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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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What’s Happening

  • The next confirmed four-week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will be July 1st to 27th, 2018, in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the incredible ImPulsTanz Festival. Other Courses may occur during April in Ecuador, and during September in Europe or North America. In 2017 these courses were held in Portugal and Greece, attended by dance educators and dance artists from 20 countries, spanning across 3 continents.
  • Free Performance for Eugene public on December 7th, 7:00 p.m., Spectrum! Performance will be held in the University of Oregon's Gerlinger Annex dance department building. Please RSVP by clicking here. For more information on the event, please click here.
  • DanceAbility International’s performing company will be expanding Oregon touring in 2018! If you are an interested presenter in a theater, community center, or school, please be in touch!
  • We have just added a new Danceability Orientation to our schedule! Orientation will be held December 13th to 17th in Pueblo, Mexico, taught by Alito Alessi. More details will be posted soon. In 2018, more 5-day orientations are planned in Argentina, Germany, the United States, and Uruguay. They are for dance educators and others wanting immersion in the DanceAbility Method. Inquire with us for dates and other details.
  • Weekly DanceAbility classes, Lane County, Oregon
    EUGENE Adults 1: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. October 19th – December 21st
    EUGENE Adults 2 and 3: Thursdays twice a month 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. See calendar page for details.
    EUGENE Youth: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. October 19th – December 21st
    Eugene classes are all held at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene
    COTTAGE GROVE Combo Adults/Teens: Monday's 5:00-6:00 p.m. October 23rd – December 18th
    SPRINGFIELD Youth: Monday's 3:45-4:30 p.m. Please call or email to check about space availability for Mondays.
    Prices: Suggested $10 per class, and $80-$100 per 8-9 week session. No one turned away for lack of funds, thanks to generous donors. Inquire about our partial and full scholarships.
  • 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 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