This year Father’s Day falls in Learning Disability Week so we wanted to share some words from a father on the theme for this year of “getting creative”. Who better to share their thoughts than Malcolm Blackwell, father of our Founder Jen?   For Father’s Day, Malcolm (pictured with Jen) reflects on this year’s Learning…

DanceSyndrome COVID Update – June 2021:   This update will give you all the information that you need about our continuing online dance sessions and forthcoming indoor sessions. This is quite a long update, if you prefer a visual summary, please click here.   UPDATED 15th JUNE 2021 with revised dates following the government announcement…

We are thrilled to have received a grant of £9,500 to support the work of our Dance Leaders with learning disabilities as the UK follows the roadmap out of lockdown.   Funding from the National Lottery Awards for All will enable us to safely adapt as we return to face-to-face dance sessions in the community…

We all need to keep moving during lockdown, why not fundraise while you do it? Whether it’s through sponsored dancing, walking, running or swimming, we need your help to continue to change the lives of people with learning disabilities through dance.   Throughout the pandemic, DanceSyndrome has worked hard to keep people moving and keep…

DanceSyndrome selected for U.Dance North West online festival   Members of the DanceSyndrome DS Collective performance team were thrilled to be announced as one of the groups selected to be part of the U.Dance North West online festival.   David Corr, Ellie Bamber and Jessica Reid all took part in a video performance of “Blind…

Welcome to the latest DanceSyndrome newsletter In this newsletter we have lots of information to share about what is going on with #TeamDS. We share details of another FREE Taster Day! There will be a short break in our online sessions for Easter along with more information about our plans for returning to face-to-face dancing…

As a small charity we were fortunate to secure grant funding during 2020 and as a result were able to offer free and subsidised dance sessions online. Now that funding has come to an end and from April 2021 our prices for online Zoom sessions will be increasing to £3.50 per person per session. We…

This week is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and people across the country are celebrating all the different ways people with Down’s Syndrome are connecting with each other. Today also marks one year since DanceSyndrome took the difficult decision to close our doors due to the risk created by Coronavirus on 17th March 2020. At that…

Dance Leader Helen Cherry blogs about a day in the life of a person with learning disabilities during lockdown and how dance helps her.   Helen Cherry is a Dance Leader with DanceSyndrome. Helen joined us in 2017 at the age of 27. She took part in our unique Dance By Example leadership training course…

About Becky Becky Rich lives in Preston. She joined DanceSyndrome in 2014 after her dad had heard about the charity through a leaflet. Becky loves DanceSyndrome! She has been dancing since a young age and has always wanted to teach dance, so the opportunities that DanceSyndrome has given her make Becky feel happy!   Becky…

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