ASPIRING dance teachers with learning disabilities can now take part in an inclusive training course in Warrington.

‘Dance by Example’ aims to help people with learning disabilities to gain the skills and confidence to co-deliver dance workshops and take on a role as a dance leader.

The classes are run by DanceSyndrome, an inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire, together with learning disabilities charity MacIntyre.

Sarah Burslem, MacIntyre’s CEO said: “The Dance Leader training is a fantastic opportunity for people to develop their leadership skills and to share their love of dance with local people in local places.”

The course is also aimed at those who want to support dance leaders with learning disabilities.

The future dance teachers will run classes in Warrington, Milton Keynes, Oxford, and Worcestershire from Spring 2022.

Dance Syndrome was founded in 2009 by Jen Blackwell after she found that having Down’s Syndrome meant it was difficult to find opportunities in community dance.

All its sessions are disability-led with the ethos that disabilities should not be barriers to people following their dreams.

Dancers with and without disabilities work together to inspire people to see what can be achieved when people become more inclusive.

To find out more about the workshops, you can visit Dance Syndrome's website.