Join us for our Dance-a-thon! Thursday 9th June 10am – 5pm At UCLan Dance Studio, The Media Factory, Kirkham St, Preston PR1 1JN   Get moving, have a good time and raise money for charity!   We want to change the way that people think about learning disability. Instead of focusing on disability, we encourage…

Environmental Sustainability: DanceSyndrome’s Committment   Environmental sustainability has never been more important and as a charity with a strong focus on equity, inclusion and social justice, we feel that we need to consider the environmental impact of our work.   Environmental sustainability is a serious issue that impacts on local communities and because climate change…

Easter Break   Our sessions will close for our Easter break from Sunday 10th April. We will be reopening with the Clitheroe session on Saturday 23rd April.   The DanceSyndrome Team would like to wish all of our participants and supporters a very happy Easter!   If you have some time on your hands while…

As Easter approaches, our sessions will be taking break for two weeks. Why not use the extra time you have on your hands to do some Easter fundraising?   Spring is a great time to get out into your community and talk to people about your favourite charity. The sun is (hopefully!) shining, the daffodils…

Members of the DanceSyndrome team were thrilled to be featured in a brilliant 6-page feature in the April 2022 edition of The Lancashire Magazine to celebrate both World Down’s Syndrome Day and International Women’s Day.   The Lancashire Magazine article includes interviews with our Founder Jen Blackwell and Dance Leaders Ellie, Dorothy and Jodie, who…

DanceSyndrome has a unique job opportunity for an experienced Fundraising and Grants Project Manager to join our close-knit team. This is a part-time role (16 hours per week) based in the North-West with flexibility for both office and home working.   The Fundraising and Grants Project Manager will join the Managing Director, Artistic Director and…

Small charities like DanceSyndrome are facing huge challenges as we continue to adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic. Fundraising is now more important than ever to maintain our much needed services and we need your help! Could you be our next Fundraiser of the Month? Have you got an amazing fundraising idea…

DanceSyndrome Covid-19 Update – March 2022   As you will be aware, government guidelines around Covid-19 have now all come to an end and we would like to clarify for our participants how we are moving forward at this time.   Whilst government guidelines have ended, we want to encourage continued vigilance against Covid-19 in…

DanceSyndrome Founder Jen Blackwell has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs in the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 campaign. Jen, who has Down’s syndrome, went to mainstream school and her dream was to go on to be a community dance leader providing inclusive dance for everyone. Jen and her Mum spent…

On Wednesday 15th December, Pauline Hall was the proud recipient of the very first Christine Doolan Memorial Award. Pauline was given the award as Chris’s sister and for showing great courage during this year of change. Pauline will be the custodian until 2022, when she and others from DanceSyndrome will judge together who receives it…

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