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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

  • Audition Notice!
    DanceAbility is looking for more dancers to join the touring performance company! We are seeking an expressive person with any level of movement ability to perform in our 2018-2019 season. The auditions will be held in Eugene, Oregon, at the Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405) on August 30th from 10am - 12pm.
    For more information and to RSVP, contact us at 1+541-357-4982
  • The next four-week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will be hosted in Rome, Italy, from September 3rd to 28th, 2018. This certification will be taught by Alito Alessi in English with translation into Italian. For more information, please click here.
  • 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.
  • Eugene area news: This Fall, join Movement for Memory: a low-intensity interactive movement lesson for ALL people, informed by the DanceAbility method and Brain Dance and with live music by Rich Glauber!
    FREE to the public thanks to support from the City of Eugene.
    Event timing: Thursdays at 11am beginning September 27th - December 6th
    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.
  • Community Class Series at the Hilyard Community Center
    Classes are $80 per session or $10/class drop-in rate, with full and partial scholarships available.
    When: Thursdays September 27th - December 6th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    ALL ARE WELCOME To register, please send an email to info@danceability.com or call us.
  • Cottage Grove Community Classes(teens/adults) 5:15 - 6:15 on Mondays, 10 week session 10/1 - 12/3 Opal Center for Arts and Education 513 E Main St, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
    To register, please send an email to info@danceability.com or call us.
  • 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, contact John at 541-520-0874!
  • 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