In advance of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) we spoke to one of our dancers, Ese, about her experiences of having down syndrome. Ese has danced with SLiDE for around two years and is a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing.
‘Everyone with Down syndrome is different. I need help and guidance but my parents and friends are always there for me. I am proud of myself, people with Down syndrome have special talents. You can still get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, you should do what you want to do. Be proud of your disability’.
This image shows Ese performing for the first time with the SLiDE Collective in November 2020 at TURF Projects. Watch this space as Ese and the Collective get back to public performances in the autumn.