We’re thrilled that our Dance Leader team have been shortlisted as Finalists for the People’s Award at the upcoming Learning Disability and Autism Awards!


Members of the team travelled to Birmingham on 16th May to be interviewed by the judges and everyone is excited to be attending the awards ceremony at the Birmingham ICC on 28th June. The team are not only nominees at the event but will be providing entertainment on the evening too, with a full team performance of “Lit aDrift” (our Edinburgh Fringe 2018 performance piece) for the other ceremony guests to enjoy!



The awards, which will take place on Friday 28th June at the ICC, Birmingham, exist to celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality provision. The People’s Award will be presented to an individual or team of people with autism or a learning disability. It’s designed to celebrate individuals or organisations who offer exceptional encouragement and support for individuals with learning disabilities and or autism in providing support services and or personal development and inclusion. DanceSyndrome’s Dance Leader team were nominate because they actively promote the importance of improving inclusion in dance and all aspects of life. They aim to challenge perceptions of disability by  becoming more visible and active citizens.


The team previously won an award at the 2016 Learning Disability and Autism Awards, so everyone is really looking forward to returning as performers, if they win an award it will make the evening extra special!


DanceSyndrome Managing Director Dawn Vickers said “We are so proud of our Dance Leaders! They are such a hard working, dedicated group of people who have a real passion for dance. The fact that many of them have overcome difficulties to achieve their ambitions of becoming Dance Leaders is truly inspiring and we hope that people will see them dancing and be inspired to follow their own dreams, whether that is in dance or other areas.”


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