The construction team working on the new Frontier Park development at junction 6 of the M65 have chosen to support DanceSyndrome after winning a site safety award.   The new development at Frontier Park was chosen as the winner of a “safest site” award by Bethell, a leading privately-owned construction and utility services company based…

We’re thrilled that our Dance Leader team have been shortlisted as Finalists for the People’s Award at the upcoming Learning Disability and Autism Awards!   Members of the team travelled to Birmingham on 16th May to be interviewed by the judges and everyone is excited to be attending the awards ceremony at the Birmingham ICC…

Last week was a big week for DanceSyndrome Dance Leader Helen Cherry. She headed to Bristol to work on technical rehearsals for a touring show called Splash! which is a multi-sensory performance event presented by Extraordinary Bodies.   Helen, 29 years old from Merseyside, joined DanceSyndrome in 2017, taking part in our unique Dance By…

DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell has been shortlisted as a finalist for the HER-abilities Award at the upcoming Inspire Women Awards.   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 all walks of life in the…

Two dancers from DanceSyndrome have been chosen to perform at a prestigious dance festival in London this summer.   David Corr, 21 from Chorley, and Jessica Reid, 16 from Preston, represented DanceSyndrome at the U.Dance North West regional festival in March at The Lowry, Manchester. Working with DanceSyndrome Dance Artists Sophie Tickle and David Darcy,…

DanceSyndrome supporter Craig Hartley has published his first novella “A Change of Views”. Craig has kindly offered to donate all proceeds from his book to DanceSyndrome!   “The Greek Gods used to be revered by the masses but in these modern times the people had forgotten about them. They needed a change… to move from…

Following three successful months of our new EXTEND and EXPLORE technique sessions, we have made some slight adjustments to the schedule for these sessions based on feedback from participants. The new schedule, starting from Monday 29th April, will be as follows:   Mondays: Beginners Ballet – 11:15am – 12:15pm Street Dance – 1pm – 2pm…

It’s World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day today, which is also part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week in the UK.   Several of our dancers happen to have Down’s syndrome and while we always prefer to focus on their strengths, talents and abilities rather than their disabilities, it’s really important that we raise awareness of what…

This week is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week, so we invited DanceSyndrome Ambassador and Spokesperson Becky Rich to share her thoughts with us and write her own blog. Here are Becky’s thoughts about her role with DanceSyndrome.   I am Becky Rich and I am 28 years old. I am a Spokesperson and Ambassador for DanceSyndrome…

DanceSyndrome Founders Jen and Sue Blackwell have been featured in issue 315 of Yours Magazine.   In the article Jen and Sue talk about Jen’s childhood, the challenges that they faced together and how Jen’s love of dance led to the formation of DanceSyndrome.   You can see the full article “We want to teach…