Entertainment Factory

Harvest NI October 2015The Entertainment Factory is a dance troupe for people with Down’s syndrome. The troupe meet every other Saturday to learn new dances.

The Entertainment Factory is a great opportunity for children and adults to express themselves through dance and movement, to make friends and have fun.

Each year we work on a themed and structured programme from September to June and at the end of the yeare we showcase our work with a performance in Stranmillis College Theatre, Belfast.

The programme is designed to offer a wide range of physical and mental benefits for children and young adults, including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs,
  • increased muscular strength,
  • endurance and motor fitness,
  • increased aerobic fitness,
  • improved muscle tone and strength,
  • weight management,
  • improved memory, and
  • develop self-confidence and self-discipline.

The regular dance workshops provide adults with the opportunity to meet up with their friends, make new friends and enjoy working together towards a finishing product. It is great to be a part of something that allows everyone involved to showcase their strengths, to grow and develop their skills and gain in confidence in both their social and dance abilities.

Everyone in the group works extremely hard, throughout the year, towards the end of year performance. Families and friends are invited to come along and watch, to see the fruits of all the hard work and effort.

The Entertainment Factory will begin its new term in September and we are always looking new members to continue to expand our dance group. Come along and join in. Our age range is 7+ and we welcome all levels of dancing abilities.

If you would like to know more, please contact the office on 02890 665 260.

Choir

We recently started a choir. It’s open to anyone over 16 and led by a group of trained volunteers with a background in music and choirs.

Most people love to sing, we don’t care if you are pitch perfect!! We hope members will improve their language and signing skills, have fun and make friends.

The choir will be taking part in the summer performance alongside The Entertainment Factory.

You can find out more about the choir here.