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…

DanceSyndrome Online Dance Sessions #CarryOnDancing   Everyone at DanceSyndrome was disappointed when we were forced to have to cancel our regular dance sessions due to the coronavirus outbreak (you can read our COVID-19 Statement on the news page). At this time it is still unclear when regular community sessions will return. We will keep you…

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…

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…

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…

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