DanceSyndrome Shortlisted for 2018 E3 Business Awards

Accrington based inclusive dance charity, DanceSyndrome  ( ) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Charity of the Year award category at the 2018 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Thursday 12th July 2018.

The charity, which was founded by dancer Jen Blackwell, who happens to have Down’s syndrome, provides inclusive dance workshops and leadership training for people with and without disabilities. DanceSyndrome’s dancers also perform live at special events across the UK with the aim of inspiring people and demonstrating that people with disabilities can live a life of their choosing and demonstrate that their abilities are more important than their disabilities.

Speaking on behalf of the company, Managing Director, Dawn Vickers said: “We are so proud to be nominated for this award! It is a real privilege for DanceSyndrome to be recognised in the company of so many excellent organisations from across the county. We hope that this nomination will introduce us to even more people who may want to join us and be inspired to follow their dreams, whether that is in dance or other areas.”

“We had almost three hundred nominations this year,” said Mubarak Chati, Managing Director of 1 Events Media, which hosts the E3 Awards. “The Awards are now in their sixth year and, every year since we’ve started, the number and calibre of entrants has grown.

“This year, we’ve seen such a strong turn-out that we’ve taken the unusual step of expanding the number of finalists in most of the key categories.

“It’s also been really good to see that we have finalists from every county of the North West, from Cumbria to Cheshire. The E3 Business Awards are all about inclusivity, so to see such a healthy mix of mainstream and rural businesses, women and young entrepreneurs, social enterprises and so on – that’s fantastic, and just what we want to see.

“Given that we’ve had our best ever influx of nominations, anyone who has made it to the shortlist stage has done so against the very fiercest competition. As one of our 2018 finalists,  DanceSyndrome should feel very proud indeed.”

More information about DanceSyndrome can be found on its website – – or by calling 07597 942494.

More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at www.


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