Dance Links


• Boswells School Performing Arts

Students are given the opportunities to practise and perfect skills in Dance, Drama and Music.

• Essex Dance

The Dance Development Agency for Essex, offering opportunities for dancers in Professional, Educational and Community settings.

• Essex Dance Theatre

Provide opportunities to develop and sustain dance as a performing art and a physical form of recreation for all ages and abilities. Contact  Debbie Holmes on 01245 476335.

Down Syndrome links:


• DSA National Office

Provides information and support for people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers as well as being a resource for interested professionals.

• Down Syndrome Educational Trust

Focuses on the education and development of individuals with Down Syndrome.

• The Downs Heart Group

Offering information and support on heart related matters.

• Down Syndrome Health Issues

Answers to Health Issues by Dr. Leshin.

• Down Syndrome Extra 21

Providing support for and information on Down Syndrome in the Greater London and Essex area.

 • Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Research into health matters.

• Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group

A network of doctors from the UK and Republic of Ireland who have a specialist interest in Down’s syndrome. Their aim is to Share and to disseminate to health  care professionals a wide range of evidence-based and other information about the medical aspects of Down’s syndrome and to promote interest in the Specialist medical management of the syndrome.

• Grapevine Essex

A charity based in Essex for people with Learning Disabilities.  Their mission statement is to make an impact on the lives of adults with learning disabilities by providing the necessary tools for change to enable them to lead active and purposeful lives. During school term time, they run a weekly dance group and a Social Club. During school holidays they arrange varied activities ranging from cookery lessons, drama and art sessions through to trips to London and Surounding areas and the very popular three day camp.

• Mencap (Chelmsford)

Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their  families and carers. Mencap fights for equal rights, campaigns for greater opportunities and challenges attitudes and prejudice towards people with a learning disability.