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As we celebrate 10 years as a charity, we need your help to guarantee our future for the next 10 years. Together we can continue to challenge ideas about disability by proving that people with learning disabilities can be valued leaders & dancers
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On 14th February 2023, we celebrated 10 years since DanceSyndrome was registered as a charity. Now we are appealing for your support to help us to survive the next 10 years.

For those who dont know our story, DanceSyndrome is a multi-award-winning dance charity that was founded by Jen Blackwell, who has Down's syndrome. The charity was formed because Jen found it difficult to find opportunities in community dance that were accessible to people with learning disabilities. DanceSyndrome's ethos is that disability should never be a barrier to following your dreams. All DanceSyndrome sessions are co-led by people with learning disabilities, who take visible Dance Leader roles to inspire people to see what can be achieved when we all become more inclusive. The charity offers inclusive dance workshops and leadership training both in communities across the North West and online via Zoom.

DanceSyndrome wants to change the way that people think about learning disability. Instead of focusing on disability, we encourage people to see the skills and talents that people with learning disabilities have.

Charities do not survive to the 10 year mark without significant support from the communities that they serve. There is significant demand for our services and we are creative with our offering, achieving a lot on a small budget. As a small charity our only real limitation is financial, so we are incredibly grateful for the support of our followers.

Could you join #TeamTen and help DanceSyndrome to make it through the NEXT ten years? We are looking for 1,000 people willing to donate £10 to help us to raise £10,000 in our tenth anniversary year. If you are able to make this a regular donation, either monthly or annually, it would make even more of an impact on our future.

Your donation will ensure that we have a long term future and can continue to support people with learning disabilities to not only stay connected, stay involved and stay healthy, but to be visible leaders in society who change the way that people think about living life with a disability.

We appreciate your support and are grateful for all donations!

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DanceSyndrome is an inclusive dance charity with a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability. We provide weekly workshops, leadership training and inspiring performances, all in line with our unique co-delivery model – people with & without disabilities working collaboratively.

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