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Our Mission

DanceAbility International’s mission is to dissolve barriers and connect people with and without disabilities through dance and movement. This mission is accomplished through classes, workshops and events for adults and children, performances, teacher trainings and educational materials for teachers of inclusive dance.

The work of JFDC creates inclusive communities through dance.

“I believe that DanceAbility® goes beyond movement exploration and is, for many people their first opportunity to define themselves in their own terms and see that this dance form, like their lives, has many options and possibilities.”

~Susan Sygall,

Executive Director,

Mobility International U.S.A.



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Welcome

What’s Happening

  • One 5-Day DanceAbility Intensive is available in Honolulu, Hawaii at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa December 15th to 22nd. This intensive will be taught by Alito Alessi. This training is for dance educators and others wanting immersion in the DanceAbility® Method. For more information please contact us.
  • Announcing DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course
    Montevideo, Uruguay Febuary 4 - March 1
    Taught by Alito Alessi. For more information vist the website Centro Latinoamericano de DanceAbility
    OR call Director, Martin Recto (+598) 099959499
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  • Eugene Area News:
    This fall, join us in a DanceAbility class. All classes are $80-$100 per session or $10/class drop-in rate, with full and partial scholarships available. To register, please send an email to info@danceability.comor call us.
    Movement for Memory: a low-intensity interactive movement lesson for all people, informed by the DanceAbility method and Brain Dance.
    When: Thursdays 11am-12pm, September 27th - December 6th, 2018
    Where: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405)
    To register as an individual or group click here. To visit the Facebook Event page click here.
    Eugene DanceAbility Classes for Teens and Adults
    When: Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm September 27th - December 6th, 2018
    Where: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405)
    To register click here.. To visit the Facebook page, click here..
    Cottage Grove Community Classes for Teens and Adults 5:15 - 6:15 on Mondays, 10 week session
    When: Mondays 5:15-6:15pm, October 1st - December 3rd, 2018
    Where: Opal Center 513 E Main St, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
    To register click here.. To visit the Facebook page, click here..
  • Eugene and across the USA – Join eScrip and many businesses will automatically give a percentage of your bill to DanceAbility International to help us provide more free of low-cost dance programming. For example, Eugene business participants include Market of Choice, Safeway, and many popular restaurants. See our Donations Page for easy sign-up details.
  • Remember to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and connect with us on Facebook
  • Check out our YouTube video that gives an overview of our work.
  • Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska - DanceAbility earns donations when you shop with your Fred Meyer rewards card and designate us. See our Donations Page for easy sign-up details.
  • DanceAbility had the honor of being featured on OPB’s Emmy-award winning show, Oregon Art Beat. To watch the episode please click here.
  • Click here for a full list of active DanceAbility teachers around the world!
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DanceAbility International
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401
USA
541.357.4982