DanceSyndrome supporter Richard Baldwin has signed up for a charity challenge to support the charity’s 2016 fundraising appeal.   Richard, age 52 from Preston, has been supporting DanceSyndrome for just over a year. Richard is a volunteer with the Canfield Trust, who support small charities to become more sustainable. His work up to press…

DanceSyndrome founder Jen Blackwell has been included in the May edition of Lancashire Magazine. The magazine which went on sale on Thursday 7th April features a 3 page spread about Jen and how she was inspired to start DanceSyndrome. If you would like to read the full article you can find it here.

DanceSyndrome are launching their first major fundraising campaign at a BBC Get Creative Day event at Blackburn Library on Saturday 2nd April. BBC Get Creative Day is a celebration of the arts across the UK. The campaign encourages participation in creative activities and recognises and celebrates the arts and culture that happen every day across…

  Jen Blackwell has been celebrated in an article in New magazine as part of their feature on Down’s syndrome awareness week. The article was written to showcase inspiring women who have Down’s syndrome and also featured successful Australian catwalk model Madeline Stuart and British actress Sarah Gordy, who has appeared in Doctors, Call The Midwife and…

             North West ladies networking organisation Pink Link has chosen DanceSyndrome Founder and Creative Director Jen Blackwell as a guest speaker at their biggest International Women’s Day Conference to date. Jen aged 33 from Chorley was the winner of the Inspirational Woman of the Year award at the Enterprise Vision…

  Dance by Example is DanceSyndrome’s unique training course which empowers people with learning disabilities to become dance leaders and those without learning disabilities to become support artists. This is a case study showing how Dance by Example has worked for Helen, one of our current participants: “Hi my name is Helen and I’m from…

DanceSyndrome are running an online campaign to raise awareness about our work and to celebrate Jen’s achievements over the last year. We are using a platform called Thunderclap to flood Facebook and Twitter with support for Jen on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8th March. Thunderclap is an app that posts a single message to your…

A new inclusive dance workshop led by dancers with learning disabilities will be starting at the New Era Complex in Accrington on Thursday 19th November. “Everybody Dance” is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance and fitness session for anyone who wants to get moving and have a good time. The sessions include both upbeat and…

Jen Blackwell is now 33 and has Down’s syndrome.  She is the Founder and a Director of the charity DanceSyndrome shortlisted for TWO awards open to all business women across the NorthWest, the Enterprise Vision Awards 2015. Last Friday was a night like no other.  A glittering occasion where Jen sparkled with the best and…

Dear friends, Jen Blackwell is a finalist in the Enterprise Vision Awards 2015 – in TWO categories!!! We’re so proud of her and she is delighted to have been recognised, but she needs public votes to win. And she really wants to win!!!! Please please visit the link below, click onto both the “Inspirational Woman…

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