Christopher Reid is 24 years old, from East London. He is a keen athlete who hopes to represent Team GB  in the next Paralympic games in 400m and 800m running events. Christopher has a learning disability and has had mental health difficulties in the past and he blogs about his experiences to raise awareness and…

On 1st September 2021, DanceSyndrome is excited to welcome Julie Nicholson as our new Managing Director.   Julie is not new to DanceSyndrome. She has been a proud Trustee for many years, actively volunteering her time to influence the direction of the charity, whilst also working as Head of Partnerships & Programmes at UnLtd, the…

Sue & Malcolm’s fundraising sailing challenge DanceSyndrome was founded in 2009 by Jen Blackwell, who happens to have Down’s syndrome, because she found it difficult to find opportunities in community dance due to her disability. Her parents Sue and Malcolm Blackwell wanted their daughter to be able to follow her dreams of a career in…

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…

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…

We need your help!   Have you tried our Zoom sessions this year? We need some short video feedback to share with new followers explaining why our Zoom sessions are awesome!   What we need:   – Videos should be around 30 seconds long – Please talk about why our dance sessions have been important…

DanceSyndrome COVID19 Update – September 2020: As you probably know, the DanceSyndrome team have been very busy over the last six months. In March we closed our indoor dance sessions and hoped that we would return in late April. Here we are, more than 7 months later, still planning a safe return.   This update…

This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week and the theme for 2020 is the importance of friendships during lockdown. 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…

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