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…

Sue has set off on her epic challenge cycling 44km for 5 consecutive days to raise money for DanceSyndrome. It's all in… Posted by DanceSyndrome on Monday, 16 February 2015   Sue has sent through an update!! This is for real then! Now in Ouarzazale. Yesterday was spent transiting into the High… Posted by DanceSyndrome on Tuesday,…

After considerable arm-twisting I agreed to the challenge of 40-50Km a day for a week in Morocco which sounds impossible to a non-cyclist. So training has begun and stepped up hugely on Saturday with a 30 KM round of Pendle Hill which I survived with the considerable support and encouragement of others. Please support me in my bid…

So as we enter the new year we find ourselves looking at how DanceSyndrome have been doing over the last year. We have produced our Annual Report and the results are extremely positive putting us in a great position for the year ahead. We are very excited for what’s to come here at DanceSyndrome but…

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