The work of DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell was celebrated with a Highly Commended certificate in the HER-abilities Award category at the Inspire Women Awards this weekend.   The Inspire Women Awards celebrate the wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the North West. It is a night of celebration and achievements of women from…

Becky Rich is a volunteer Dance Leader, Spokesperson and Ambassador for DanceSyndrome. As well as performing in both our contemporary dance and street dance performance teams, Becky works hard to promote our charity by giving inspiring speeches at conferences and special events and working to raise our profile through networking. In particular, she has recently…

Jen Blackwell is Director and Founder of DanceSyndrome. Jen happens to have Down’s syndrome but at no point has that got in the way of her aspiration and determination. She always wanted to be a dancer and nothing was going to stop her! This is the story of how and why she started DanceSyndrome, which…

Everyone at DanceSyndrome is excited to be able to share the news that we have been awarded a 2019 Queens Award for Voluntary Services, which is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups.    We are very proud to receive such a prestigious award and we are incredibly grateful to our wonderful volunteers who…

Peter Pamphlett was one of the first volunteer dancers to join Jen Blackwell when DanceSyndrome was first established and he has been a vital member of the team ever since, playing an active role in scoping out what the group wanted the charity to look like and the activities they wanted to deliver. In his…

Becky Rich is a volunteer Dance Leader, Spokesperson and Ambassador for DanceSyndrome. As well as performing in both our contemporary dance and street dance performance teams, Becky works hard to promote our charity by giving inspiring speeches at conferences and special events and working to raise our profile through networking. In particular, she has recently…