Inspired dance group comes to Preston

Founder of DanceSyndrome Jen Blackwell and her team in rehearsals

Founder of DanceSyndrome Jen Blackwell and her team in rehearsals

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A new dance event hosted by a charity dance group inspired by a dancer with Down’s Syndrome will come to Preston this month.

Jen Blackwell launched the Lancashire based DanceSyndrome to provide creative and fun workshops training opportunities for people with and without disabilities.

Now as part of their Arts Council funded tour, the team of dancers have put together a new Orbit project and will be performing at Plungington Community Centre on Friday November 18.

DanceSyndrome managing director Dawn Vickers said:“This is an exciting opportunity for DanceSyndrome. Arts Council England funding has allowed us to be really creative with the project.

“Our dancers have had the opportunity to work with some really well respected choreographers and inclusive dance practitioners. We are incredibly proud of the work we have produced and we hope that it will challenge perceptions about what disabled people are capable of achieving.”

As well as performing a range of dance pieces, the dancers will host creative workshops in the performance venues, enabling local people to join in with the dancing and influence the content of the live shows.

At the Preston event there will be a free inclusive dance workshop in the venue starting at 5:30pm which will allow participants to help the dancers to develop exclusive content for the performance which will be unique to that evening’s show, which starts at 7:30pm. Tickets for the performance are just £6 or £3 for concessions and include a buffet at 6:30pm.

If you would like more information about Orbit or to book tickets, please contact the DanceSyndrome team via email at info@dancesyndrome.co.uk.