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…

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,…