Councillor steps up to support dance charity

It was strictly dancing on the agenda for one Chorley councillor who made a special guest appearance at a community dance group for people with learning disabilities

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 4:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 6:13 pm
Lancashire County Councillor for Chorley West Steve Holgate and participants at DanceSyndrome's weekly workshop at The Arts Partnership, Chorley Community Centre, Chorley every Tuesday 10.30am to 12 noon.

Lancashire Countuy Councillor Steve Holgate, who represents Chorley West on the authority, is responsible for supporting organisations working with disabled residents across Lancashire.

And he was keen to demonstrate his his dance moves at Chorley Community Centre as part of a weekly workshop delivered by Jen Blackwell and Donna Harrison from local charity DanceSyndrome.

Steve said: “I want to meet as many organisations as possible from across the county who are working to support people with disabilities.

“DanceSyndrome is a great example of a local charity helping to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

“You can feel the fun and energy in the room, it’s been a pleasure to meet everyone today and see the great work that’s going on in the community.”

DanceSyndrome is an inclusive arts charity that aims to inform and empower people through dance. DanceSyndrome workshops are led by trained dance leaders with learning disabilities, who are supported by professional dance artists.

They are creative and fun learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve their physical health and personal wellbeing , regardless of age or ability. No experience of dance is needed, just a positive attitude!

The workshop in Chorley is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance and fitness session for anyone who wants to get moving and have a good time.

Dawn Vickers, DanceSyndrome managing director added: “We were all very excited to have Steve join in with our dance workshop today. Anybody and everybody can get involved in our dance workshops, so we hope that people will come along and see how much fun a DanceSyndrome workshop is, as well as being a great way to keep active and healthy.”

If you would like more information about this workshop, please call DanceSyndrome on 07597 942494, email [email protected] or visit the website