At DanceSyndrome we are always proud of the fact that we offer a great support network to our participants and do all we can to prevent social isolation – so much so that our dancers refer to us as their “Dancing Family”. The last two weeks and the developing Coronavirus situation have been tough for…

Hi everyone,   I do hope that you and yours are keeping well and sane in these extraordinary times we find ourselves in.   We have cancelled all face to face dance activity until further notice.  In the meantime we will be offering online dance sessions starting on Monday 23rd March and ask you all to…

DanceSyndrome Responds to Coronavirus Closures with Free Online Dance Sessions   Everyone at DanceSyndrome was disappointed yesterday when we were forced to have to cancel our sessions until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak.   We engage with over 150 participants and volunteers each week and we know how valuable dance is…

Updated message 17/03/2020   Following the Government statement yesterday evening, our Board of Trustees had a discussion about how this should impact our work. The decision was made to close all DanceSyndrome sessions with immediate effect.   There will not be any DanceSyndrome sessions from today until the end of April.   We understand that…

Join us on social media in the run up to Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and “Show us your moves” as part of our new fundraising campaign!   Do you believe that everyone has the right to dance?  Do you believe in an inclusive and equitable Society where everyone can follow their dreams?   DanceSyndrome breaks…

It’s UK Disability History Month and for 2019 the focus is on disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance. We wanted to write a blog about how DanceSyndrome empowers people with disabilities to be leaders through dance.   UK Disability History Month 2019 will examine how the leaders of the disabled peoples movement…

2019 was one of DanceSyndrome’s most successful years to date. It was the year we celebrated 10 years since Jen Blackwell founded the organisation to provide unique opportunities for people with a learning disability. We celebrated in style with a variety of inspiring performances, national recognition and several awards/ accolades! Here we share some of…

The DanceSyndrome Dance Leader team has been recognised again at a national level for the contribution that they have made to the lives of people with disabilities.   Launched in 2018, the Leaders’ List is the UK’s first national list celebrating achievements of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and is pulled together by not-for-profit…

We are delighted that DanceSyndrome has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.   At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to raise vital funds for our work.   We strive to provide opportunities for people…

Jen Blackwell, Founder of DanceSyndrome, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 8th October.   The Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. The…

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