced as one of the most influential people with…
October 1, 2019
Our team are very excited to have been shortlisted as Finalists in two categories at…
September 30, 2019
We are currently running a 10 week long fundraising campaign to mark 10 years since…
September 16, 2019
Yesterday we launched a 10 week long fundraising campaign called “Perfect 10” to mark 10…
September 12, 2019
Accrington based business William Dyer Electrical has chosen to support DanceSyndrome after seeing members of…
September 10, 2019
DanceSyndrome was first started in November 2009 by Jen Blackwell. Since then we have changed…
September 10, 2019
Jen Blackwell, DanceSyndrome Founder and Director, was thrilled to be featured in the first national…
July 1, 2019
The inspiring work of DanceSyndrome was recognised at a national level this week when our…