An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..
DanceSyndrome, an inclusive arts charity that aims to inform and empower people through dance, was honoured with the Not-For-Profit gong in the awards, which celebrate excellence in business in the area and are organised by Lancashire Business View magazine.
The charity, founded by dancer Jen Blackwell who has Down’s syndrome, provides creative and fun learning opportunities for people with or without disabilities. Its community workshops take place across Lancashire and Greater Manchester and are led by dance leaders who are all trained through the charity’s own unique training course, Dance By Example, which is designed to give people the confidence and skills to co-lead community dance workshops.
The Not-For-Profit Award was designed to celebrate not-for-profit public and private sector organisations that demonstrate support and development of their workforce including commitment to skills, flexible working, team building and sharing successes.
DanceSyndrome managing director Dawn Vickers said: “We are so proud to be chosen as winners of the Not-For-Profit Award. The other organisations who were nominated all do really valuable and important work, so we feel truly honoured to be chosen as the winner. It is a real privilege to be recognised in the company of so many excellent organisations from across the county. We hope to be able to build on this success and enable even more people to join us and be inspired to follow their dreams, whether that is in dance or other areas.”
Read a previous story on one of DanceSyndrome's members receiving an award click here http://www.lep.co.uk/news/dancer-becky-shows-disability-is-no-obstacle-to-keeping-a-step-ahead-1-8283231