DanceSyndrome was first started in November 2009 by Jen Blackwell. Since then we have changed the lives of hundreds of people with learning disabilities but we now need your help to enable us to continue to deliver these life changing opportunities.   In times of austerity, people with learning disabilities are becoming increasingly dependent on…

In celebration of 5 years as a charity, and 9 years in total, DanceSyndrome have produced a 108 page book (210mm x 210mm) which shares highlights from the history of the organisation alongside stories from people whose lives have been impacted by the charity.   We are selling copies of the book to help raise…

In celebration of 5 years of being a charity, DanceSyndrome is hosting a special 5th Birthday Party fundraising event on 23rd November. A raffle will be held on the night to raise money for our charity.     Raffle prizes include:   Dinner, bed & breakfast for 2 at Blackpool Village Hotel Dinner, bed & breakfast…

DanceSyndrome is taking its latest performance piece to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival thanks to financial support from Chorley based business Empower Housing Association.   In 2017, the DanceSyndrome team performed their debut performance at the Edinburgh Fringe after a successful fundraising campaign to fund the trip. The performances were so successful and got such…

The cost of supporting our team of 13 dancers to get to Edinburgh is significant, so we are looking for businesses to sponsor the team in return for an advertisement in our event programme and promotion on our social media channels. DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special…

 DanceSyndrome presents  ‘Orbit’ 14th & 15th August At 11:30am (ends 12:15pm) £7 (Concessions £5) theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall, Grand Theatre (Venue 53), Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW       For press enquiries, please contact Sophie Tickle at leadartist@dancesyndrome.co.uk   We’re all in same boat; all pushing against the tide; and all striving to find…

AFTER ten years of rejection, the dreams of a dance leader with Down’s Syndrome are coming true. Not only has Jen Blackwell just stared in a short film about her journey with dance that premiered at HOME Manchester but she is now set to take her dance troupe to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. The…

DanceSyndrome is taking its latest performance piece “Orbit” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival!   DanceSyndrome will be performing “Orbit” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August at The Space at Surgeons Hall.   Orbit was produced in 2016 as part of an Arts Council funded project. DanceSyndrome’s dancers worked…

DanceSyndrome supporter and local businessman Colin Mather has signed up to run a half marathon at the Run Wigan Festival 2017, to support the charity’s 2017 fundraising appeal. Colin aged 63 from Wigan, has been supporting DanceSyndrome for the last 5 years. Colin, pictured left with DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell,  owns Harmony Blinds, a local…

Do you love running, jogging or walking?   Do you want raise money for DanceSyndrome?   On Sunday 28th May 2017 we need you!     The Great Manchester Run is happening in Manchester city centre we are looking for individuals or small groups to take part on behalf of DanceSyndrome.   If you have…